Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On average, Ralph Northam holds a steady lead over Ed Gillespie in VA gov race



Related reading:
PoliticsIn Virginia, Gillespie trying to find way in age of Trump.  (Washington Post, 10/18/2017)
Gillespie is not only trying to overcome a fractured base of support in an increasingly liberal state, but also trying to navigate the fallout from an unpredictable president who is unpopular overall in Virginia but still has strong support from voters crucial to a Gillespie victory. Adding pressure, Virginia is one of only two gubernatorial elections this year and as a swing-state, and could serve as an early referendum on the president.

WMC's Kurt Bauer scores big points with Wisconsin dairy farmers


What would Craig Culver say?

Courtesy of Acme License Maker


Reported in Business lobby: Remove 'America's Dairyland' from Wisconsin license plates.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/17/2017)

Other Kurt posts:
WMC sets itself up as an expert in good public policy.  (10/13/2014)
A message from WMC President Kurt Bauer, part 1.  (9/19/2014)
A message from WMC President Kurt Bauer, part 2.  (9/19/2014) 

Scott Walker no irony alert: Dependent on the government



What Scott Walker does


UPDATE. Sorry, Leah, you'll be fundraising from now until at least August 2018



Reported in Wisconsin GOP Senate contender Kevin Nicholson wins endorsement from super PAC tied to Steve Bannon.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/17/2017)


Original 10/15/2017 post, "No primary challengers, please!  GOP prima donna Leah Vukmir quest for 'one of the highest offices in the land'', starts here.


Quoted in Wisconsin Senate race: Leah Vukmir suggests GOP rival Kevin Nicholson run for another office.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/12/2017)

Other Leah posts:
GOP legislator dubious about Scott Walker budget proposal to cut Elections Commission staff.  (3/29/2017)
Dear Mark, You need one of these. Best, Retiring Guy.  (5/19/2016)
Giddy over voter ID, Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield) is also a big fan of redistricting.  (5/17/2016)
Meet Wisconsin's version of the Freedom Caucus crazies.  (3/17/2016)
While Wisconsin residents demand safe drinking water, Sen. Vukmir and Rep. Kooyenga propose Iran business sanctions.  (11/16/2015)
State Senator Leah Vukmir picks Scott Walker's former running mate as her choice for President.  (10/24/2015)
ALEC tools Leah Vukmir and Alberta Darling go off the deep end.  (9/22/2014)
Reality sandwiched between two slices of Leah Vukmir white bread.  (9/15/2014)
Let's connect the dots from Leah Vukmir to the American Legislative Exchange Council.  (7/21/2014)
Leah Vukmir's rally line falls flat.  (3/7/2014)
What planet was Leah on yesterday?  (3/7/2014)

Paul Ryan-aligned super PAC is out to save the day for Don Bacon (R-Nebraska)


Nebraska's 2nd congressional district remained solidly Republican until the 2012 election.  Since then its elections resemble a seesaw, the average margin of victory at 2 percentage points.  The current representative is Republican Don Bacon.

Source:  Ballotpedia

Exclusive: Ryan-aligned group to unleash volunteer army Saturday in early election push.  (USA Today, 10/6/2017)
Republicans are afraid, very afraidThe Congressional Leadership Fund’s “day of action” in 17 House districts comes more than a year before the 2018 midterm elections. The effort, part of the super PAC’s plan to spend $100 million to influence House races, underscores the high stakes of upcoming House battles and marks an early push by Ryan’s allies to ensure that individual House races do not become a referendum on President Trump and his performance.
Sourcegovtrack

Related posts:
Erik Paulsen, Minnesota 3rd.  (10/17/2017)
Kevin Yoder, Kansas 3rd.  (10/16/2017)
Mike Bost, Illinois 12th. (10/15/2017)
Carlos Curbelo, Florida 26th.  (10/14/2017)
Brian Mast, Florida 18th.  (10/13/2017)
Ed Royce, California 29th.  (10/12/2017)
Steve Knight, California 25th.  (10/11/2017)
David Valadao, California 21st.   (10/10/2017)
Jeff Denham, California 10th.  (10/9/2017)
Martha McSally, Arizona 2nd.  (10/8/2017)


