2020: Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse
by Quincy Howard, OP
“2020—just when you thought it couldn’t get worse...” This dark humor has gone viral (no pun intended) because it sums up the collective sentiment of Americans as we move into the final months of this dreadful year. Remember the first unfortunate major events of the year? Week One saw the illegal assassination of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani, which set off a firestorm of global protest and heightened tensions with our nuclear opponent. During the first month we witnessed the deeply contentious impeachment trial and partisan acquittal of the current US president. Those seismic events seem like distant memories and minor blips compared to what would follow.