“It’s not just the economy, stupid.”
In their own words, eight would-be Americans share their experiences — and the challenges they’ve faced amid the Trump administration’s crackdown on legal and unauthorized immigration.
“Donald Trump took a broken system and turned it into a machine of unchecked cruelty.”
“What I learned about rich people, conspiracy, ‘genius,’ Ghislaine, stand-up comedy, and evil from 2,000 phone calls.”
A post-Roe world is already here for women in Mississippi who need abortions.
“It’s fun to be cranky about stupid things.” Coca Cola introduced New Coke in 1985 and then, after a populist backlash from Americans decrying that their freedom of choice had been trampled upon, reintroduced Classic Coke after two months. What the company didn’t see at first was that the backlash was led by a man who thought he could parlay all this silly outrage — over a soft drink — into some cash.
“Peoples Temple was a hugely influential part of black San Francisco at one time, embedded so deeply that middle schoolers like my mom took time to check it out.”
“It was one of the most special times in my life; it was just unreal.”
Ari Berman investigates how increasingly restrictive voting laws in states like Wisconsin had an impact on the 2016 presidential election — and most likely tipped it in favor of Donald Trump.