Clinton, Iowa -- Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Two welders, who asked not to be identified but said that they were contracted from out of state, perform maintenance on the rail line that runs through downtown Clinton, along the Mississippi River.
A transformation to a knowledge-based economy has not taken root here in Clinton, Iowa along the Mississippi River. But there has been a profound structural change of another sort: white working class voters switched from Democrat to solidly Republican in the last presidential election, upending decades of political predictability.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times