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Why we shouldn’t all move to Montana after the pandemic

Since the coronavirus upended society in just a matter of months, I’ve been thinking about Bozeman, Montana. My memory winds back to the morning of March 5, 2009, when a natural-gas explosion killed one local woman and shattered buildings on the eastern side of the city’s Main Street Historic District. […]
Why we shouldn’t all move to Montana after the pandemic
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COVID-19 will devastate Mississippi’s African American community

African Americans make up just under 40% of Mississippi’s total population, but represent 56% of its known COVID-19 infections and 72% of its deaths from the virus. “The reduction in income for people during this crisis is going to hit particularly hard in Mississippi … since a large part of […]
COVID-19 will devastate Mississippi’s African American community
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A rural corner of Virginia is starting to turn on Trump

So far, Virginia’s Northern Neck peninsula has largely been spared from COVID-19, but its rural and working-class residents fear the worst is ahead. This is a region where support for President Trump has been strong. Yet that could be changing, especially among the marina workers bracing for economic devastation. “Everyone […]
A rural corner of Virginia is starting to turn on Trump
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A former Trump official, a democratic senator, and Iran-watchers all agree: Mike Pompeo is terrible

Since becoming secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has embodied the Trump administration’s aggressive, make-no-apologies approach on foreign policy. Most recently, Pompeo has defended the White House’s justifications for the strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top general. In lashing himself to Trump’s legacy, Pompeo has made himself indispensable – […]
A former Trump official, a democratic senator, and Iran-watchers all agree: Mike Pompeo is terrible
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Pete Buttigieg’s race problem is an overblown media creation he can overcome — so long as he doesn’t screw up his response to it

The Democratic presidential candidate has a well-documented problem attracting the support of black and Latino voters. His uneven record in addressing social-justice issues undermines his credibility, particularly against frontrunner Joe Biden. Any effort to expand his base beyond white voters will be necessary to compete in more diverse states like […]
Pete Buttigieg’s race problem is an overblown media creation he can overcome — so long as he doesn’t screw up his response to it