I was privileged to be present when Michelle Obama gave the first UC Merced commencement address. Her empathy and brilliance are obvious.
Both major political parties in my beloved country are, to paraphrase the president, cesspits. I register independent and hold my nose to vote for the least odious candidate. Let’s form a new political party for the next election. I suggest Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey as candidates for president and vice president. We would have leaders more like Angela Merkel and Bernie Sanders and less like other politicians.