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Jan 31 2020
Ever heard of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse? It’s a story about a mouse from a town visiting his relative from the country. The country mouse is depicted as simple and humble, while the town mouse is used to a more luxurious, but often dangerous life. The story is clearly partial toward the country mouse, concluding the story with the aphorism “Poverty with security is better thanThe Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Jun 06 2023
A grassroots movement to redraw Oregon’s border is gaining traction after voters in 11 rural, conservative counties approved measures this year that would start the process of seceding from the blue state and joining Republican-dominated Idaho.
In Oregon’s Wallowa County, just eight votes separated those who support the Greater Idaho movement from those who oppose it last week, theNBC News (Online)
Jan 27 2021
There’s little question that the 2020 presidential election further cemented America’s urban-rural political divide.
However, as in any election, there were exceptions, like the rural areas where President Biden actually improved Democrats’ vote share or the urban spots where Donald Trump garnered more support than in 2016. And if we hone in on six key states, a more nuanced picture of538 (ABC News)
Nov 22 2023
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Oct 23 2023
The notion of a hyper-religious rural America, one that stands in direct contrast to a modern and secularizing urban America, is pervasive. But the numbers just don’t support that stereotype.
Factors like income, race, partisanship, age, and education influence religious attendance more than geography does.
During my first semester of graduate school, I wrote a paper criticizingThe Daily Yonder
Aug 31 2023
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge was in Anchorage on Thursday to learn from Alaskans about housing issues facing rural and urban parts of the state. Invited guests to the roundtable included Native corporation and tribal leaders, plus state and local government officials. The roundtable was closed to the public, but at a news conference afterward, Fudge said sheAlaska Public Media
Aug 09 2023
CLEVELAND, Ohio - It would be easy to say that the reason State Issue 1 was rejected was due to turnout from urban counties like Cuyahoga, Franklin and Hamilton counties. But support also came from a mix of suburban and rural counties, contributing to the 57% of the state that voted against changing the state constitution. Across all of Ohio’s 88 counties, the Republican-backed proposalCleveland Plain Dealer
Feb 29 2024
(Rugby, ND) -- A central North Dakota town is looking to add an optometrist. Up till recently, the Dakota Eye Institute in Rugby saw patients who needed eye checkups, but the business closed at the end of December, leaving patients blindsided. The clinic served around 90 patients a week, patients who now have to travel to see an eye doctor. The Job Development Authority is offering a $50,000WZFG The Flag
Jun 25 2021
Urbanists lament the fact that the average American knows and cares little about the built environment, but this sad reality has a significant upside. Because urban policy is a relatively fringe topic, it presents what is in today’s political climate a rare opportunity: the chance to make converts to conservative principles through rational persuasion.
As the left and right solidifyThe American Conservative
Jul 23 2023
Jason Aldean’s hit song “Try That in a Small Town” sparked differing commentary about rural-urban divides across the media spectrum this week.
For Context: The song received criticism for being racist and encouraging violence, but Aldean issued a rebuttal, saying “There is not a single lyric in the song that references race or points to it… and while I can try and respect others to haveWashington Post The Tennessean The Federalist