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By ROBERT KUTTNER

New York Times contributing columnist Tom Edsall is a national resource. In column after column, he provides encyclopedic research both scholarly and journalistic, extended interviews, astute insights, and hard questions for progressives on politically urgent topics.

By BERRY CRAIG

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The Rev. Dr. William Barber II says unions and the Poor People’s Campaign are natural allies.

Can Democrats figure out how to get unions back into the equation in 2020?

By THOMAS B. EDSALL

Even as many Democrats appear to accept organized labor’s decline, Republicans recognize the crucial importance of unions and are determined to gut them further.

By MORGAN WATKINS and PHILIP M. BAILEY

An ongoing federal lawsuit over Gov. Matt Bevin's habit of blocking people on Twitter and Facebook shows the Republican leader has persisted in barring users from accessing his official accounts.

Thanks to Jim Key for sending us this.

From the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission

Kentucky lobbying spending continued at a record pace in the 2019 General Assembly. Reports filed after the end of the session show that $7.55 million was spent on lobbying during the odd-year, 30-day session.  That total was eight percent higher than 2017 and 2015, which both came in at $6.9 million.