After 1/6, it’s gotten harder to talk about why America needs to do more for the rural white working class. Can they meet the rest of us half way, by dumping Trump and picking some other champion?
It’s a mistake to dismiss rural white voters who swung from Obama to Trump as racists or dupes. Their economy shows that rural white people have good reason to distrust Democrats.
Ezra Klein explains the partisanship that allows Republicans to put party before country by embracing Trump. But he says that Democrats aren’t much different in the ways they oppose Trump.
To weaken the U.S., Putin’s Russia works hard on social media to increase tension between American liberals and conservatives. But the oil industry reaps benefits too.