Andrew Bacevich posted a good analysis of the election this year at Tomdispatch. Bottom line: nothing will change until it all comes crashing down.
An excellent commentary from Margaret and Helen on Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump.
A week or so ago we were watching some unusual flights of birds around our neighborhood. Taking a closer look we were surprised to see the were robins. It is January (at least that is what our calendar says) here in northern Indiana and they should have flown south at least two months ago. We have flocks of resident geese and those flocks appear larger than in the past. Evidently we aren't the only ones noticing the strange behavior of our birds.