A “Heartland Strategy” to Revive the Heart of the Nation

In 1968, Republicans stoked white racial fears of rising black political power to turn the solidly Democratic South into the permanent refuge of white retro-Republicans. In 2020, might Democrats galvanize a broad, enduring partnership of multiracial youth, boomer elders, educated urban and suburban voters, and residents of Middle America to launch a shared project of Heartland renewal?

Sunset on the Northern Great Plains

Building a Broad-Based Coalition for Transformational Change

A Heartland Strategy to Supplant a Discredited Southern Strategy

Learning to Respect Rural And Small-Town America

Parsons, Kansas

Meeting in the Middle

Mark Sommer is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist based in Northern California.

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