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The Matter with Coal Country
National Review, by Kevin D. Williamson

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Posted By:zoidberg, 12/15/2016 7:47:21 AM

Harlan County, Ky., has a long history with two dirty business: coal and the Democratic party. As with much of Appalachia, Kentucky’s politics are more complicated than often is understood. There are many dividing lines in Kentucky, some of them familiar: Donald Trump won the state in the 2016 presidential election, but Hillary Rodham Clinton won the state’s two most populous and urban counties, which together account for about a quarter of the state’s population. But other political borders are more Appalachia-specific, and one of those is the distinction between areas where coal is mined and those where it isn’t.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lazlototh, 12/15/2016 8:00:44 AM     (No. 11067970)

Another National Review writer working feverishly to become relevant again. No thanks Kevin. You and many others of your ilk only served to give the Dems their whine about the popular vote. The country is better off in spite of you and not because of you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tank, 12/15/2016 8:21:03 AM     (No. 11068006)

This from the yahoo that wrote the column telling rural and Rust Belt whites it was their fault for not moving to the big city.

He was against the deplorables before he was for them.

Feh.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hershey, 12/15/2016 8:27:18 AM     (No. 11068009)

National Review ..... Not Readable.....

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