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Why I Hitchhiked the Rust Belt in Search of the American Man

The Guardian Newspaper 

The state of American masculinity is in flux as blue-collar jobs vanish. Drew Philp travels the midwest and Appalachia to find out what that looks like. 

"We had been waiting for hours on the side of the road, thumbs in the air, when a woman in a modest blue car finally stopped..."

24 Hours in a Detroit ER: On the Frontline of America's Healthcare Debate

Henry Ford hospital is one of the busiest in Michigan, and with many patients on Medicare and Medicaid it stands to be impacted greatly by an Obamacare repeal. As the debate rages, one doctor remains the calm at the center of the storm.

 

"But at Henry Ford hospital in Detroit, it’s biblical."

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Philp is a classically trained journalist focusing on narrative feature and breaking news stories of ethical rigor. His work has appeared most notably in The Guardian where he served as a contracted employee, and in BuzzFeed, De Correspondent, The Detroit Free Press, Spirit Magazine, Metro Times and The Michigan Daily, where he won a Gold Circle award.  

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The Guardian Newspaper 

The state of American masculinity is in flux as blue-collar jobs vanish. Drew Philp travels the midwest and Appalachia to find out what that looks like. 

"We had been waiting for hours on the side of the road, thumbs in the air, when a woman in a modest blue car finally stopped..."

The Guardian Newspaper 

Henry Ford hospital is one of the busiest in Michigan, and with many patients on Medicare and Medicaid it stands to be impacted greatly by an Obamacare repeal. As the debate rages, one doctor remains the calm at the center of the storm. 

The Guardian Newspaper 

The 32-year-old charismatic Muslim doctor is running for governor of Michigan and in the process trying to change US politics. 

"At seven years old, Abdul El-Sayed sat in the eye of Hurricane Andrew, the most destructive hurricane in US history..." 

The Guardian Newspaper 

As the city of Detroit cut water to 83,000 homes since 2014, nine activists put their bodies on the line to protest

"In 1964, while still in her early twenties, Marian Kramer sat at a lunch counter in Monroe, Louisiana, and was served a tuna fish sandwich and a glass of dishwater..."

© 2020 by Drew Philp