Immigrants, gays and women who choose abortion are our relatives. They are in our families. We love them—even Republican senators with gay children love them—and we don’t like seeing them pushed around by our government.
A look at the day’s political happenings, including a congresswoman’s attempt to criminalize public female nipple exposure and “Saturday Night Live” pokes fun at Marco Rubio’s State of the Union response.
On one side are those who think of citizenship as a matter of exclusion and privilege—of protecting the nation by keeping out those who are undesirable, and putting strict limits on who is allowed to exercise the full rights of citizenship. On the other are those who think of citizenship inclusively—as an ongoing process of helping people become full participants in America.