The A1 Verse: America is an echo

By Thomas Gaulkin | April 26, 2021

Jackie Williamson via Pixabay.

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred April 26, 2021.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


Conspiracy Theorists Cavort In Messy Recount in Arizona

(from the original by Michael Wines)

angry voters (echo)

Trump! (false claims)
Trump! (first to lose)

put this to rest (put them to rest)

Trump! (lost battle)
Trump! (baseless)

theories of theft (contrary evidence)

Trump! (Trump)
America! (         )


As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

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