Sitting at a table at Jeff’s Corner Cafe, Brenda Allen professed thanks for the good things before her. There were the creamy grits she ate and the jokes she shared with the other diners, most of whom she’d known all her life. But she was most grateful that the small, blurry television set hanging in the corner of this no-frills breakfast spot was silent.
"In a Struggling Factory Town, Residents Want Washington to Cut the 'Drama' and Get to Work" is from the May 22, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert Samuels and narrated by Sam Scholl.