Right now, in case you have been a complete hermit, it is US election time. Ads on the American channels are trying to convince you to vote for one candidate or another or in favour of this proposition or not. Certain issues seem to be dominating the headlines right now: COVID and racial strife comes to mind. But other issues are being forgotten- affordable health, affordable education, maintaining good roads and other infrastructure projects, dealing with the homeless, the addicted, affordable child care, just to name a few. The same thing happens in Canada and other countries as well. A couple of big issues take over the press while many of the less glamourous issues seem to be constantly put on the back burner. In almost every election, one or two issues will garner all of the headlines. Everything else gets little attention.