Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Bina Venkataraman is The Washington Post’s inaugural columnist of the future—a role in which she documents what’s possible in politics, culture, and society—and a fellow at New America. She is the author of The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age.