FROM Kate Julian
Does the Christmas Card Have a Future? Are you getting fewer Christmas cards this year than you used to? What about cards wishing "Happy Holidays" or "Happy New Year?" If you think the numbers are going down, you're not alone. Kate Julian is an editor at Slate.com and, after polling the staff at that online magazine, she wrote a column sub-titled, "Our mailboxes are practically empty."
Nationalism's appeal on both sides of the Atlantic Nationalism, Populism, concerns about immigration and outright racism are part of election campaigns from the US to Europe. We hear how today's election in Holland reflects the recent past and may forecast the future.
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?