Former basketball recruit fills in the blanks to say goodbye to fans



Offered in Badgers men's basketball: Highly regarded recruit Tyler Herro decommits.  (Madison.com, 10/17/2017)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The failing Donald Trump remains obsessed over his loss of popular vote



Trump dares Hillary Clinton to run in 2020 presidential polls.  (Chicago Tribune, 10/17/2017)

That bozo currently befouling the White House lost the popular vote by 2,864,903.

Source:  270 to Win

UPDATE. Razed: Another Madison bowling alley bites the dust


Photo by Retiring Guy
Related post:


Original 5/25/2017 post, "Bowling alleys:  Another one bites the dust", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

Badger Bowl to close after 39 years in Madison.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/11/2016)
Owners of the bowling alley and popular music venue are in negotiations to sell the property at 506 E. Badger Road to a developer who plans to build a luxury car dealership on the site, 
Town Chairman Jim Campbell said Wednesday. Campbell identified the buyer as Field Enterprises, which sells Land Rover and other premium brands. Illinois-based Field Auto Group operates Fields Jaguar Land Rover Volvo of Madison at 6624 Seybold Road.

Once upon a time, Badger Bowl wouldn't have needed sand volleyball as a draw. 


Related reading:
32 Staggering Bowling Industry Trends.  (Brandon Gaille, 6/20/2016)
  • Number of bowling alleys in U.S. 
    • 5,400 in 1998
    • 3,976 in 2013
  • Metro Detroit U.S. Bowling Congress membership (large metro association)
    • 300,000 in 1970s
    • 45,000 current (year not specified; 2013?)
  • League membership has dropped by 40% (again, we're led to assume the comparison is 1998 but there's no verification. Sloppy.)

UPDATE. Madison Municipal Building renovation



Photos by Retiring Guy


Rendering of proposed renovation
Source:  City of Madison
(Includes links to news articles)


Original 9/2/2015 post, "Then and Now:  U.S Post Office and Courthouse/Madison (WI) Municipal Building", starts here.

Then.  An undated linen postcard view.



Now.


About the building:

Other Madison Then and Now posts:
City-County Building.  (9/1/2015)
Veterans Administration Hospital. (8/27/2015)
The Red Gym:  When will the unobstructed view return?  ()7/22/2015)
UW-Madison College of Agriculture.  (7/22/2015)
Wisconsin State Historical Society.  (7/21/2015)
UW-Madison Memorial Union.  (7/21/2015)
240 West Gilman.  (9/6/2013)
North Carroll Street between West Johnson and West Gorham.  (9/5/2013)
East Mifflin & North Pinckney.  (8/30/2013)

Donald Trump on Mitch McConnell: I love him like a Luther



Trump and McConnell Strive for Comity Amid Rising Tensions.  (The New York Times, 10/16/2017)
In an impromptu, 45-minute Rose Garden news conference after the men met for lunch at the White House, Mr. Trump and Mr. McConnell both put on a display of awkward camaraderie, as the president went on volubly, fielding question after question as the senator fidgeted and spoke only occasionally.

Related post:
UPDATE. Actually, Donald, both Roy Moore and Luther Strange have been shooting up in the polls.  (9/26/2017)

UPDATE. Near-record global warming continues into July 2017



Global Analysis:  July 2017.  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association)


Global Analysis:  June 2017.  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association)
The first six months of 2017 have each ranked among the top three warmest months on record, giving way to the second highest January–June period in the 138-year record at 0.91°C (1.64°F) above the 20th century average of 13.5°C (56.3°F), behind the record year of 2016 by 0.16°C (0.29°F), but ahead of 2015 by 0.05°C (0.09°F). (emphasis added)


