Illustration of Trump supporters on boats overlaid with horizontal red stripes
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The Non-coastal Elites

The jet-setting cosmopolitans of popular imagination exist, but they are far outnumbered by a less exalted and less discussed elite group, one that sits at the pinnacle of America’s local hierarchies.

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The Original Anti-Vaxxer

Where does our bodily autonomy end and our duty to others begin? In March, The Experiment considered one answer, which lies in the story of a 1905 Supreme Court case about government-mandated vaccines.

A photo of a smallpox vaccine, including two glass vials and the cylindrical container that originally held them.
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