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EDITOR'S NOTE: Kudos to our new president for immediately sacking Peter Robb. We weren't surprised. Up and down the campaign trail, Joe Biden made it plain that he'd be in our corner.
Ask your legislators to support BR 483 to end discrimination for pre-existing conditions in Kentucky
 
In Kentucky, it can happen that a senior is denied a Medicare supplement (Medigap) insurance policy, or is charged more for such a policy, because of a pre-existing condition. Such discrimination against seniors with pre-existing conditions isn’t right and should be illegal.  In fact, four other states have passed laws that do not allow such practices.

SINCE LOSING reelection, President Trump has failed to overturn the results. But his post-election tantrum, not to mention his behavior before now, has magnified legitimate concerns about weaknesses in the nation’s democratic institutions. Mr. Trump lost the electoral college by a secure margin. What if he hadn’t? What will happen when a wanton president, an out-of-control state legislature or a hyper-partisan congressional majority sees a riper opportunity, based on a cockamamie legal theory or bad-faith execution of its duties, to reject the will of the voters?

By BERRY CRAIG 

AFT Local 1360

Former Vice President Al Gore, who lost to President George W. Bush 20 years ago, is back in the news. 

The media has been contrasting Gore, who lost with dignity and grace, with Donald Trump’s Banana Republic-style powegrab to steal the 2020 election and stay in office. 

The year’s best, worst and weirdest political players.

By MICHELLE COTTLE

This year was a soul-crushing hellscape of a dumpster fire. For sanity’s sake, large chunks of it should be repressed as soon as possible.

By PAUL WALDMAN

Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is happy to be the bad guy. If you were counting on Congress raising the amount of the stimulus checks people will be getting from the latest pandemic relief package from $600 to $2,000, the Senate majority leader has no problem being the one to crush your hopes. And he’s doing it in a multiphase strategy that involves raising expectations and then dashing them. If done with the proper timing, Republicans can win political benefits on both ends.