Clinton, Iowa -- Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Blaise Aadland, 16, (cq) watches his brothers play basketball in an empty lot near their home.
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