2020 vision gives us clarity to see the world around us. 2020 hindsight is a way of understanding where we got it wrong in the past. Today, my New Year’s gift to you is a list of headlines I hope to see in 2020. Some are the triumph of hope over experience. Some are aspirational but still possible. Others could really show up in newspapers, magazines, newscasts or social media. Feel free to share your own in the comments section below.
My past aspirational headlines for Donald Trump have circled the drain. At every juncture, he has befouled our civic discourse and polluted our democracy. The only headline I want to see is: Trump Overwhelmingly Defeated: Packs Bags for Mar-a-Lago; Takes Family With Him.
Mitt Romney finds he has a pair: Leads Effort for Secret Ballot in Senate Trial of Impeached President.
Former Marine Amy McGrath defeats Mitch McConnell in Kentucky Senate Race.
GOP Senators Cory Gardner, Martha McSally and Susan Collins Down and Out
John Cornyn’s Base Crumbles in Texas
Democratic President-Elect Announces Public Option for Health Care
United States Rejoins the Paris Accords on Climate; toughens standards for carbon reduction
Supreme Court Upholds Lower Courts’ Rulings on Trump Tax Returns
New Fox”breaking news” poll finds strong majority says truth and science matter
Ageism not a factor in elections; 2020 youth vote highest ever
DACA Kids Get New Lease on Life, Pathway to Citizenship
Netanyahu Era Ends in Israeli Election
Brexit leads to Scotland Independence and Irish Unification
MA Governor Charlie Baker finally gets the T running well
Tom Brady retires with dignity; Jimmy Garoppolo leaves 49ers for N.E. Patriots
Boston Red Sox season a plus despite salary cap maneuvers
Celtics and Bruins become champions again; Hub suppliers run out of confetti
Dramatic rights to James H. Barron’s forthcoming blockbuster book The Greek Connection (publication date May 19, 2020) sold for movie, TV and Broadway musical, author and his wife retire in comfort (File under: aspirational)
May our near and dear ones celebrate 2020 in good health, happiness and peace. May we all return to a place where we don’t have to pick up the daily paper with trepidation and where we can have pride in our country and the values it has represented for centuries -always a work in progress, but trending in the right direction.
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