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All Politics Is Local
November 19, 2020
My Neighbors Certainly Didn’t Celebrate Biden’s Win, but They Also Didn’t Publicly Mourn Trump’s Loss
More than 60 percent of my county voted for Trump this year, so the relative calm when he lost gives me hope for the future.
November 14, 2020
Trump’s Response to Losing the Vote
September 28, 2020
One Black Lives Matter Protest in Rural New York Opens the Door to Change
In the months since a Black Lives Matter protest in Catskill, N.Y., one of the march’s organizer has decided to run for office. Change is coming to the rural town.
August 20, 2020
As Democrats Leave Cities, Rural Areas See an Uptick in Voter Registration
A rural marketing campaign offering “solace in a more secluded setting” might give Republicans more than they bargained for.
July 15, 2020
Where I Live, Hostility Toward Black Lives Matter Is Often Indirect
But it’s still there in rural New York—just as it is in Washington.
The Nation is reader supported.
June 24, 2020
Rural New York Is in the Streets, Marching for Black Lives
My town voted overwhelmingly for Trump, so I didn’t expect a big crowd at a recent Black Lives Matter protest. I was wrong.
May 27, 2020
In Rural America, Opioids Kill Many More Than Covid-19
But the pandemic has made the problem worse, too.
April 30, 2020
Where I Live, the Pandemic Can Feel Remote
In a rural village in upstate New York, our hospital laid off staff because there’s not enough for them to do.
April 1, 2020
What the Pandemic Looks Like in Rural New York
“Travel into Greene County from any area at this time is inadvisable and is highly discouraged,” the legislature said.
February 26, 2020
Not ‘Feeling the Bern’
I proudly staked a Bernie yard sign on my lawn in 2016. This cycle, it’s still in my garage, and I haven’t yet decided whom I’ll vote for in the 2020 primary.