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(CNN) - Another special-election loss, this time in Montana, has kicked off a round of

By BERRY CRAIG

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Donald Trump and his disciples beat up on the media throughout his campaign.

Huffington Post columnist Peter Dreier wrote that the media mainly gave the president-elect “a free ride for most of the past year.” The Fourth Estate treated Trump “like a normal candidate rather than a racist demagogue.”

By BERRY CRAIG

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Gov. Matt Bevin was his spiteful self on election night.   

Giddy over the GOP’s romp in the state House races, he couldn’t resist gloating over Speaker Greg Stumbo’s defeat. "I say, 'Good riddance.' I mean he will not be missed one bit. Kentucky will be better for his absence," the governor crowed.

Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement on the results of the 2016 presidential election:

By JONATHAN CHAIT

Before the election, like many liberals, I made a lot of jokes about moving to Canada. It was a way for people to deal with our anxiety. It’s not funny anymore, and people discussing it — reportedly, Canada’s immigration website has crashed due to excessive interest — are beginning to disgust me. I love this country. I believe in it. I’m not leaving. I’m sorry to sound hokey, but I’m going to stay and defend truth and democracy.

By BERRY CRAIG 

AFT Local 1360

He desperately wanted to lead his modern democratic nation.

Most people laughed him off as a crank and a buffoon. Big city comedians ridiculed him in their acts.

There was no way he could come anywhere close to power. He was way out of his league. He had never held any public office.

His intellect was shallow, and it showed. His speeches were crude rants laced with absurd conspiracy theories.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Vote. 

The year 2001, when I became president of the United Steelworkers union and Hillary Clinton took office as a U.S. Senator for New York, was a desperate, terrible time for steelworkers and the steel industry in this country.