Few people realize that the series of children's books by L. Frank Baum, on which the film was based -- most notably The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and some 15 subsequent Oz volumes published during the first two decades of the 20th Century -- is riddled with political references and serves as an allegory for American populism in the 1890s. The parallels to Trump's campaign are profound.
Earlier this year, my wife and I closed on our house in Houston. While she's a previous homeowner, this is my first go-round. And I'm lost. Part of my uneasiness is leftover PTSD from seeing my savings account slashed by a cashier's check, but most of it stems from knowing that everything within those walls is my obligation.