Op-Ed: Capito Shows Contempt for Us
Read it here.
A new radio ad began running today on WDHC 92.9 Down Home Country in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
It claims that Congresswoman Capito is in bed with the big corporations in Washington, D.C. while ignoring the needs of her constituents back home.
Check out the story and audio here.
Russell Mokhiber’s letter to the Martinsburg Journal today.
Morgan County, West Virginia’s own Joe Bageant has written a remarkable new book.
It’s called Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir.
His previous book was Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War.
Bageant’s grandparents were subsistence farmers.
Spending at most $100 a year.
But in two generations, subsistence farmers were wiped out.
Replaced by a white underclass living in grinding poverty.
How did that happen?
Read the story and see the videos here.
Check out this morning’s Charleston Gazette Op-Ed on Capito — here.
I’m running ten miles in each of eighteen counties in Shelley Moore Capito’s district.
As of today, I’ve run in nine out of the eighteen counties.
Yes, I’m halfway home.
It’s been an eye opener.
Yes, it’s a beautiful district.
It’s also a poor district.
This week, I met a Vietnam vet outside of a Sheetz.
Asking for money.
See his story and video here.