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Obama Working Class Whites

In Defense of Trumpers

Marianne Messina | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Marianne Messina

Ironically, as pundits ask the traditionally reasonable question, "What do white working class males see in Trump?" Their egregious demographic-speak calls out the very cultural divide they seek to explain. In fact, these Trump voters are not likely to be self-defining as "working class white men."

Callused Hands: The Shrinking Working Class White Vote

Keith Gaddie | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics. White working class voters were the largest bloc in the electorate. They provided the foundation for the New Deal, the most durable political coalition in U.S. history Today, the white working class vote faces multiple challenges to exerting influence, as their numbers and clout have declined.

Reclaiming "We"

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

When it comes to health care reform, the states most likely to benefit -- because they have the highest percentages of uninsured citizens -- are the source of the loudest objections to reform.

Suddenly Obama's Auto-Policies Matter: Michigan Is The New Florida

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Any sort of cash incentive to get manufacturers to build more efficient vehicles -- and to get people to buy more of them -- is an admirable thing. But let's not forget that if people just make smarter choices, this nation's energy usage will go down dramatically.

Obama And The Midwestern Color Line

Chicago Magazine | David Mendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In fall 2006, before Barack Obama and his coterie of astute political strategists decided to launch his campaign for president, they burrowed into the...