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Evan Smith
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Evan Smith is a staff writer and radio producer from Ohio who has spent more than five years covering local and national news for a variety of publications. Before joining OL, he served as an investigative reporter for the USA Today Network with a focus on the economic and political issues facing rural Appalachia.

The heroin addict won’t stop talking – and that’s a good thing. He fidgets in his chair. His body rocks back and forth, while …

New legislation in California will finally have the government intervening in one of the most somber and serious matters imaginable: farts. True, that may …

It’s miserable news for workers, but great news for union leaders looking to gain more power. That’s the consensus of a new study that …

While most media outlets have been saturated with rolling updates on the presidential race, next week’s election will decide far more than just who …

It makes sense: parents should be the ones with the most control over their children’s educations. But such common sense is not so common …

So many bad speeches and bad essays begin with the speaker or writer lazily defining a word, a word around which the following address …

When he was a student at Yale Law School, J.D. Vance figured a salary of $200,000 a year was pretty damn good. But his …

It’s not your typical discount. At Fuller Cut barbershop in a working-class enclave of Ann Arbor, Michigan, you’ll see the normal accoutrements of a …

Obamacare’s hemorrhaging of private insurers will have no program-saving tourniquet in the coming year. A recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation predicts a …

It’s a picture that has spread across social media accounts in Indiana, and for good reason. What began as a small moment, a random …