SO WHY ARE WE HERE?
Our original intent was to help our fellow rural Americans gain easy access to national news affecting rural daily lives – the subjects discussed over rural kitchen tables. We offer “find it in one place” access about the big actions of national and state policymakers, followed by what national pundits are saying about progress or the lack of progress.
But now, as we see our country coming apart at the seams, we plan to continue sharing “kitchen table” issues about agriculture, family farmers, health care, education, the rural economy… but like you, we are shocked that for the first time, American troops are being directed against us, the American people. And we worry that our democracy is at stake, so you may expect us to share news about these risks, as well as the “kitchen table” issues in our original commitment.
- A Moment of National Shame and Peril – and Hope, FP – Foreign Policy, by John Allen, 6/3/2020. “We may be witnessing the end of American democracy, but there is still a way to stop the descent.”