We spend a lot of time these days talking about failings of the good old U S of A. Frankly, with good reason.
So this thread is for the opposite. Things that have happened recently (say, since Obama was elected) which really make you say “this country is still special”.
-The phenomenon that is Hamilton (the musical). Could there be a more American success story? A child of immigrants works hard and finds great success, while telling the story of an immigrant who worked hard and found great success. But of course, it’s also telling the story of the founding of the USA, and doing so while fusing two quintessentially American art forms (hip hop and broadway), while also being deliberately inclusive in the best sense of the word. The fact that this musical not only exists but is insanely popular makes me proud to be an American, as does the story it tells.