This remains a land of decent, civilised people
Riding on a bus in the middle of the night through Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, it's impressive, the sheer volume of traffic, hour after hour. Tanker trucks and semis and auto carriers, thousands of tons of goods moving to market, like a train of ants carrying leaves to their anthill.
Out here, you don't see the "American carnage" referred to in the inaugural address back in January. Evidently, the speaker who portrayed the country as a beached whale and a victim of international conspiracies has now fixed the problems and we're booming again.