Crimson opinion writer

Kelsey R. Thomas

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Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your State

Using immigrants for economic stimulus then failing to create a suitable living environment for them has become a hallmark of Midwestern legislation.


Heaven Help Us

Trump’s evangelical following shouldn’t be so surprising—in fact, it makes a lot of sense.

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​Nebraska’s News Feed

Those living in 300-person towns surrounded by 200 miles of farmland with one stoplight are no longer limited to the viewpoints of the people in their small community.


​Imagining Instability

Compared to other regions in the U.S., the Midwest more than adequately subsists on its economic output. Yet Midwesterners still feel as though they lack something in comparison to the rest of the country, and perhaps rightly so.


​Many People Have Said This

To non-Trump supporters, his volatility was always frightening. His voters, by contrast, felt relieved to hear from a candidate who was so frank and forward.


Trump’s Midwestern Promise

Trump’s underlying message, though perhaps unintentional, was that crisis and hardship can affect even the most wholesome region of the United States. Invoking fear and exaggerating immediacy, he made voters in and outside of the Midwest more vulnerable to his ideology.