The decline of optimism in the US

What does this mean for American exceptionalism?

A person holding a crying emoji and American flag
Olivia Staser/Staff

“They have all a lively faith in the perfectibility of man. … They all consider society as a body in a state of improvement.”   This is how Americans are described in the French political theorist and historian Alexis de Tocqueville’s book “Democracy in America.” Tocqueville traveled to the United
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To control the time

The front of my orange planner reads “To control the time.” This planner, by far, is the cheapest of the 10 planners that I have bought within the past two years, purchased for $4 at MaiDo, a stationery aficionado’s heaven. Smelling like a fresh beginning, the planner contains 64 blank
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