Politics & Society Short TakeNathan BeacomSeptember 18, 2020
As rural America becomes more diverse, it faces many of the problems associated with big cities, writes Nathan Beacom. The urban-rural divide in our politics does not reflect reality.
Politics & Society Short TakeNathan BeacomMay 28, 2020
In “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis called drinkable water a human right. But as Nathan Beacom writes, our methods of farming and raising livestock are degrading our soil and polluting our waterways.
Politics & Society Short TakeNathan BeacomOctober 23, 2019
The current opioid crisis has strong parallels to drug addiction in Victorian England, writes Nathan Beacom, and the struggles of the Catholic poet Francis Thompson.
Politics & Society Short TakeNathan BeacomJune 17, 2019
This spring’s floods devastated farming and rural communities in the middle of the U.S. that were already struggling with economic and social decline, writes Nathan Beacom. But ”blue” America may find it difficult to sympathize.
Politics & Society Short TakeNathan BeacomJanuary 14, 2019
The latest five-year farm bill continues a pattern of subsidizing corporations while squeezing every last drop of use out of farm families and cropland.
Politics & Society Short TakeNathan BeacomMay 04, 2018
Preserving wilderness areas is a way to preserve the idea of the sacred. But the Trump administration is seeking a huge reduction in protected land.
Politics & Society Short TakeNathan BeacomApril 06, 2018
All those who eat are called to care about the plight of those whose work produced the eating.