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Rick Campbell: My Uncle’s Hunting Trailer

I don’t remember
pulling the trigger, but the pistol kicked hard,
the air exploded; I missed the can.

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

J. Edwin Benton: What happens to rural and small-town Trump voters after Trump is gone?

Residents of rural and small-town communities believe they are not getting their fair share of government attention and vital resources compared to urban dwellers.

April 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

Niaz Dorry: Rural America Is Reeling. What’s the Remedy?

While the U.S. government has prioritized the bailout of Wall Street with public monies, it has marginalized distressed rural communities and failed to provide the necessary funds, expertise and assistance to help revitalize them.

April 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Brenda Butka: Manifesto

Before the revolution, later today, I must admire the chiffon sky, Read a story and the weather report, Feed the fish, find a card for a thank you note. Before … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · 5 Comments

Video: Look & See — A Portrait of Wendell Berry (Trailer)

.   LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

Zenobia Jeffries: The “Redneck Revolt” Is Showing Up at Gun Shows and KKK Rallies to End White Supremacy

This rural White organization put out a call for working-class Whites to “reject the idea of whiteness.” Last year, following the presidential election, I wrote a column suggesting that people who … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Robert Reich — “America actually has six political parties”

. Robert Reich explains that the old Democratic and Republican parties are exploding. When you take a closer look, America actually has 6 political parties right now. Whoever can put … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

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