Keepers of the Commons and the Spring of Resistance

NASA & the Washington Post
As a bible camp counselor in rural Oregon, on nights where the moon was slivered or new, my campers and I would venture a slow walk to the outskirts of the camp's acreage, with a headlamp in the middle of our line. We'd tread to a small clearing, extinguish all lights, and watch the awesome Milky Way halo come into view.

The Run-Up

"Trump Win is a Grand Slam for Banks"
Yahoo Finance
"Trump to Tap Ex-Goldman Sachs Banker Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary"
Market Watch
"Wall Street Wins Again as Trump Chooses Bankers and Billionaires"
"Trump Treasury Choice Vows to Strip Back Dodd Frank"
Wall Street Journal
"Trump's Wolves of Wall Street"
New Yorker
Mr. Trump's first-round economic appointments of Steven Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross are not the long-awaited people's justice whose specter he used to boil his campaign messaging, nor do they reflect his vision of divorcing the architects of New York finance from the operatives of political sway in Washington. And yet, even in the dissonance, there's a nauseous lack of surprise.