In nearly every news story, the poor whites are racist and stupid, and the reporter writes that it's somehow understandable. But they aren't, and it's not.
Linda Tirado is the author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America. Before she wrote books she was a night cook in rural Utah. Described as having “a way with words that’s both breezy and blunt,” she works to make the lives of America’s working class slightly more tolerable, although she dreams of the day that America wakes up and realizes that there’s no moral distinction between collecting food stamps and writing off business lunches on one’s taxes because either way the taxpayer is feeding people. Find her @killermartinis on Twitter.
An open letter to the NRA’s top apologist: You are contemptible. You don’t scare me, and neither do your sick fans.
Nevada prosecutors so bungled the case against the Bundy clan that charges seem likely not to be brought again. White extremism wins another one.
There is an America for anything you want to believe, and that is both seductive and dangerous.
Yeah, what I wrote to this person was pretty rude. But why do these people who don’t know me feel it’s their right to comment on my body?
I grew up Mormon in rural Utah wondering why on earth anyone would live in big bad Salt Lake City. Then I started to understand the lies I’d been raised on.
At least Dana Loesch’s ad was just aimed at the general left. Now they’re going after specific news outlets. We damn well better take this seriously.
New York City is considering decriminalizing prostitution—and it’s a long time coming.
Now we see some liberals sneering at poor whites and saying they’re getting what they deserve. But it wasn’t poor whites who put Trump in office.
Trump’s Thursday speech marked a turning point. There is now no scenario in which this country repudiates him and merely goes about its business.