Amid a whole column full of hysterical and highly skippable Trump-bashing, Thomas Friedman actually buries a pretty good point that is worth passing along:
if you want to be an optimist about America, stand on your head — the country looks so much better from the bottom up. What you see are towns and regions not waiting for Washington, D.C., but coming together themselves to fix infrastructure, education and governance. I see it everywhere I go.
And, relatedly, this: "I am not enamored of Clinton's stale, liberal, centralized view of politics."