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Rural issues news and analysis from The Nation
December 14, 2022
Democrats Can Win Rural Seats if They Listen to Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
Washington’s new congresswoman talks working-class appeal and the failure of the party elite.
November 17, 2022
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.
September 27, 2022
Student Debt Cancellation Will Help Rural Communities Too
Critics of Biden’s forgiveness plan falsely call it a wealth transfer to the “urban elite.” In 2020, nearly 6.5 million rural Americans owed an average of $35,000 in student loan debt.
August 23, 2022
How to Kill a Rural Hospital
In Gallup, New Mexico, doctors and community members are rallying to save Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.
July 15, 2022
It Can Happen Here: A White Supremacist Coup That Succeeded
A vivid reminder that rural Americans are on the front lines of democracy.
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May 4, 2022
How Democrats Can Win Over Rural America
It starts with respect.
April 13, 2022
Growing Up Queer in a Small Town
With minimal representation in my hometown and in the media, I hid my queerness and internalized toxic misconceptions about gender and sexuality.
November 10, 2021
Here’s How the Democrats Can Win Back Rural Voters
Democrats have a rural problem. Our party’s failure to even seriously contest—let alone win—statehouses and congressional seats over so much of the electoral map leaves us perpetually behind.
Jane Fleming Kleeb
February 16, 2021
How a Climate-Justice Champion Won Office in Rural, Working-Class Maine
State Senator Chloe Maxmin, a progressive activist who unseated the GOP minority leader in November, talks about social-movement organizing.
February 4, 2021
In India, Farmers Are Resisting Narendra Modi’s Propaganda Machine
The government is using a pliant media and its social-media warriors to paint protesting farmers as secessionists.