State Senator Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow) has written an interesting op-ed about how the factors that allowed Donald Trump to become our president are closer than most people in the state realize: in Central and Western Massachusetts.
He proposes that Democrats turn our attention inward, to our own state, and to work on solving these problems lest they fester and turn even more of our population into those who would follow a Donald Trump laden with hate and division. In other words, we need to present a working alternative to the problems that swung voters to Trump (including much of the middle of Massachusetts).
One of his ideas is infrastructure projects, especially transportation, which would better connect the regions of our state and would help mitigate the separation in regional economies. Another idea is increased job training, particularly vocational in the advanced manufacturing area, which would help our workers compete on the global market.
I think that his article bears discussion.