Source:  NOAA

Global Analysis May 2017
Two of the world's hottest spots:
Spain's May 2017 national temperature of 19.0°C (66.2°F) was 2.4°C (4.3°F) above the 1981–2010 average and the second highest May temperature since 1965, behind the record year of 2015. 
The May 2017 average temperature across the United Kingdom was 12.1°C (53.8°F) or 1.7°C (3.1°F) above the 1981–2010 average. This was the second highest May temperature since national temperature records began in 1910, behind 2008. Regionally, England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland had a top third warm May on record.
Related reading:
May Continues Earth's Second-Warmest Start in 138 Years; Only 2016 Was Hotter.  (Weather.coj, 6/15/2017)



Source:  NOAA

Global Analysis -- April 2017.
Much of the world's oceans also had warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions during April 2017, with several locations across the western, central, and southeastern Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean experiencing record warm temperatures. No ocean areas had record cold April temperatures.


Source:  NOAA

Global Analysis - March 2017.   (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
March 2017 was characterized by warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions across much of Earth's surface. The most notable warm temperature departures from the 1981–2010 average were recorded across the contiguous U.S., Europe, Russia, Mongolia, and Australia, where temperature departures were +3.0°C (+5.4°F) or greater. 4/12/2017 update starts here.




Global Analysis - February 2017.   (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions were present across much of the world's land surfaces, with the most notable warm temperature departures from average (3°C–5°C above the 1981–2010 average) across much of the contiguous U.S., southeastern Canada, and across much of central and eastern Russia. 
 

2/25/2017 post starts here.


Global Analysis - January 2017.   (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
For the oceans, the globally-averaged temperature departure of +0.65°C (+1.17°F) from the 20th century average was the second highest on record for January, behind 2016.

Related post:
When it comes to 'unusual warmth', Morning Consult prefers to keep the blinders on.  (1/11/2017)

The lapdog chronicles: House Speaker Paul Ryan content to eschew leadership, prop up Trump on Obamacare



Paul Ryan doesn't want to restore Obamacare subsidies.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/16/2017)

Related reading:
Donald Trump's Terrible Executive Order on Obamacare.  (The New Yorker, 10/13/2017)
All about Obama Derangement Syndrome.  Indeed, the opposite is the case: the false stories that congressional Republicans told about Obamacare—a system that, whatever its flaws, has increased the number of Americans with insurance by some twenty million, and made that coverage more reliable for many times that number— fed partisan demands for Trump to savage it. The Republican Party made a destructive promise that Trump, as its candidate, has been eager to keep.

Related posts:
The lapdog chronicles: House Speaker Paul Ryan content to eschew leadership, remain Trump's pet.  (10/17/2017)
Paul Ryan, cocooned.  (8/3/2017)
But we all know that potus45 lapdog trumps Russia hawk.  (7/13/2017)

The lapdog chronicles: House Speaker Paul Ryan content to eschew leadership, remain Trump's pet



Quoted in Paul Ryan: Claim that GOP tax overhaul favors wealthy is 'class warfare rhetoric'.  (Madison.com, 10/16/2017)

Lyin' Ryan fact check.


What the Trump Tax Plan Means for Wisconsin Taxpayers, in Six Charts.  (Wisconsin Budget Project, 10/6/2017)

Related posts:
Paul Ryan, cocooned.  (8/3/2017)
But we all know that potus45 lapdog trumps Russia hawk.  (7/13/2017)

Paul Ryan-aligned super PAC is out to save the day for Erik Paulsen (R-Minnesota


First elected in 2008, Republican Erik Paulsen has won his last 3 elections by an average margin of about 18 percentage points.

