Rural issues

Missouri farmer

Progressives Need to Stop Ignoring Rural Communities 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.

Jun 22, 2016 / Anthony Flaccavento

Dry Taps and Lagoons of Sewage: What America’s Water Crisis Looks Like

Dry Taps and Lagoons of Sewage: What America’s Water Crisis Looks Like 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.

Jun 8, 2016 / Zoë Carpenter

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

Why Are Fracking Hopefuls Suing a County in New Mexico?

Why Are Fracking Hopefuls Suing a County in New Mexico? Why Are Fracking Hopefuls Suing a County in New Mexico?

Mora County is challenging legal doctrines that privilege corporations and Big Carbon.

May 12, 2014 / Simon Davis-Cohen

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