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December 4, 2003

The heartland's temperature

Posted by Phil on December 4, 2003 7:28 PM

Two nice pieces in the Village Voice: an essay on "how the rich rule the stupid," and a story on how Republicans are losing the affections of threatened workers staring down jobs at Wal-Mart in north-central Illinois (home grounds of me and mph's friend Gary).

Both sort of delve further into what I was saying about the thorny problem of liberals/Democrats winning over folks who are by nature small-c conservative and by habit uninterested in the finer points of history, foreign policy, and economics. (Without as much of the condescension and spite to which I am admittedly prone, which the second article shows is perhaps often misplaced.)