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Rural issues news and analysis from The Nation
November 16, 2016
Urban and Rural America Are Connected by Economic Refugees Like Me
I watched election 2016 from Brooklyn, but I grew up a black girl in a small town.
July 13, 2016
Both Parties Are Battling for the South—but the South Wants Something in Return
Our roundtable reveals new trends in a changing region.
July 8, 2016
Democrats Are Not Speaking Loudly Enough to Be Heard in Rural America
The party platform is not aggressive enough in reaching out to voters who could be won over.
June 22, 2016
Progressives Need to Stop Ignoring Rural Communities
If your words and actions make sense to people and honor their experiences, they’ll get behind you. Even in the country.
June 8, 2016
Dry Taps and Lagoons of Sewage: What America’s Water Crisis Looks Like
A new report finds that safe water and sanitation are increasingly unaffordable for millions of Americans.
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May 18, 2016
The Most Reliably Democratic County in America Just Sent Hillary Clinton a Signal
The Democratic front-runner needs to embrace the New Deal themes that still resonate in frequently forgotten corners of America.
May 4, 2016
Just Because Big Coal Is Collapsing Doesn’t Mean Appalachia Has to Follow
Is an environmentally sustainable economic transition possible?
February 8, 2016
Water Privatizers Have Their Eye on Flint’s Lead Crisis
To disaster capitalists, Flint’s sick children present an opportunity for privatization and profit.
August 25, 2015
You Can Wipe Out Coal, but You Can’t Bring the Mountains Back
The coal industry in West Virginia is collapsing, leaving uncertainty and a drastically altered skyline in its wake.
August 17, 2015
Black Women in the Rural South Are Still Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
A new report finds that too many suffer from rampant poverty and limited access to healthcare.