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Economic anxiety an old story in Trump stronghold

Economic anxiety an old story in Trump stronghold

Conservatives like to say they believe in personal responsibility, and they admonish others to take charge of their lives and not expect the government to solve their problems. Name just about any societal issue — poverty, crime, the lack of affordable housing, the high school dropout rate — a conservative will find a way to raise "lack of personal responsibility" as the root problem.

But it occurred to me, while reading John Fritze's story in Sunday's edition of The Baltimore Sun, that many of the same people who preach personal responsibility have been slow to seize the day themselves. I speak here of some of the former Democrats of eastern Baltimore County...