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GREENE: The bus is empty and I can’t tell if the driver’s listening or not when I bring up politics. Brianna is voting for Hillary Clinton. She does have doubts but she feels like Clinton will do more to help a single mother of canada goose outlet houston four like her, who’s living paycheck to paycheck.

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GREENE: So this is Brianna’s world. She rides this bus to and from work. It’s really her lifeline. And as she rides each night listening to music, she passes through a different world right outside the bus window.

It’s a world with different political leanings but many of the same frustrations. canada goose outlet in montreal Without ever meeting them, she passes by these regulars at DJ’s Goalpost, a suburban sports bar right along bus route 61.