JANESVILLE, WI - FEBRUARY 18:
At right, Jordan Olson drinks coffee with Patrick Conley outside of an addiction recovery building across from the decommissioned Janesville GM Assembly Plant. Olson, who is from Janesville, said that the town really struggled after production ceased in 2008. His grandfather was fortunate enough to retire before layoffs, but "a lot of people moved," he said.
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)