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Video: J.D. Vance| America’s Forgotten Working Class

J.D. Vance grew up in a small, poor city in the Rust Belt of southern Ohio, where he had a front-row seat to many of the social ills plaguing America: a heroin epidemic, failing schools, families torn apart by divorce and sometimes violence.

August 7, 2021 · 5 Comments

Richard Levine: Day Labor

This is New York, drinking coffee in plain
blue paper cups at dawn. In every tongue,
the dream begins with showing up.

April 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

Morgan Marietta, David C. Barker: A less Trumpy version of Trumpism might be the future of the Republican Party

Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, but his populist ideas may continue to animate the Republican Party.

March 3, 2021 · 3 Comments

Joy Gaines-Friedler: Detroit

I think of the sound of factories in the voice
of an old boyfriend from The Cass Corridor –
cocoon of his attic bedroom, mattress on the floor,
candle light and books in that long season of snow

February 17, 2021 · 12 Comments

Faiz Shakir: Democrats Must Commit Themselves to the Needs of Non-College Educated Workers

Workers without college degrees have suffered most from recent decades of neoliberal fetishization with globalization, unregulated open markets, and corporate-friendly free trade.

November 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: Praise Song for the Pandemic

Blessed are those in grief, especially who mourn alone, blessed are those who have passed into the Great Night

April 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Amazon Empire — The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

As politicians and regulators around the world start to consider the global impact of Amazon — and how to rein in Bezos’ power — FRONTLINE investigates how he executed a plan to build one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world.

March 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

Jason Baldinger: Résumé

apparently just to live
just to experience life
is not an acceptable trade

January 28, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: Travelers in the Night

Working the lonely late shift, a gas station cashier shares a silly moment with a special kind of stranger.

September 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

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