Back in My Trump-Voting Hometown

Navigating divided, rural America and a case study in media manipulation

Mitchell Peterson

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Photo by Josh Berendes on Unsplash

It had been three years. Three years since I’d stood on the shores of Lake Superior, staring at the ruler-straight, blue horizon in the distance, feet on round smooth stones, numbing in the clear water. Three years since the previously unimaginable flood that ravaged homes, roads…

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Mitchell Peterson

Freelance writer who spent nine years outside the US, currently in rural America writing the Substack bestseller 18 Uncles.