Source:  Ballotpedia

Exclusive: Ryan-aligned group to unleash volunteer army Saturday in early election push.  (USA Today, 10/6/2017)
Republicans are afraid, very afraidThe Congressional Leadership Fund’s “day of action” in 17 House districts comes more than a year before the 2018 midterm elections. The effort, part of the super PAC’s plan to spend $100 million to influence House races, underscores the high stakes of upcoming House battles and marks an early push by Ryan’s allies to ensure that individual House races do not become a referendum on President Trump and his performance.
Sourcegovtrack

Related posts:
Kevin Yoder, Kansas 3rd.  (10/16/2017)
Mike Bost, Illinois 12th. (10/15/2017)
Carlos Curbelo, Florida 26th.  (10/14/2017)
Brian Mast, Florida 18th.  (10/13/2017)
Ed Royce, California 29th.  (10/12/2017)
Steve Knight, California 25th.  (10/11/2017)
David Valadao, California 21st.   (10/10/2017)
Jeff Denham, California 10th.  (10/9/2017)
Martha McSally, Arizona 2nd.  (10/8/2017)


Monday, October 16, 2017

Eight is Enough: The latest from our phony-baloney governor



Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to NFL: Drop anthem protests, focus on domestic violence.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/16/2017)

Other #eightisnough posts:
UPDATE. And, by extension, make Scott Walker look bad.  (10/12/2017)

The decline and fall of UW 2-year colleges


University of Wisconsin officials announce plan to merge Colleges with four-year campuses.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/12/2017)
Cross described the plan, which he will bring to UW’s governing Board of Regents for approval in November, as a way to address declining enrollment in the UW Colleges — where the number of full-time equivalent students has dropped by 32 percent between 2010 and this fall — without closing any campuses. Enrollment at UW-Madison is up slightly over that period but down at some other four-year campuses.





Concealed carry advocacy group offers so many choices in gun giveaway drawing


(highlight added)

Out of curiosity, I signed up for their emails a while back.   The group, Concealed Nation, professes to promote responsible and legal concealed carry.

Sounds incestuous to me. One free-market, individual liberty fellow quotes another to make a Foxconn point


Photo credit:  The Heartland Institute

To Lure Foxconn, Wisconsin waives environmental regulations.  (The Heartland Institute, 10/16/2017)

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today's public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.

The Caesar Rodney Institute.


i.e., free markets and individual liberty


Cohen's essay was published by thin-skinned (3rd paragraph) Heartland Institute, one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks.  (Yup, they're also big on individual liberty.)

Other Foxconn posts:
Big payday for some Racine County farmers, not so much for homeowners.  (10/12/2017)
Racine County, Mount Pleasant, to Foxconn: No need to reach for your wallet.  (10/11/2017)
Incoming Quality Control Specialist at Foxconn requires high school diploma or equivalency.  (10/9/20170
In the bonus round, Tammy finds herself in a big yellow taxi mood.  (10/9/2017)
Mount Pleasant Village President welcomes average debt of $3,917.55 per person with open arms.  (10/8/2017)
Dear Politifact, Hairsplitting aside, America has a gun violence epidemic.  (10/5/2017)
WEDC hasn't done its Foxconn homework yet and GOP committee members are fine with that.  (8/16/2017)
UPDATE. Funny how there's all this talk about Foxconn jobs that pay well below the alleged average salary.  (8/12/2017)
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)
Foxconn has been looking to replace workers with robots for at least 2 years. (8/9/2017)
Scott Walker and Terry Gou share a laugh at Wisconsin taxpayers' expense.  (8/8/2017)
Really, Ray, all this and heaven too provided by a factory to assemble display panel screens?  (8/6/2017)
That was then. This is now. The free market/small government Robin Vos.  (8/4/2017)
Bloomberg sees short-term gain, long-term pain for Wisconsin's Foxconn deal.  (8/4/2017)
Sean Duffy gets it wrong.  (8/3/2017)
Scott Walker and Paul Ryan collude on campaign digital ads for Foxconn.  (8/3/2017)
Here's some news that pains Scott Walker to his core: Foxconn considering Dane County site.  (8/2/2017)
Fast Company: Scott Walker deal a transfer of wealth from Wisconsin taxpayers to Foxconn shareholders. (8/2/2017)
Donald Trump pinches off another loaf.  (8/1/2017)
Scott Walker lets Fiserv piggyback onto Foxconn legislation.  (8/1/2017)
Calendar UPDATE. In the case of the committee hearing, 1 day is sufficient time to prepare, sez Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.  (8/1/2017) 
Rep. Bob Kulp sprinkles Foxconn fairy dust all over the Badger State.  (8/1/2017)
Of which just 3,000 of these 'new' jobs are permanent.  (7/31/2017)
UPDATE. State Sen. Van Wanggaard on board with Wisconsin's Foxconn deep-pockets strategy.  (7/30/2017)
A Ring of Familiarity. Once upon a time in Pennsylvania.....  (7/29/2017)
Matt, it doesn't appear that 'rigorous' and 'review' are in Scott Walker's and Foxconn's vocabulary.  (7/29/2017)
Scott Walker and Foxconn steamroll environmental regulation going forward.  (7/29/2017)
UPDATE.  The luring of Foxconn intensifies in Wisconsin.   (7/20/2017)
While Wisconsin and Michigan duke it out for low-paying jobs, Foxconn announces $5 billion investment in India.  (7/8/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)
Foxconn officials eyeing sites in Michigan.  (7/6/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)

