Your questions, answered: Part II
You asked me anything. I respond.
These midterms are a bit of a cliffhanger, aren’t they? Very foolishly, I stayed up all night waiting for the results. I knew I shouldn’t; I knew I’d be exhausted today—and for no purpose, since the results would be the same whether I saw them come in or not—and I knew I was waiting for nothing, because no matter what, the outcome would end up tied up in court. But I kept refreshing the screen and somehow I wound up staying up all night. I’ve been bug-eyed with sleeplessness all day.
(For our readers who don’t follow American news closely: Yesterday, the US held its midterm elections. Americans widely believed that the fate of democracy hinged upon their outcome.)
Before anything else, though, there’s big news—news that probably matters even more to the future of democracy—from Ukraine: They’ve pushed Russia out of Kherson. The Russian High Command has issued a general retreat order to all surviving Russian forces on the Western bank of the Dnipro. Some 40,000 Russian troops are now running. This is a triumph of the first order for Ukraine and a complete humiliation for Russia. I can’t wait to watch Solovyov tonight.
Russia was pinning all its hopes on the midterms, too:
One of the most satisfying moments since the invasion began:
Let’s return now to your questions as those of us watching the US elections wait for the rest of the results to trickle in.
What’s Paris like?
Elm: How is Paris where you are right now, given the energy issues, price issues, Covid issues, and perhaps the reluctance to back Ukraine?
Claire: This is actually several questions, isn’t it?
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