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White Working Class

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Jonathan Metzl, author of “Dying of Whiteness,” discusses how racial resentment has fueled a backlash against health care policy designed to include immigrants and minorities—with deadly consequences for working-class white Americans. Read more

Health and Social Policy

Can you have a model city in a left-behind region? Read more

Working in America

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New surveys show not all Trump voters had the same motivations. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

As in the 1930s, progressives need economic development strategies for the left-behind regions of the country. Read more

Working in America

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An American, and a Democratic, dilemma Read more

Economic Policy

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The decimation of the Heartland began a long time ago. Read more

Economic Policy

And they can’t retake Congress unless they win over more white workers. Read more

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The elite the white working class loathes is politicians. Read more

Working in America

It’s not only with whites. It reaches well into the party’s base. Read more

Working in America

Economic Populism appeals both to core Democratic voters and the white workers with whom the party has failed to connect. Read more

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From the findings of Working America, the AFL-CIO's outreach program to non-union working people Read more

Economic Policy

White working-class voters differ not just in “what they think” but in “how they think.” Understanding this difference is the key to creating a successful Democratic strategy for regaining their support. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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There are limits to how effectively a progressive populist economics can woo working-class whites. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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How the white working class figures in to the Democrats’ electoral prospects Read more

Money, Politics and Power

How the Democrats won and lost it. Read more

Economic Policy

While Hillary Clinton was losing Montana by more than 23 points, Steve Bullock was elected governor running as a progressive Democrat. What can the rest of us learn from Montana?  Read more

Economic Policy