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Thanks to Herb Pritchett of Henderson for sending us this. 

By FRANK BRUNI

Family values. How long have we been subjected to that subjective phrase, championed by Republicans who equated it with heterosexuality, fecundity and Christian piety — and who appointed themselves the custodians of those?

Thanks to Dr. Bill Mulligan, a Murray State University history professor, for sharing this letter-to-the-editor with us. It was published in the Dec. 20 Murray Ledger and Times 

Gentlemen:

This is being sent to Kentucky’s two senators and my Congressman, Mr. Comer. I say this for transparency.

By RUTH MARCUS

Here, for me at least, is the comforting paradox of the age of Trump: I have never respected a president less, nor loved my country more.

By ANA SWANSON

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — At this sprawling steel mill on the outskirts of Philadelphia, the workers have one number in mind. Not how many tons of steel roll off the line, or how many hours they work, but where they fall on the plant’s seniority list.

“Tax reform” enriches the GOP’s super rich donors.

By TIM KOECHLIN

The GOP tax bill is an appalling piece of legislation, and just about everyone seems to know it.  And yet 51 US Senators and 227 Representatives have voted for a bill that will hurt the majority of residents in every state, and virtually every congressional district.  

On behalf of the labor movement, thank you for demonstrating the unique power of working people to help create a better life for us all.

Whether you signed a petition, made a phone call, came to a rally, joined a lobby visit or took any of the other amazing actions that working people took this year to advance the fight for workers’ rights, we want to say thank you.

Bonuses for workers are smart PR, but they don’t mean Republicans’ trickle-down fantasies are coming true.

By DAVE BAKER

Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

"Which Side Are You On?" is a grand old union song.

Billy Thompson, USW District 8 director, came up with a Wall of Fame-Wall of Shame banner to show which side state senators and representatives were on when they voted on those union-busting bills last January.

We think the banner is a great idea. So we're starting a complementary Wall of Fame-Wall of Shame on our website.