Whatever functions to abridge or diminish the sense of responsible agency in our fellow human beings is an assault against the whole human race. Thus, voter suppression and the oppressive intention out of which it arises are an assault against humanity.
America must return to the vision of Dr. King, recognizing that our economic, political, and social systems are inter-dependent. We ultimately cannot prosper alone. Either we all prosper together, or we do not prosper at all.
The arrival of a newborn is usually joyous. But the mood is often tempered by the reality of time off from work. Paid family leave is the logical solution, but logic does not always prevail in legislative chambers.