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Poor People, Don't You Know You Have Jobs?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

But the problem isn't jobs per se, it is income inequality.

The Original "Forgotten Americans"

Matthew E. Stanley | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
Matthew E. Stanley

If there has been one clear, repeatable pattern throughout American history, it is that any major instance of African American advancement has always been met with a massive white backlash

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.

74-Year-Old Omaha Restaurateur Helps Revitalize Neighborhood

Katrina Markel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty
Katrina Markel

Big Mama's Kitchen and Catering in Omaha, Nebraska is a destination for out-of-town foodies and local restaurant aficionados alike. For restauranteur Patricia Barron, the soul food eatery is the culmination of a lifetime of cooking, collecting recipes, and honing her business skills.

Heaven -- Where Is It Anyway?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was heaven for me and my point-and-shoot. Light was coming at the garden from every direction. And the evening was still, no breeze, which meant our friends' flowers could hold a pose long enough for my point-and-shoot to take its time getting them into focus.

5 Optimistic Electoral Maps for Clinton

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Can Clinton actually break the 400 Electoral Vote barrier? This hasn't happened since 1988, but it used to be a lot more common. In the 10 elections from 1952 through 1988, the winning candidate got more than 400 votes seven times.

Indiana To Test Donald Trump’s Staying Power With Evangelicals

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Donald Trump's success in the race for the White House may well ride on the support of Republican evangelicals made wary as t...

Chicago-Based Producer Vapor Eyes Releases His 8th Album, Invocation

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.24.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Chock-full of head-bobbing, foot-gliding, shoulder-popping beats, his mastery of production is apparent upon first listen.

Clinton's Campaign Organization Could Overshadow Enthusiasm For Sanders In Midwest

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- A boisterous crowd filled the downtown convention center on Wednesday, constantly erupting in applause as Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Here's How Donald Trump Could Become President

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

Don't laugh. Donald Trump could actually win this thing. Not just the Republican nomination -- the presidency. It would be very nice if a brand of po...

What I've Learned as a Gay Man Who Left the Midwest, in 4 Parts

Chad Reichanadter | Posted 12.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Chad Reichanadter

When I arrived, I unpacked one hundred and five pounds of my belongings and began to settle in. Settling, sort of like the mucus glob at the bottom of a kombucha bottle. Definitely good for you, but not always the easiest thing to swallow.

Artist Recreates Renaissance Classics in Midwest Garage

Freddy Fabris | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts
Freddy Fabris

For many years I wanted to pay homage the great Renaissance masters. Translating painting into photography was a challenge I looked forward to. I want...

J. Luce Foundation Announces New Fellows at Marietta College

Jim Luce | Posted 10.15.2016 | Education
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Jim Luce

The Fellowship Program is a calendar-year program in which approved Fellows support the Foundation's mission of supporting young global leadership by applying their own specific training and skills, either in person or virtually, to address the challenges of the Foundation.

Illinois Is One of the Best States to Earn a Living in the Country

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.07.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinoisans rarely are surprised when they hear bad economic news about the state. But a new study shows that Illinois scored high in one important area related to jobs and business: The state ranked as the nation's fifth-best place to make a living in 2015.

21 Things You've Definitely Eaten If You Grew Up In The Midwest

Thrillist | Posted 03.28.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

The region is flooded with deliciousness that much of the rest of the country hasn't even heard of.

The Many Voices of Being a Man

Curtis Shaw Child | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Curtis Shaw Child

While Roman and Nyro begin to navigate the tween express lane toward adulthood, I find myself connecting with and interpreting the many voices of being a man that I absorbed from my father.

Plan Your Ski Holiday: North American Ski Resorts at a Glance

Liftopia | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

One of the hardest, but most important, parts of planning is choosing where you want to go. With hundreds of ski areas in North America, where the heck do you start? Here's a quick guide on North American ski regions to help guide your planning.

Notes on a Midwestern Childhood as Ferguson Waits

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

After driving through an hour of cornfields, you passed the suburbs with fancy department stores, followed by the extreme poverty of East St. Louis, and then the city itself. A gauntlet of polar opposites before you even arrived.

Alright GOP, Time to Put Up Or Shut Up

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and ...

How One Man's Ohio Pop-Up Restaurant Is Bringing The Nashville Heat To The Midwest

Molly Tavoletti | Posted 10.13.2014 | Taste
Molly Tavoletti

What is it about THIS chicken that renders tourists, families and loyal locals alike so deliciously drawn in?

Report: Illinois is the Worst State in the Midwest to Raise Kids

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.12.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Whether you live in an urban/suburban or rural area has a significant effect, as does household pre-tax annual income.

Economy or Environment? We Need Both.

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

I remember as a kid walking the fields with my grandfather. He said, "No man has the right to take more from the land than the land itself can withstand." That balanced approach made sense to me when I was six, and it still makes sense to me today.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 5: Congressman John M. Shimkus

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's not just dirty money that earns Congressman Shimkus today's Dirty Denier award, it's his opposition to reducing dangerous carbon pollution.

This Is Why It's So Great To Be A Midwesterner, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Huzzah for America's Middle West! Its heartland. Its breadbasket.

Startup Voodoo Hopes to Highlight Thriving Midwest Startup Scene

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology
Dr. Abraham Froman

Sure, Silicon Valley has a new hit HBO show named after it due to a well-deserved penchant for deep-pocketed VC firms and companies launching culture-altering technologies. But to quote the "X-Files'" Fox Mulder, "Are we alone in the universe? Impossible.