Today, a number of newspapers carried an Associated Press article* by their medical writer, Mike Stobbe:
As US life expectancy falls, West Virginia offers lessons
Writing from Madison, West Virginia, Stobbe begins:
If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West . . .
(with Nov 18 update)
Documentary "Blood on the Mountain"
Using interviews, archival clips, and a timeline of headlines and news footage, it tells a tale of violent capitalism on . . .
Intelligencer stays true to form
The largest headline on this morning's front page tells us:
Candidates Make Their Final Pitches
The report is yet another example of the Intelligencer's "fair-and-balanced" political reporting: a little over 20% of the article covers the Democrats as most . . .
"Like giving the middle finger to the rest of the country"
This week's New Yorker has a long "reporter at large" article titled "In the Heart of Trump Country" by Larissa MacFarquhar. The reporter spent time in Logan County and she tries to answer the question:
West Virginia used to vote solidly Democratic. Now it belongs to Trump. What happened?
. . .
CNN's "The 'forgotten tribe' in West Virginia; why America's white working class feels left behind"
This five minute CNN story on West Virginia's McDowell County first aired two weeks ago.
I found it significant that the West Virginians in the video are part of a "tribe" . . .