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‘We are about the circle of nature’: An Iowa hunter explains rural America’s love of hunting

By Daniel Allott There are many misconceptions surrounding gun ownership and hunting, Michael Gooder says on the occasion of his family’s annual “Pheasant Opener.” Hunting is all about fellowship and, in Gooder’s case, harvesting and serving the wild bird to the hunters and their guests. “It’s from the hunt to […]

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The Wisconsin county Democrats need to compete again in the rural Midwest

Trempealeau County, Wis., is home to quiet towns and quaint villages nestled among rolling hills in the rugged Upper Mississippi River Valley. Most of the county’s 30,000 residents are white, churchgoing, employed, and fond of hunting, fishing, camping or canoeing. Yet despite its conservative makeup, Trempealeau has historically voted for […]

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Republican congressman: Class, not race, is the dominant struggle of our political age

By Daniel Allott Class, not race, is the dominant struggle of our political age, says Rep. Paul Mitchell, who represents Michigan’s 10th congressional district covering parts of Macomb County and the rest of Michigan’s thumb. We recently sat down with Mitchell, a Republican, to talk about race and class, attacks […]

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