Kentucky elected officials and others at the ALEC convention (photo from Gov. Bevin's Twitter feed)

Beware ALEC-backed legislators running for reelection in Kentucky

As you head to the polls on Tuesday, here are 15 legislators tied to ALEC who have pushed the Koch Brothers agenda. Let's be aware, and vote them out!
Photo of RPK mailer for Alice Forgy Kerr

Is the RPK using a dog-whistle in its mailers?

The Republican Party of Kentucky is using a phrase in its mailers that could be a dog-whistle: "Kentucky heritage." Is it?
Screen shot from CLF ad about Aftab Pureval

Ryan runs ugliest ads of the year; Barr campaigns with him anyway

Paul Ryan's PAC has run some of the "most inflammatory" ads of this election. Nevertheless, Andy Barr welcomed him to KY this week to campaign together.
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Four things we should do after last week

The events of the past week have been horrific. As I have reflected on them over the weekend, it seems to me that there are four things we should all do.

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.
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?
Pinocchio carving from Florence, Italy (by broadcaster /

Republicans are lying about healthcare

As we head into the 2018 midterms, healthcare is the #1 issue that voters care about. And all over the country, Republicans are lying about it.
Ted Cruz with supporters (by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

10 takeaways from a woman who attended the Houston Trump-Cruz rally

A Daily Kos member attended the Trump-Cruz rally in Houston. Here are her top 10 impressions and takeaways from that event.

Matt Bevin for KEA MVP?

Ask any of Matt Bevin's many detractors. The governor's motormouth is the gift that keeps on giving. If he keeps this up, he might be the Dem MVP this fall.
March for Equality and Social Justice in Murray, KY -- 2017/01/21 (photo by Berry Craig)

Union rally this Saturday – meanwhile, look who’s laughing at you

Hey union folks – look who's laughing at you! At the union rally this Saturday in Paducah, learn who it is and what you can do about it!
"Gaslight" movie still (from trailer [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons)

The Republican gaslighting is out of control

The gaslighting is getting worse. Now it's not just Trump – many Republicans are using gaslighting in their campaigns, including a new gaslit talking point.
"The greater the service, the heavier the tax" (illustration by Udo Keppler, 1872-1956, artist [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Kentucky’s tax system sucks

A new report from ITEP confirms what we've long known: Kentucky's tax system sucks. And it's worse now than it was a few years ago.