Rural America Deserves A Better Deal Than The One We Have Now

Refilling the Swamp wasn’t the deal many of us in Rural America signed up for last November. The shady back room deals, the fat cat financial people lining their pockets with taxpayer treasure, the government cuddling up with leaders of countries that suck up American jobs, and running the family business out of the White […]

Who Gets To Vote?

Two hundred thirty-eight years ago today America was born. Under the shadow of the American Revolution a nation of promise and hope was created. Then it happened: the Second Continental Congress restricted the right to vote to white, free, male landowners, over the age of 21. That was the start of our nation’s still bumpy […]

Romancing Rural Votes…

The race is on for rural America’s support come November. Both campaigns have just about four months to woo voters in America’s non-metro areas. And both sides have specific campaign messages to induce small town and rural constituents to cast a ballot their way. Former Massachusetts Governor Romney has been making the rounds, flipping flapjacks […]

Really Trying

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson These days I’m finding it unusually hard to stay in touch with one of my core beliefs — that there is something sacred within every living creature. I always have that problem with mosquitoes and black flies — and ants, but only when they get into my kitchen. Outside, I admire […]