Pelosi in da house

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… while Dems in the Senate rock it.

Today, I sent this note to Harvey Jacobs, the urban planning professor I had in 1994. He taught Green Politics.

Dear Professor Jacobs,

In 1994, I took your Green Politics class as a senior German major. I wouldn’t expect you to remember me, but our final project was on the history of Madison’s waste management and landfills.

But that’s not why I write. Yours was the first class, the day after the election in 1994, when the Democrats lost so heavily to the Republicans. When you walked into class, you started our discussion with, “Are you depressed? I’m depressed.” The one hopeful thing you mentioned was that eventually, the pendulum would have to swing back. I had to think of that last night as election returns came in–that maybe indeed, the pendulum is swinging back.

I have to wonder, what will you say to your class this week?

Best regards,

Molly Steenson

If I were teaching, I’d say I was hopeful for the first time in many, many years.