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Here’s what Social Democrats stand for. See if you are one. Subscribers Public

You may call yourself Dem or Repub – but in reality, you are probably a Social Democrat. Surprised? Read the list of what Social Democrats stand for and see.

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
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Explainer: The moving pieces in DC drama this week Subscribers Public

This is a craaaazzy week in Washington. There are multiple moving pieces, multiple crises, and multiple story lines to keep track of. So, here to help you make sense of it all, is a new Explainer from Forward Kentucky.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
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Evidence shows that, yes, masks prevent COVID-19 – and surgical masks are the way to go Subscribers Public

Do masks work? Recently, I was part of the largest randomized controlled trial to date testing the effectiveness of mask-wearing. What we found provides gold-standard evidence that confirms previous research: Wearing masks, particularly surgical masks, prevents COVID-19.

Guest Author
Guest Author
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Explainer: The "educational scholarships" lawsuit Subscribers Public

Robert Kahne explains what the "educational scholarships" lawsuit is all about.

Robert Kahne
Robert Kahne
Explainer

Frequently asked questions (and answers!) about COVID-19 and the vaccines Subscribers Public

There's a lot of misinformation (and DISinformation) out there about COVID and the vaccines. Here are answers from health professionals to the most common questions.

Guest Author
Guest Author
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Here's what Republicans and communists have in common. Subscribers Public

If we can turn back Trumpism in this election, perhaps we can begin the discussion about what sort of nation we really want to be. And that discussion should include democratic socialism.

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
Commentary

Backgrounder: Progressive vs Liberal Subscribers Public

Both of these terms are used in politics ... but most people can't tell you what they mean or what the difference is. Let's dig into that.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
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