Sunday, November 13

Rust Belt

Wikipedia - "The Rust Belt is a term for the region straddling the upper North-Eastern United States, the Great Lakes, and the Midwest States, referring to economic decline, population loss, and urban decay due to the shrinking of its once-powerful industrial sector. The term gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1980s. The Rust Belt begins in New York and traverses to the west through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, ending in northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and southeastern Wisconsin. All or parts of New England are also sometimes included in a broader definition of the Rust Belt. ..."
The Atlantic: Do Parts of the Rust Belt ‘Need to Die Off’?
Washington Post: The Rust Belt was turning red already. Donald Trump just pushed it along.
NY Times - How Erie Went Red: The Economy Sank, and Trump Rose
NY Times: Ohioans, Tired of Status Quo, Flipped to Trump for Change
NY Times: Michigan Voters Say Trump Could See Their Problems ‘Right Off the Bat’