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By JOAN McCARTER

The Grim Reaper of everything good in Congress, Mitch McConnell, has donned his cloak and picked up his scythe, slathering over the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized this week with gallbladder problems. Is there any question that the McConnell Rule established in 2016—no Supreme Court appointments for a president in an election year—would hold true for Donald Trump? Yeah. Right.

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By KERRY ELEVELD

In case you hadn't heard, things are going great. The coronavirus scare is all behind us now and everything's coming up roses, if only the media weren't quashing this obvious good news story. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't? For the duration of the crisis, we're going to add two features to the website, "COVID-19 News" and a regular roundup of breaking news stories. Most of our coverage will focus on how the pandemic is affecting Kentuckians, especially union members and their families. We will regularly update "COVID 19 News" at the top of the page.

By IVONNE ROVIRA

One of the interesting things about wingnuts is that they can mention something crazy in passing, but normal people will either miss it entirely because of the fleeting mention, or simply shrug because it blends in with even crazier, more obvious stuff.