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Rural issues

Rural issues news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 21, 2007

    Swords Into Plowshares

    As rural America becomes ground zero for Iraq casualties, Farms Not Arms is urging farmers to attend anti-war rallies and recruiting families to give refuge to returning vets.

    Jason Mark

  • November 9, 2006

    A New Southern Strategy

    The midterm elections proved to Democrats that the South must not be written off. The key to winning rural and working-class voters in Dixie is the same as anywhere else.

    Bob Moser

  • September 29, 2005

    Running on Fumes

    Unless the federal government does something now, rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone of many American towns.

    Sasha Abramsky

  • November 18, 2004

    Democrats Score in the Rockies

    The West is not nearly as "red" as the red/blue maps and pundits would suggest.

    John Nichols

  • November 2, 2000

    The Last Farm Crisis

    In the final triumph of free-market capitalism, farmers will become serfs.

    William Greider

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