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By TERI CARTER

I recently found my way back to church. A dear friend was going to be speaking to her congregation about the giving nature of her daughter, an 18 year-old girl who died a few short months ago, and I wanted to support her by being there in the pews. I got there early. I slipped quietly into the back row. And I waited for the service to begin.

By LAURA CLAWSON, for Daily Kos Labor

Donald Trump, Wednesday in Michigan: “Look what I’ve done for steel. I mean, the steel is back. We taxed all the dumb steel coming in from China and other places, and US steel mills are doing great — they’re expanding all over the country, and they were gonna be out of business within two years the way they were going.”

By LAURA CLAWSON, for Daily Kos Labor

If you’ve been in the workforce since 1979, how much have your wages gone up? If you’re a little younger, how much have the wages for a job like yours gone up in those years? I bet it’s not 157.8%—unless, of course, you’re in the top 1%. 

By JENNIFER RUBIN

As we head into the week of Christmas and Hanukkah, I have my holiday gift list ready to go:

For Republican House members: A mirror, so they can see how terrible they look with their faces contorted with anger mid-scream as they rant and rave on the House floor. Perhaps they will consider how unprofessional and mean-spirited they appear.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Christmas will be brighter for 100 disadvantaged schoolkids in Paducah, thanks to the Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan hadn't heard about the Trump reelection campaign bragging that their guy had made the pinstripe-suited GOP "the beer and bluejeans party." 

He laughed when I told him.