June 15, 2024


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Commentary: The ‘Cracker Barrel vs. Complete Meals Gap’ Threatens Democracy

A edition of this write-up was beforehand printed by Newsweek.

As a lifetime-extended Democrat who grew up in the deep South for the duration of Jim Crow, I am very pleased of the election of the Biden-Harris ticket.  Yet, I have a deep issue that the Democratic Party lacks the resolve to undertake the big initiatives needed to repair service the urban-rural/little-town divide. It will not be enough for the new administration to rely on rhetoric about the will need to recover this rift.  And it will acquire extra than greater expending on recent rural centered courses. 

Like many who left modest towns for an city school, I have resided most of my grownup existence in a metropolitan region.  Having now lived in both of those worlds—one rural and the other urban–I take pleasure in the perspectives of the voters in just about every sphere.  This comprehending leads to me to be pessimistic above the long term of our democracy if we do not handle the latest divide and optimistic if we do.