Rural issues

The Most Reliably Democratic County in America Just Sent Hillary Clinton a Signal

The Most Reliably Democratic County in America Just Sent Hillary Clinton a Signal 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 18, 2016 / John Nichols

Coal worker leads on tour of old coal facility

Just Because Big Coal Is Collapsing Doesn’t Mean Appalachia Has to Follow Just Because Big Coal Is Collapsing Doesn’t Mean Appalachia Has to Follow

Is an environmentally sustainable economic transition possible?

May 4, 2016 / Michelle Chen

Flint bottled water

Water Privatizers Have Their Eye on Flint’s Lead Crisis Water Privatizers Have Their Eye on Flint’s Lead Crisis

To disaster capitalists, Flint’s sick children present an opportunity for privatization and profit.

Feb 8, 2016 / Michelle Chen

Mountaintop removal

You Can Wipe Out Coal, but You Can’t Bring the Mountains Back 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.

Aug 25, 2015 / Laura Gottesdiener

Abortion protest

Black Women in the Rural South Are Still Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired 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.

Aug 17, 2015 / Dani McClain

Ken Ivory

Meet the ‘Snake-Oil Salesman’ From Utah Who Wants to Transform the American West Meet the ‘Snake-Oil Salesman’ From Utah Who Wants to Transform the American West

Is Republican Representative Ken Ivory trying to save rural counties, or defraud them?

Jun 18, 2015 / Zoë Carpenter

Life and Death in Brownback’s Kansas

Life and Death in Brownback’s Kansas Life and Death in Brownback’s Kansas

Twenty-one states have refused to expand Medicaid, leaving millions of sick Americans without decent healthcare.

Jun 2, 2015 / Feature / Kai Wright

GOP Congressman Explains Why He Wants to Defund a Health Program He Supports

GOP Congressman Explains Why He Wants to Defund a Health Program He Supports GOP Congressman Explains Why He Wants to Defund a Health Program He Supports

Congressman Mike Pompeo says he supports money for federal health centers, but opposes federal money for the same program if it comes from the Affordable Care Act.

Oct 15, 2013 / Blog / Lee Fang

Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle to Stay Open During Shutdown

Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle to Stay Open During Shutdown Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle to Stay Open During Shutdown

Cut off from federal funding, programs serving abused women may be forced to close.

Oct 8, 2013 / Blog / Zoë Carpenter

Affordable Housing for Seniors in the Cross Hairs in Chicago Affordable Housing for Seniors in the Cross Hairs in Chicago

Property baron Sam Zell has made millions by cutting services and raising rent on retirees like those who came to his Chicago shareholder meeting.

May 15, 2012 / Blog / Laura Flanders

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