What do the United States, Lesotho, Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland all have in common?

They are the only countries in the (somewhat) civilized world that do not have guaranteed paid maternity leave. Let’s hear it for the free market taking care of people. What incentive could businesses possibly have for providing paid maternity leave when the guy down the street doesn’t.

In other news the US has said that having aircraft carriers and other various warships in the persian gulf is not antagonistic. Cue Twilight Zone theme. Not antagonistic?? These machines are made with the sole purpose of blowing things up. What would you think if your neighbor went out and bought an anti-neighbor cannon and pointed it right at your front door?