MLK: ‘Our needs are identical with labor’s needs’

On this Martin Luther King Day, Berry Craig reminds us of the connections between civil rights and the labor movement ... including their opponents.

Bevin’s PSC out to strip poor of voice in utility rate cases

Matt Bevin’s Public Service Commission is fighting to exclude advocates for the poor from decisions about rates for heat, light, and water. Why?
Shouldice Hospital in Canada, specializing in hernia repair (photo from World's Best Hospitals)

Rand Paul gets his hernia surgery in … Canada?!?

Senator Rand Paul, who has attacked single-payer health care as "slavery," is having his hernia surgery at a Canadian hospital.
Mike Pence meeting with pro-life leaders (photo from Office of the Vice President [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Pro-life? Or just anti-woman?

The "pro-lifers" are okay w/ depriving kids of medical care or food. But the truth is, their interest in fetal life depends on who’s making the decision.

Trump: the Great Prevaricator and Panjandrum of Porky Pies

By now, everyone knows Trump lies. The problem is the brazenness and the quantity. And the flood of lies has created a dilemma for the media.
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Conservative hypocrites and the F-bomb

For today's conservative hypocrites, an F-bomb is cause for wailing and gnashing of teeth. But Trump's obscene acts? Not even noticed or commented on.
The Trump Taj Ma Wall (as imagined by DonkeyHotey [CC-BA-2.0])

A simple solution to the “border wall” impasse

While Donald Trump and Congress are engaged in a tug-of-war over his "border wall," Ivonne Rovira has a way to end the crisis AND keep the MAGA crowd happy.

It’s time to reject toxic patriotism, and choose aspirational instead

Politicians have long used "patriotism" as a cheap campaign trick. We need to reject this, and instead choose "aspirational patriotism" as our goal.
Rep. Attica Scott, the keynote speaker at the Oldham County Democrats dinner. (photo by Drew McMurtrie)

We needed Attica Scott in the race

Attica Scott is not running for governor in 2019, and I am disappointed. Here is why.
Shelby County Courthouse (photo by I.W. Marsh [CC-BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

What Shelby County remembered this November and what it largely overlooked

If you're one of the voters that helped keep Shelby County red in the recent elections, Will Barnett has some questions for you about fiscal responsibility.
Governor Matt Bevin (official photo)

Op-Ed: Legislators must address Kentucky’s pension crisis

This is an op-ed by Gov. Matt Bevin on the pensions and the recent special session, presented as information for our readers without editing or comment.
Richard Nixon during the David Frost interviews (screenshot of YouTube video)

A Nixonian decision in Frankfort

"If the President does it, that means it's legal." A famous quote by Richard Nixon, that now seems to apply to a ruling in Frankfort.

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