The US Represented MUSE-Letter for January 22-January 28, 2017

Gary Walker –  Habitually Distracted – “The Non-Resolution Resolution”

What happens when our New Year’s resolutions encounter the cold reality of life? In “The Non-Resolution Resolution,” Gary Walker looks at the lesser-known third week of the year, that transitional phase between the gleeful optimism of New Year’s Day and the dull lethargy that returns about the time new sitcom episodes begin to air.

“Trump at Bat” – Jerome Parent: January 17

In the essay “Trump at Bat,” Jerome Parent points out that no matter what happens in a Trump presidency, his inauguration is a sign of success as well as an important historical moment.