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Berry Craig of Mayfield is a professor emeritus of history at West Kentucky Community College in Paducah and an author of five books on the Civil War in Kentucky. The last one, published by the University Press of Kentucky, is Kentucky’s Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media in the Civil War. His critically-acclaimed Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase, also from the University Press, has been reprinted in paperback.
The three Gs that Republicans run on

Republicans win on the Three Gs – plus an L for...

Republicans in Kentucky have been running on the Three Gs for decades. This year they added another letter – an L for Lying about the Dems.
Mountain rock pile (photo by Rad Dougall [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

Gibraltar crumbles

Kentucky’s “Democratic Gibraltar” has crumbled. Jackson Purchase voters have defeated the region's last two Democratic lawmakers.
Candidate Joe Cunningham (campaign photo)

Joe Cunningham, Kentucky’s “extra” Congressman

Joe Cunningham, the son of Justice Bill Cunningham, won an upset victory in South Carolina's first district, and becomes our "extra" congressman.

GOP attack mailer ‘not Rotary-worthy’

Whoops! A Republican mass-mailer might nudge Martha Emmons to victory in the close third state House district race tomorrow. She’s the DEMOCRAT in the race.
No 45 symbol (designed by Mike Mitchell)

The most important election of our lifetimes

Will we take a step back from the ugliness and race-baiting? Or will we affirm that we are really the intolerant people Donald Trump has made us out to be?
Choosing democracy or authoritarianism (photo by M-Sur via Shutterstock.com)

Authoritarianism is on the ballot – will we stop it?

Many worry Hitler-style fascism is coming to the US. A Murray State prof says there is something else we should be worried about, especially this election.
Candidate Joe Cunningham (campaign photo)

A Cunningham in Congress – but it’s Joe, not Bill

A Kentucky Cunningham may yet make it to Congress, but from South Carolina. Joe Cunningham, son of Justice Bill Cunningham, is the Dem hopeful in SC-01.
GOTV rally (photo by Todd Johnson of UA Local 669 Sprinkler Fitters)

Boots on the ground—shoes and sneakers too—in the Pennyrile

There were "boots on the ground" Saturday in Henderson and Daviess counties, as more than 200 volunteers went door-to-door for AFL-CIO endorsed candidates.
Sign of the times.

“Remember in November” rally – photo gallery

Our own Berry Craig covered the big "Remember in November" rally in Paducah, and took these photos of the event. Enjoy!

A “gut check time” for American democracy

Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin has had it with the narrative that both parties are equally at fault for shoving politics into the gutter.
The Flush Float with another candidate for "flushing" in November (photo by Berry Craig)

“Remember in November” rally brings hundreds to Paducah

Union members, teachers, and supporters gathered in Paducach on Saturday for a "Remember in November" rally, where they vowed to "flush" their opponents.
Mitch McConnell speaking at CPAC 2012 (photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

The gravedigger of American democracy

Paul von Hindenburg enabled the rise of Hitler, and in so doing destroyed German democracy. Is Mitch McConnell doing the same to American democracy?