The Missouri Senator voted against one thing that can actually address what he says is the problem. Where once men felt pride in what they contributed to family and community as sole breadwinners, that is gone. The anxiety is real. In her New York Times essay, guest Liza Featherstone takes on Hawley’s myths. Nostalgia for a mythical order seems to calm the fear many feel in a changing world. Where there is greater freedom for all genders to be who they are, many straight men feel insecurity. Right wing Senator Hawley is using this for political gain. What worked is what FDR brought to the men in things like the Civilian Conservation Corps. Biden’s Build Back Better would do the same. What can progressives do? Lots.

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