The indication here is that it's already easy for students to transfer


At least for white students.


University of Wisconsin officials announce plan to merge Colleges with four-year campuses.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/12/2017)
Still, he said, the mergers could create new educational opportunities at the two-year schools, make it easier for students to transfer to four-year programs and better position UW institutions as Wisconsin’s population age

Paul Ryan-aligned super PAC is out to save the day for Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas)


Republican Kevin Yoder was first elected to Kansas' 3rd congressional district in 2012.  Since his 2012 re-election his percentage of the vote has decreased 17.2 percentage points. The Libertarian candidate in 2016 received 8.1% of the vote.

Source:  Ballotpedia

Exclusive: Ryan-aligned group to unleash volunteer army Saturday in early election push.  (USA Today, 10/6/2017)
Republicans are afraid, very afraidThe Congressional Leadership Fund’s “day of action” in 17 House districts comes more than a year before the 2018 midterm elections. The effort, part of the super PAC’s plan to spend $100 million to influence House races, underscores the high stakes of upcoming House battles and marks an early push by Ryan’s allies to ensure that individual House races do not become a referendum on President Trump and his performance.
Sourcegovtrack

Related posts:
Mike Bost, Illinois 12th. (10/15/2017)
Carlos Curbelo, Florida 26th.  (10/14/2017)
Brian Mast, Florida 18th.  (10/13/2017)
Ed Royce, California 29th.  (10/12/2017)
Steve Knight, California 25th.  (10/11/2017)
David Valadao, California 21st.   (10/10/2017)
Jeff Denham, California 10th.  (10/9/2017)
Martha McSally, Arizona 2nd.  (10/8/2017)


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Apparently, Anthony Williams thinks one-party rule in the rest of America is just fine and dandy


Map source:  Wikimedia

Noted in Stop One-Party Rule in Big Cities, by Anthony Williams.  (CityLab, 10/15/2017)

Williams was mayor of Washington, D.C. from January 2, 1999, to January 2, 2007.

The failing Donald Trump's America: Clinton County, Iowa


Iowa’s Swing to Republicans Isa Matter of (Lacking a) Degree.  (The New York Times, 10/14/2017)
And with 91.4% of the county's population white, why wouldn't they?  Pundits might think otherwise, but places like Clinton [county seat of Clinton County] and dozens of other small towns like it along the Mississippi River have already gone red, the result of a long economic decline that changed their makeup and eventually their politics. Like many towns in Iowa, they have been losing more college-educated voters than they retain, leaving a less educated and less mobile group of voters more likely to vote for Republicans, whom they see as more in touch with their lives and beliefs.

