The sign, as you peel rubber on the way out of Redville, is clear: Thanks for Visiting! Remember, We Used to Matter!

Think about that slogan as you sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic as more people than you can count flee from what feels like the most worthless, backward place you’ve ever been.

The latest notable name to check out of Hotel Canimisinformya is JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who now says: “Many of our citizens are unsettled, and the fault line for all this discord is a fraying American dream — the enormous wealth of our country is accruing to…

Tom Kessler

Austin-based writer and editor. Former newspaper guy + Internet survivor. Sees the sun going down/And the eyes in his head/See the world spinning round.

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