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Why Trump May Win Ohio And Pennsylvania

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Trump is very aware of the unfocused anger in the Midwest, and is working hard to use that to get votes. If he takes the swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, it will be because of that insight.

Book Review: Methland, The Death and Life of a Small American Town

Peter Van Buren | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home
Peter Van Buren

Methland: The Death and Life of a Small American Town by Nick Reding is one scary book. It is the only book I'm aware of that understands at a fundamental level that meth isn't a drug problem, it is a symptom of our current societal and economic problems.