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The Opioid and Trump Addictions - Symptoms of the Same Malaise

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The opioid epidemic in the late 1990s By 2018 there were over 50,000 deaths a year from overdoses of organic and synthetic opioids
The opioid epidemic in the late 1990s By 2018 there were over 50,000 deaths a year from overdoses of organic and synthetic opioids
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The core of Trump’s electoral support - non-Hispanic, mostly working-class whites without a college education living in rural areas and small cities. The opioid and Trump addictions, the one individual and the other collective, are symptoms of the same malaise. 

The rapacious, unregulated capitalism of the kind that now shapes the Trump agenda prepared the ground of the opioid crisis in Appalachia, the Midwest Rust Belt, and elsewhere, by engendering the inequalities and hardships that drive so many to despair. TheOxyElectorate.  

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Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked (more...)
 

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