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The New York Times

By Ana Swanson, Catie Edmondson and Edward Wong

December  23, 2021

By KERRY ELEVELD

One of the biggest mysteries heading into 2022 will be: What exactly do Republicans stand for? But it's not a new question—it's a holdover query from 2020 when the Republican Party refused to produce a party platform.

Instead of doing the work to present a new vision last cycle, the Republican National Committee simply adopted its 2016 platform all over again and then declared itself the party of Donald Trump.

By GEORGE HUMPHREYS

So says Kentucky’s state song “My Old Kentucky Home.” That seems appropriate in the days following the horrific impacts of the series of killer tornadoes that struck western Kentucky. For me, as I await the appearance of my political history of western Kentucky, my focus turns to previous natural disasters that struck the region.

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By BERRY CRAIG

Two Kentucky historians agree it’s past time for Democrats to start warning voters — loudly, clearly and unceasingly — where Donald Trump and his truest true believers in the GOP are steering the country: Straight toward white supremacy and authoritarianism.

See also: Forward Kentucky: Repubs drop newly-drawn House districts, before even showing them to Dems

By MARK VANDERHOFF

GOP leaders released new redistricting maps for Kentucky's House of Representatives.

The maps were released Thursday morning during a news conference.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Almost 100 volunteers trucked 1,500 Christmas dinners--turkey and the trimmings--from Louisville to tornado victims in Mayfield and Bowling Green.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was published in the Ohio Times on Dec. 21. The toys arrived in Bowling Green before Christmas. Joseph Allen, vice president of UAW Local 2164 at the Corvette plant, dressed as Santa Claus and passed out the toys to kids at the city's American Legion hall. "We set the presents out according to gender and age and then we had the kids tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas," said Local 2164 Community Service Chairperson Kelsey Bragg.