Civics: Flyover Country Rhetoric

Patrick Thornton: We must start asking all Americans to be their better selves. We must all understand that America is a melting pot and that none of us has a more authentic American experience. If we pin this election on coastal elites, we are excusing white working-class and rural Americans for voting for a man […]

K-12 Tax & Spending Climate: Rural Wisconsin is red and angry

Steven Walters: The UW-Madison political science professor, an Ozaukee County native, was stunned by what northern Wisconsin residents told her in diners, coffee shops, back rooms and barns between 2007 and 2012. “I did not expect to hear it, but many of the people I listened to in rural areas exhibited a multifaceted resentment toward […]