“People had to make a decision: Embrace change or get rid of it. And if you get rid of it, it’s going to cost you your town.” So much of the modern-day America’s story is weaved into this piece by Slate’s Henry Grabar: Who Gets to Live in Fremont, Nebraska?

+ “A group of small-town environmentalists wanted to stop a potentially toxic Costco chicken plant. How did they end up fighting alongside anti-Muslim xenophobes?” The New Republic: Compromised.