How did 2018 take you by surprise?

The never ending year finally winds down

By Mary Elizabeth Williams
December 20, 2018 10:00PM (UTC)
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AP/Susan Walsh)

Salon introduces its Question of the Day, where we invite you to lead the conversation.

It seems hard to believe that it hasn't yet been twelve months since the Olympics, since Parkland, since Stormy Daniels entered all our lives or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was parodied on "SNL." Do you find yourself taken aback when you recall a simpler time and realize it was… April?


How does the world feel different to you now than it last December? What did you never see coming, and who were the breakout men and women who changed the conversation?

Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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