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This is no time to get complacent about Democrats' midterm chances.

By JOSHUA HOLLAND

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

We’ve all heard it, sadly even from some of our union brothers and sisters: "There’s no point in voting. Candidates are all the same, and none of them will do anything for me.”

That’s never been true. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Marshall Ward for alerting us to this column.  

Don’t let the whataboutists and bothsiders tell you it isn’t.

By NICHOLAS KRISTOFF

In America 2018, whataboutism is the last refuge of scoundrels, and bothsidesism is the last refuge of cowards.

By BERRY CRAIG

Move over, “Turtle Man.” Make way for “the gravedigger of American democracy,” Mitch McConnell’s brand-new moniker.

Historian and author Christopher R. Browning debuted “gravedigger” in the Oct. 25 issue of The New York Review of Books.

Who knows if it will top “Turtle Man” as a McConnell handle. But “gravedigger” is based on substance, not the just senator’s supposed resemblance to a myopic tortoise.

Read more here.

By BRUCE MAPLES

The Republican Party of Kentucky is using a phrase in its mailers that could be a dog-whistle: “Kentucky heritage.” Is it?

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“On Nov. 6, we will be making what many are calling the most important vote in our lifetime,” wrote Marshall Ward of Murray, a frequent contributor to the website.

President of the Calloway County Retired Teachers Association, Ward neatly summarized the differences between Republican and Democratic candidates in bullet points that are worth sharing with your family, friends and union brothers and sisters.

Frankfort, KY On Tuesday, the Kentucky Democratic Party called on the Republican Party of Kentucky, the Oldham County GOP and Oldham County Republican candidates to renounce a political mail piece that used violent language.

By EUGENE ROBINSON

“Both sides” are not responsible for the horrific political terrorism we have seen this past week. Only the right is to blame — starting with President Trump and his complicit enablers in the Republican Party.

They have been playing with fire. It was inevitable that people would get burned.