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Thanks to Liles Taylor and Jennifer Moore for sharing this with us.

By JOSEPH GERTH

U.S. Rep. Jamie Comer, who lost the 2015 GOP primary for governor by just 83 votes after a former girlfriend said he had hit her when they dated in college, is a bully.

Want proof?

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

President Donald Trump loves to order his vice president, cabinet members and other GOP bigwigs to make pilgrimages to the White House to praise him as their liege.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

"Sometimes you've got to laugh to keep from crying," my union-card carrying grandmother, God rest her soul, was fond of saying.

Jack London famously wrote that a scab "made angels weep in heaven."  The same is true of the bigot, serial fibster and union-buster in the White House. 

Whoops! We missed this. Thanks to Michelle Blau, our Kentucky contact at the AFL-CIO in Washington, for the heads-up.  

WASHINGTON—Quickly crumpling up all 500 pages of the legislation upon hearing footsteps in the hallway, sources reported Tuesday that a panicked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shoved the entire Senate healthcare bill in his mouth as a Democratic senator walked past.... 

By BILL FINN

State Director, Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council

2017 turned out to be the worst year on record for union construction workers in Kentucky.

After total Republican control  for the first time in 95 years, the Legislature rammed through the "Right-To-Work" law, a total repeal of Kentucky’s Prevailing Wage law and "Paycheck Protection." For all the rhetoric about lifting Kentucky workers up, cutting the pay, benefits and job security of our workforce was their first and real goal.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

For what seems like an eternity, a slew of Kentucky Democrats who pack union cards have been urging Democratic candidates to stop trying to out-Republican the Republicans on the so-called social issues and start sticking to kitchen-table economic issues that made the party the Bluegrass State's political powerhouse for decades. 

The times, they are a changin'--or they seem to be.

By PAUL KRUGMAN

Many of us came into 2017 expecting the worst. And in many ways, the worst is what we got.