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On June 19, we commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States.

By JEFFREY SACHS

The alarm bells are sounding for President Joe Biden’s ambitious American Jobs Plan, which aims to rebuild the nation’s aging infrastructure while preparing it for the demands of the 21st century. After weeks of seemingly endless bipartisan negotiations, it’s time for Biden to give up and push through his plan on a party-line vote.

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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

"Rand Paul says he doesn't need to be vaccinated. Doctor says he's wrong," trumpets a CNN headline that tops a new fundraising email from our friends at The People's Campaign

EDITOR'S NOTE: Alec McGillis is also the author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, which was published in 2014. Co-sponsor Chuck Jones was a featured speaker at the 2017 Kentucky State AFL-CIO Convention in Lexington.

By JOE SONKA

Kentucky's legislative and congressional districts will have different boundaries in next year's elections, but the specifics on what that redistricting process will look like over the next eight months are still up in the air.

One certainty about redistricting is Republican legislators will have near total control over the process for the first time in state history, as the party has a dominant 3-1 supermajority in both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly.