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Our senior senator, Mitch McConnell, has been making dire, dire threats about what would happen if the Senate got rid of the filibuster. He has made dramatic speeches on the Senate floor, including this: Let me say this very clearly for all 99 of my colleagues: Nobody serving in this

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Guess what the minimum wage would be if it kept pace with inflation or productivity? Subscribers Public

In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act, which established a federal minimum wage of 25 cents per hour, was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt, “In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up – or else we all go down.” According to John Revitte, a professor

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Steve Greenberg imagines a conversation between Marjorie Taylor Greene and the “Camp Auschwitz” guy.

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Voucher bill would take millions in resources from our public schools Subscribers Public

Over the next couple months, the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly will decide whether to enact House Bill 149, a private school voucher program that between now and 2040 would take $8.6 billion away from public schools and other critical investments and hand over control of those resources to unaccountable

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Dropping the ball Subscribers Public

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has had a rough twelve months, with some accusing him of dropping a number of balls along the way. Aaron Smith wonders, is Fischer’s latest action another dropped ball? Copyright © 2021 by Aaron Smith. All rights reserved.

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Trump can issue secret pardons. Can Beshear do the same? Subscribers Public

Legal experts seem to agree that Donald Trump “can secretly pardon whomever he wants on his last night in office and have those ‘get out of jail free’ cards available if needed. Given the pardon granted Richard Nixon, the scope can be broad.” In a January 14 article, The Hill

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Blood on his hands Subscribers Public

Five persons dead (so far) from the terrorist attack on the Capitol. Plots to kidnap and execute elected officials. Children dying in cages. Hundreds of thousands dead from COVID. And yet, Donald Trump says:

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Back to square one, America Subscribers Public

Aaron Smith’s latest editorial cartoon speaks for itself.

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