Usually on a miserable day like today I rely on self-medication. Like I did yesterday. But that alone isn’t cutting it, particularly after I just got back from talking about the devastating effect that the prison industrial complex is having on urban centers like Baltimore.

So while checking out the Detroit Free Press I ran across this article about Will Smith and his next film effort. The film sounds interesting enough that I’ll probably catch it as a rental unless I’ve some time over the Christmas Holiday. But what continues to impress me about Will and his wife is their commitment to a democratic life. Check out that last quote Jada drops about Proposal 2.

Politics isn’t about electing candidates. It’s about resources…and also possibilities. They understand the possibilities inherent in American life more than most.