Trump blames his predecessor’s environmentalism for the loss of jobs in Appalachia, but the reality is a long-running product of market forces, not liberal tree-hugging. That the president’s persistent nostalgia for a yesteryear America had such visceral effect on rura…
Excellent piece. The kind that will stick in my head long after the page is closed.
This paragraph, paired with the one right under it sums up so much so succinctly. Believing something that’s blatantly false out of desperation never leads anywhere good. But blame and false hope are easier, right? Only in the short term, of course. In the long term, it’s the polar opposite.