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The State of the Working ClassListen to Working-Class Perspective editor Sherry Linkon's recent interview about Working-Class Studies on KERA's Think with Krys Boyd.
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Hillary Clinton Needs to Declare the Trade War Lost
What Trump's Youngstown Problem Says About Campaign 2016
No Passes for Stereotyping -- Of Any Kind
Beyond Working-Class Stereotypes
The Half-Life of Deindustrialization: Donald Trump Is Just a Symptom
How Clinton and Kaine Can Make Youngstown a Call for Unity
Why Trump Is in Youngstown
What We Can Learn from Melania Trump's, Um, Flattery of Michelle Obama
To Really Understand Working-Class Voters, Read These Books
Category Archives: Leo Jennings
Sometimes clichés become old clichés because they have enduring value. Here’s one that puts the consequences of the 2010 election in perspective: “Timing is everything.” That is because the Democrats didn’t just lose hundreds of important elections here in Ohio … Continue reading
I have to admit that I am somewhat amused at the intellectual poking and prodding being done by pundits–particularly Democrats–as they analyze the results of the November midterm election. It’s as if they’re a gaggle of pathologists standing around a … Continue reading
The Center for Working-Class Studies released the results of its latest survey last week. As I look at the results, two things jump out: first, the President is paying a price for doing the right things the wrong way, and … Continue reading
In light of GOP tea bagger Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts Senate race—a victory that cost Democrats their filibuster-proof majority, doomed substantive health insurance reform (the White House long ago stopped calling it health care reform), and made it … Continue reading
The holidays are traditionally a time for reflection — looking back at the year nearly passed and forward to the one about to begin. I’ve been doing a lot reflecting as 2009 draws, mercifully, to a close and 2010 looms … Continue reading
We talk a lot about workers in this space— at the Center for Working-Class Studies and in our Working-Class Perspectives blog—but for the most part we do it on the macro level: massive job losses precipitated by NAFTA and other … Continue reading
Now that Senate Finance Committee Chair and Blue Dog Democrat Max Baucus has introduced his overdue and incredibly inadequate version of health care reform legislation, all eyes are on the Obama administration and House and Senate leaders as they stuff … Continue reading