Everything has come dizzyingly quickly for someone who went from the qualifying rounds to the trophy at the U.S. Open four months ago, and yet she views herself as a work-in-progress who needs to keep building her game. If those on the outside are impatient and have outsized expectations, Emma Raducanu sounds as if she understands the importance of taking things step by step.
In 2021, roughly 49 percent of Americans claimed allegiance to the Democratic Party, while about 40 percent leaned Republican. Fast-forward a few months and the picture has quite changed: 47 percent say they're Republican; 42 percent, Democrat. Seismic, meet shift.
Washington made a big splash last week doing international business, landing one of the prize young free agents and one of the top prospects in the pool -- Cuban outfielder Cristhian Vaquero, who came to the Dominican Republic in 2020.
The pressing question for many in Washington's foreign policy establishment is whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will attack Ukraine, and if he does attack, what actions should the U.S. and NATO take in response.