We aren't hearing about homeless people anymore. Just before the holidays, caregiving groups would not be denied and put out the information about food pantry shortages, and homelessness got mentioned along with that occasionally. But other than that, it seems that the poor aren't having any recent crises. This strikes me as unlikely. With jobs in shorter supply, you would think that even more people would have food and housing problems. For those who would suspect some conspiracy of silence I would remind them that when you hire a cat, you don't need to confer with it to catch mice.
And why aren't we hearing about our bitterly divided country anymore? Instead, we seem to be hearing about one group of people obstructing the other. Were the people who bemoaned our great divide the ones perpetuating it all along?