Ayotzinapa is still being treated as an isolated incident. It is not regarded critically, and the conversation is therefore often heated and shortsighted. The debate does not tackle the event's legacy, but rather its immediate consequences.
China is a great nation with extraordinary potential. But it faces equally significant challenges. It will fare better in the future with a more transparent political system. Ultimately the PRC's leaders will find it ever harder to hide the most important decisions from public view.
Donald Trump made a move that will either go down as sheer genius or utter idiocy. Trump's problem is that he is continually behind Hillary Clinton in the polls by about five points. He is also substantially behind her in the electoral college.
Will a majority of Americans buy into this image of Trump? Is it really a good dad who only checks in on his kids after having been away, enthusiastically offering them a hot fudge sundae? Will we - all of us - fall for his empty promises?
Trump scares me, not because any of his crazy ideas are practically feasible. My real fear is that his brand of bullshitting and nativism will become an indelible part of the American political and social landscape.