Berry Craig: Trump isn’t dividing the GOP. His policies have forged a white quadruple alliance of plutocrats, George Babbitts, neo-Confederate yahoos and Christians of the Jesus-loves-me-but-He-can’t-stand-you-persuasion.
Berry Craig: A contingent of Local 184 members escorted the truck-pulled giant John as it rolled up Broadway. Hanging next to the commode was a scaled-to-size paper towel roll.
Berry Craig: Unions hope the voters elect enough pro-union Democrats to significantly reduce the anti-labor GOP bulge in both Missouri houses.
Berry Craig: A “yes” vote would have sustained RTW. But the ballot measure lost by a whopping 67.5 to 32.5 percent. Ninety-nine of Missouri’s 114 counties—89 percent voted “no.”
Berry Craig: Republicans have been largely successful in states like Kentucky by convincing a lot of less-than-well-heeled working people to vote on abortion, guns and other social issues and ignore issues that directly affect their livelihoods.
Berry Craig: Trump a working-class person’s president? Not even when hogs fly and kids stop shooting hoops in Kentucky, where I’ve lived all my 68 years.
Berry Craig: Putin must have the goods on Trump, critics claim—goods so bad that if Putin ratted Trump out, the president would end up impeached for criminal misdeeds or treason or even go to prison.
Berry Craig: If a picture is worth a thousand words, the one showing Mitch McConnell about to shake hands with Neil Gorsuch should hang in every union hall.
Berry Craig: Who can forget the oleaginous cabinet conclave on TV a year ago this month when Trump went around the table giving everybody an opportunity to brag on the emperor’s dazzling duds?
Berry Craig: It’s hardly a secret that Trump has dictator envy. Kim “speaks and his people sit up at attention,” the president said with seeming wistfulness. “I want my people to do the same.”
Berry Craig: The racists, sexists, misogynists, xenophobes, homophobes and Christians of the Jesus-loves-me-but-He-can’t- stand-you persuasion know Trump is their guy.
Berry Craig: Thousands of teachers and other public employees thronged the Capitol in Frankfort to protest GOP efforts to lop billions of dollars off public pension benefits. They were joined by union members and other supporters.
Berry Craig: Trump’s most faithful fans are white, conservative, Bible-Belt Protestant evangelicals (like Moore). In 1920, the GOP pitched Harding to the same sort of “values voters” as a patriotic, law-abiding Buckeye State Baptist and faithful husband.