Democrats lost because they swung too far left and abandoned white, working-class voters. If they don’t change course, they’ll become the Green Party.
Donald Trump wants us to believe that immigration is hurting American workers. The truth is more complicated—and less useful.
The white working class is in crisis. But renewal won’t come from political elites or government programs, it will come from communities and families.
Donald Trump’s fans like him for a lot of the same reasons that guys a generation ago liked comedian Andrew Dice Clay: they hate political correctness.
The white working class thinks Donald Trump can solve its economic problems. But their problems aren’t primarily economic, they’re cultural.
The lesson in Donald Trump’s failure and success is an old one: in politics, class does not come first in America. Race relations, particularly those defined long ago by race slavery, do.
J.D. Vance’s memoir ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ offers a personal and informative look at the cultural and economic forces that are causing white America to come undone.
Large-scale market interference risks turning some jobs into anti-productive workfare programs. What might that do for the dignity of the American worker?
Who are Trump supporters in real life and what are the issues they actually care about?
The cowardice of the Republican Party and its allies has embittered people who love America’s heritage and see it as necessary for preserving free government. They see Trump as a champion.
I see more energy and ire coming from political elites against Donald Trump than I ever saw in response to a president who has used his power to dismantle America.
Stun the snobs. Make them remember how noble in grace we can be even at our lowest and most betrayed.
‘Making a Murderer’ indeed uncovers social prejudice, not of Avery’s neighbors against his poverty, but rather prejudice against rural communities and the white working class.
At a time when Americans are clamoring for an outsider, a guy who talks like your mechanic is seen as trustworthy, even though he was born into the 1 percent.
The working class feels disrespected, but perhaps their anger also reflects their insecurities.
It is because I am a son of the working class, and because I am from Chicopee, that I am so hard on the working-class men who support Donald Trump.
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