Discouraging news surrounds us. It’s hard to hide from. It’s in the newspapers, on television and radio, and on the internet.
Our nation is divided, and our politics are polarized. We are torn apart by disagreements over immigration and by racial divisions. A pandemic has killed over 100,000 Americans and hobbled the economy. Health care is unaﬀordable for many. Economic inequality is at near-record levels. President Trump is not responsible for all these problems, but his leadership has not helped.