Arianna Huffington / Politics

We're Back in the Season of Stuff

I wanted that yellow coat the way you might want an oxygen mask when the plane is going down. This was several years ago, on a cold and gray when assorted worries were pecking at my mind.

Social Media Chorus Shouts: Vote! Vote! Vote!

Hours before I headed over to my polling place Tuesday, I logged into Facebook expecting the usual assortment of free-floating outrage, sappy uplift and pet photos. Instead, I got status update after status update exhorting me to vote.