Erica Etelson

Nathaniel Blankenship, a crew member in a job program with Coalfield Development Corporation, works to remodel a 1920s-era warehouse into office space in Williamson, West Virginia.

Paul Krugman May Not Know How to Reverse the Decline of Rural America. But We Do. Paul Krugman May Not Know How to Reverse the Decline of Rural America. But We Do.

The countryside has been neglected for decades. A Rural New Deal would reverse that with capital and creative solutions writen by and for rural Americans.

Jun 12, 2024 / Editorial / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

Bruce, after arriving in the middle of the night, waits to enter a Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic on October 7, 2023, in Grundy, Virginia.

It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters

Putting together a Democratic majority in 2024 requires winning back some portion of the rural working class. The good news is that it can be done. Here’s how.

May 17, 2024 / Column / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

A voter prepares to cast their ballot in the Democratic Primary as they walk in to the Cordesville Rural Fire Department on February 03, 2024 in Cordesville, South Carolina.

The Only Thing Worse Than Taking Rural Voters for Granted The Only Thing Worse Than Taking Rural Voters for Granted

… is dismissing them as out of reach for Democrats.

Apr 15, 2024 / Editorial / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

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If the Left Doesn’t Channel Populist Resentment, We Know Who Will If the Left Doesn’t Channel Populist Resentment, We Know Who Will

What tone-deaf liberals can’t hear in Rich Men North of Richmond.

Aug 24, 2023 / Erica Etelson

Democrats Must Do Better in Rural America

Democrats Must Do Better in Rural America Democrats Must Do Better in Rural America

If this midterm was a success for Democrats, it is a retreat from what they ought to expect.

Nov 17, 2022 / Anthony Flaccavento, Erica Etelson, and Cody Lonning

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Bette Midler’s Contempt Fuels Right-Wing Populism Bette Midler’s Contempt Fuels Right-Wing Populism

With Trump and his enablers ready to weaponize every condescending word, liberals need to stop giving them ammunition.

Dec 30, 2021 / Anthony Flaccavento and Erica Etelson

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