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'I will not accept or tolerate an ignorant politician telling the people of Kentucky that we should be satisfied with poverty.'

'I will not accept or tolerate an ignorant politician telling the people of Kentucky that we should be satisfied with poverty.'
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I don't know if Sen. Rand Paul pegged Charles Booker as a doormat Democrat. Booker seems to be pretty soft-spoken and a really nice guy. But he's proving to be anything but a pushover, one-two punching Paul and Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
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In op-eds, Republicans urge other Republicans to vote for Democrats to save our democracy

In op-eds, Republicans urge other Republicans to vote for Democrats to save our democracy
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Heather Cox Richardson reports on recent op-eds where well-known Repubs called on other Republicans to only vote for Democrats "until the authoritarian faction that has taken over their party is bled out of it."

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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The actuarial tables will take care of hyper-partisanship

The actuarial tables will take care of hyper-partisanship
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Ruy Texeira and John Judis wrote a book in 2002 saying changing demographics and changing ideology among younger generations would create “the Emerging Democratic Majority.” But rampant stupidity may make it happen even sooner.

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira
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Election 2022 and beyond: a warning

Election 2022 and beyond: a warning
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The Republicans sense disarray and division within the Democratic Party, and will use it to their cynical advantage to win elections and implement their dangerous far-right agenda. The implications for democracy in America are too frightening to contemplate.

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We've lost the thread of truth

We've lost the thread of truth
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From my perspective, the fundamental problem is that we no longer trust one another. The lost thread is truth. And good Republicans are in the best position to address this problem. They need to speak openly and honestly to their base.

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There's usually a big difference between most Ds and most Rs

There's usually a big difference between most Ds and most Rs
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I wish I had a crisp new Hamilton for every time I've heard somebody say, "I don't vote because there's no difference between Republicans and Democrats." But in reality, there really are big differences between most Democrats and most Republicans. Take COVID, for example.

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
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Killing kids for cash

Killing kids for cash
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What kind of monster kills kids for profit?

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira
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Stop and take a moment to remember these

Stop and take a moment to remember these
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Even as we try to just get through this pandemic, there are times when we should take time to reflect and to grieve. This is one of those times.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
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