"Fractured West: In Oregon and elsewhere, rural residents increasingly balk at Democrats’ progressive governance."
From the fine folks who brought you the spotted owl: now rural Oregonians are told they need to protect the spotted frog. And this is what happens:
The rural West is a long way from the rust belt, but the two regions have more in common than many Americans realize, and their voting behavior now aligns. . . .
The skepticism is based on a simple principle: democratic local control is better than ignorant distant bureaucracy.