JANESVILLE, WI - FEBRUARY 17:
Angelina Nelson, 13, lifts her arms, mimicking the movie Titanic while playing with her friend Des'ree Saam, 14, at Monterey Rock with a view of the Monterey Dam and the decommissioned Janesville GM Assembly Plant, at top. Neither Saam nor Nelson knew what the GM plant was.
Amy Goldstein excerpt:
Janesville, Wisconsin, lies three fourths of the way from Chicago to Madison along Interstate 90’s path across America from coast to coast. It is a county seat of 63,000, built along a bend in the Rock River. It is the hometown of House Speaker Paul Ryan. It is an old United Auto Workers town in a state led by a new generation of conservative, Gov. Scott Walker (R). It is a Democratic town still, though the economic blow that befell Janesville is the kind of reversal of fortune that drove many working class Americans to support Donald Trump for president.
(Photo by Alyssa Schukar for The Washington Post)