Rural issues

Wisconsin Recall Drive Surpasses 300,000 Signatures Wisconsin Recall Drive Surpasses 300,000 Signatures

Two weeks into the drive to remove Scott Walker, more than half the required signatures have been gathered.

Nov 29, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

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

The Democrats’ Rural Rebellions The Democrats’ Rural Rebellions

The Republicans’ dramatic overreach in states from Wisconsin to Maine has created openings for substantial Democratic victories in unexpected territory.

Aug 24, 2011 / Editorial / John Nichols

Unsettled: The Great Plains Unsettled: The Great Plains

The myths and misconceptions that distort the beauty and problems of the Plains.

Sep 15, 2010 / Books & the Arts / Charles Petersen

The Last Farm Crisis The Last Farm Crisis

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

Nov 2, 2000 / Feature / William Greider

Swords Into Plowshares 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.

Mar 21, 2007 / Editorial / Jason Mark

A New Southern Strategy 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.

Nov 9, 2006 / Editorial / Bob Moser

Running on Fumes 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.

Sep 29, 2005 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Democrats Score in the Rockies Democrats Score in the Rockies

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

Nov 18, 2004 / Feature / John Nichols

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