I covered a lot of campaigns this year and none was more exciting than Beto O’Rourke’s race for a U.S. senate seat in Texas. Richard Ojeda, an old-fashioned blue-collar Democratic House contender trying to persuade West Virginians to return to their political roots, was compelling, too. I was disappointed that both lost.
I’ve never met Howard Schultz, the former chairman of Starbucks, but he’s on my list of most admirable American chief executives. (I rarely miss a day at Starbucks.)