The 106 Torments, The Inn of the 6th Happiness, now The 29 Hopes, brought to you by the NYT. You can vote for your favorite hope, including your hope for "hope." I urge all of you to get in there an vote for your hope, but vote strategically, that is, if you find a neglected "hope" in the bottom half of the popularity-sorted list, like "border security" and you think that sounds like a better representation of your idea of protecting you than "civil liberties" in the top half, then vote for "border security" even if you are more concerned about the economy.
There were no hopes for pardons for Ramos and Compeán, by the way. And no hopes that the government would stop nationalizing industries.
I just clicked on the "anti-abortion" "hope" (there was no "abortion" "hope" or even a pro-choice "hope") Interesting, the two people who expressed this "hope" framed it in terms of "respecting life" and neither mentioned abortion. In a cringe-inducing sound-bite of inarticulateness that seemed more like a parody of BO's own platitudes about hope and change, the second "anti-abortion" "Hope" was this:
I am a Christian and I believe that life is special and we do need life from the minute of conception.