I have a relative up in the Rust Belt who owns a small machine tool company and watches Fox News. In recent years, our political discussions have been interesting because he doesn’t quite know what to make of me. We’re both Catholic and pro-life, so that explosive issue is defused. His livelihood depends on U.S. manufacturing, so we’re both against “free” trade and agree that reviving domestic industry should be America’s top economic priority. But, of course, we have huge areas of disagreement over things such as climate change, national health care, and labor unions.
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