Thanks to Jo Poole for sharing an entry from Chuck Fager’s A Friendly Letter from July 21, 2022. (It’s actually excerpts from the New York Times: There’s a Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things by Bryce Covert) “. . . Why is it so much harder — right now, seemingly impossible — for our country to enact new programs that are customary in much of the rest of the world? It’s easy to blame one or two senators, but the problem runs much deeper. More or less, it comes down to our long history of racism and how it’s wormed its way into every debate over government benefits. . .” For the entire article, see – Kate Hood Seel