Author: Jacob Stump

A Progressive Organic Farmer, Navigating the Conservative Electoral Politics of Appalachian Virginia

Anthony Flaccavento is a thinker and a doer. He is also the progressive Democratic nominee in Virginia’s 9th Congressional District. His candidacy represents a glimmer of hope for Democrats that they could eek out a victory in a district that is currently considered, by most measures, soundly red. The “fighting […]

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Army boots marching.

Working Class Warriors, Wealthy Decision Makers

This op-ed was originally published in the Bristol Herald Courier. A disturbing truth was revealed in the ongoing spat between Sen. John McCain and President Donald Trump. That is: Most people who fight and die in American wars come from the working class. McCain, widely seen as criticizing Trump’s multiple […]

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