Source: Wikipedia 


A population loss of 17% since 1980.    
Clinton was built on the promise of the river and railroad. The lumber industry flourished here a century ago, producing millionaires who built hilltop mansions but whose only legacy today is a sawmill museum. 
Now Manufacturing Drive no longer lives up to its name. The street called the “Miracle Mile” shows few signs of economic vitality. Clinton Country Club, its pool drained and golf course untended, was sold to a church. A former real estate agent’s office is now the Vapor City Outlet.


Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Morgan County, Ohio.  (10/10/2017)
Perry County, Kentucky.  (10/10/2017)
Sumner County, Kansas.  (10/1/2017)
Hendricks County, Indiana.  (10/1/2017)
Kootenai County, Idaho.  (9/25/2017)
Union County, Iowa.  (9/10/2017)
DeSoto County, Florida.  (9/9/2017)
Erie County, Pennsylvania.  (9/2/2017)
Grays Harbor County, Washington.  (8/20/2017)
Franklin County, Iowa, (8/14/2017)
UPDATE:  Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  (8/10/2017)
Wright County, Iowa.  (8/8/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (8/4/2017)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  (7/20/2017)
Mesa County, California.  (7/20/2017)
Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  (7/19/2017)
McDowell County, West Virginia.  (7/10/2017)
Shasta County, California.  (7/4/2017)
Piscataquis County, Maine.  (7/3/2017)
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota  (7/2/2017)
Autauga County, Alabama.  (6/29/2017)
Letcher County, Kentucky.  (6/29/2017)
Huron County, Ohio.  (6/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County, West Virginia.  (6/18/2017)
Jackson County, Ohio.  (6/6/2017)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  (6/5/2017)
St. Joseph County, Michigan.  (6/5/2017)
Cambria County (Johnstown), Pennsylvania.  (6/3/2017)
Union County, Tennessee.  (5/30/2017)
Marion County, Iowa.  (5/23/2017)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  (5/22/2017)
Douglas County, Oregon.  (5/17/2017)
Perry County, Illinois.  (5/8/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (5/5/2017)
Greene County, Pennsylvania.  (5/3/2017)
Huntington County, Indiana.  (4/27/2017)
Lawrence County, South Dakota.  (4/27/2017)
Gaines County, Texas.  (4/26/2017)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  (4/26/2017)
Morgan County, Colorado.  (4/25/2017)
Oneida County, Wisconsin.  (4/24/2017)
(Trending) Trump's America.  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (4/22/2017)
Van Wert County, Ohio.  (4/12/2017)
(Impatient) Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  (4/18/2017)
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (4/3/2017)
Trumbull County, Ohio.  (4/3/2017)
Marion County, Tennessee.  (4/1/2017)
Illinois 16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
New York 19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
Granger, Indiana, bad hombre.  (3/26/2017)
Clark County, Kansas.  (3/21/2017)
Defiance County, Ohio .  (3/21/2017)
Williams County, Ohio.  (3/21/2017)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin.  (3/20/2017)
Clark County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Taylor County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Highland County, Ohio.   (3/19/2017)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
Franklin County, Illinois.  (2/27/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky.  (2/17/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (2/9/2017)
Where voters abandoned the Democratic Party in droves.   (2/7/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties, Iowa.  (2/7/2017)
Adams and Waushara counties, Wisconsin.  (2/6/2017)
McHenry County, Illinois.  (2/5/2017)
Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Mitchell County, Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Fayette County, West Virginia.  (1/24/2017)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series.  (1/24/2017)
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.  (1/21/2017)
Get me rewrite: Buncha white people in Boone County, Iowa, talk about Trump.  (1/15/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a Trump election success story.  (1/14/2017)
Monticello, Iowa. New York Times joins the search for Trump's America, a very white place.  (1/13/2017)
UPDATE. Boston Globe reporter continues to explore Trump's America, where mostly white people live.  (1/13/2017)