As a man, I know I'm not supposed to shed tears except for deaths in the family, but I've got to admit that reading Nancy Gibbs' article on Barack Obama in this week's commemorative issue made my eyes misty [Nov. 17]. These were tears not of sorrow but of sheer appreciation for a wonderfully expressed essay about this transcendent moment in American history.
Hervie Haufler, SHELBURNE, VT., U.S.
Ladies in the House
You missed a very important "thing" in your article "10 Things That Never Happened Before" [Nov. 17]. For the first...