New Straits Times - - Opinion -

the me­dia de­votes a huge part of its cov­er­age to bi­ased po­lit­i­cal pub­lic­ity;

more than 40 mil­lion peo­ple de­pend on food stamps for their gro­ceries, and al­most one out of 30 chil­dren is home­less, let alone tens of thou­sands of adults;

70 per cent of those of em­ploy­able age don’t have a col­lege de­gree and about 10 per cent of 25- to 29-year-olds have not com­pleted high school;

more than 30 mil­lion, or 10 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion, are with­out health in­sur­ance in a given year, and large seg­ments of the poor and those lack­ing ba­sic es­sen­tials are mi­nori­ties;

the na­tional debt is so huge that many can’t even imag­ine the quan­tum of that num­ber;

a sig­nif­i­cant pro­por­tion of the coun­try’s in­fra­struc­ture is in dis­re­pair;

in­equal­ity, in­se­cu­rity and the need for re­form on many fronts abound; and,

politi­cians of all shades,

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