U.S.A., Land of Limitations?

Photo Rick Goff died last month. He was smart, talented and hard working. But from birth he lacked opportunity. Credit Susan Seubert for The New York Times YAMHILL, Ore. — We like to boast of America as the “land of opportunity,” and historically there is truth to that.

“We have never been a nation of haves and have-nots,” Senator Marco Rubio once declared . “We are a nation of haves and soon-to-haves, of people who have made it and of people who will make it.”

That’s a lovely aspiration, the vision that brought Rubio’s father to the United States — and […]