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Bevin continues his holy war on working families by seeking to deep-six the Labor...

Republicans love to talk about “traditional Kentucky values.” Two of their values come to my mind: election-stealing and union-busting. And, they're linked.
Caricatures of the GOP elephant and the Dem donkey (by DonkeyHotey [CC 2.0] via Flickr)

Think there’s “no difference” between the parties? You’re really, really wrong.

“There’s not much difference between the two parties," is the lamest excuse ever for not voting. Want proof? Berry Craig's got it for you, right here.
Opponents of an extraordinary session bill submitted by Wisconsin Republican legislators hold "Stop Lame Duck" signs at a rally outside the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Lame-duck power grabs escalate unsettling trend

The move by Repub legislators to strip power from incoming executive branch Democrats sets an unsettling, even anti-democratic trend, experts say.
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.
The candidate forum for House districts 54 and 55, where the Republicans failed to show. (photo by Nick Lacy

Republicans on the run

Why are the Republican candidates hiding? Are they afraid to appear in forums with their constituents and debates with their Democratic opponents?

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.

One Great Depression was enough

History is stories, and this historian tells a good story, with a surprising twist at the end. Let us hope the twist is just coincidence, and not prophecy.

Marshall County GOP invites NRA pres to speak at Fancy Farm dinner

Less than seven months after the Marshall Co school shooting, the Marshall County GOP has invited the NRA president to speak at their Fancy Farm dinner.

New Kentucky Project condemns Republican sneak attack

The legislative members of The New Kentucky Project—an initiative founded to promote the introduction of new ideas and new leaders into Kentucky’s stale political system—offered a scathing critique of both the disastrous policies and lack of transparency produced by this session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

This is what Republican “democracy” looks like

This is what democracy looks like when the Republicans hold the majorities in the House and Senate and the governor's office. This is Republican "democracy."

Union members and teachers: “We won’t be fooled again.”

Lurking behind all this anti-worker legislation is a painfully inconvenient truth: Some of my union brothers and sisters helped put the Republicans in charge in Frankfort. Some teachers did likewise.

Here’s your pension votes and their challengers

Here are the Republicans who voted for and against the pension bill last night, from both houses. Also, here are their opponents in the fall, so you know which supporters of the pension bill have opposition.

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