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.
Senator Mitch McConnell (Caricature by DonkeyHotey

From ‘The Great Compromiser’ to ‘The Great Debaser’

Somewhere along his path to power, "McConnell decided that his own longevity in Washington trumped all" – and is debasing our democracy for his own ends.
Mitch McConnell speaking at CPAC 2012 (photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

McConnell, ‘disturbed’ that tax cuts didn’t pay for themselves, says we have to cut...

It's the standard Repub playbook: Pass tax cuts in order to INCREASE the deficit, then use the deficit YOU caused in order to gut social programs.

“Women Rising” — new (and great!) ad

This is inspiring, motivational, and GREAT! Share it widely! Let's get everyone out to vote for these women AND for all the candidates ready to serve!
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Old white dude gets stereotyped (again)

Our own Berry Craig was stereotyped, once again. Why? Because people look at him and assume they know what he thinks and how he votes. Uhm, wrong.

After Kavanaugh: One worst-case scenario for our democracy

With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, could we slide further into authoritarianism? Here is one scenario that is both worst-case and definitely possible.