Berry Craig: The souls of these conservative Christians of the Jesus-loves-Republicans-but-Democrats-are-going-to-Hell persuasion seem to be untroubled that the president is a double-divorcee (the only one ever) with a penchant for prevaricating.
Berry Craig: Trump is a non-stop panderer to racism, sexism, misogyny, religious bigotry and xenophobia. As the election nears, he is firing up the white faithful by fanning their fear of “the other.”
Berry Craig: There’s only one party that is making xenophobia and bigotry really the core argument going down the stretch.
Berry Craig: Republicans, for the umpteenth time, are fishing for union votes with the social issues bait. They’ve been at for almost 40 years.
Berry Craig: McConnell hit gutter-bottom when he linked the protestors—and by extension the Democrats—to the unhinged gunman who shot and wounded—one seriously—some Republican lawmakers practicing for a baseball game last year.
Berry Craig: With Boof on the bench, the Republicans have a solid 5-4 Supreme Court majority, probably for decades. McConnell is counting on the quintet to overturn Democratic bills that threaten the GOP’s greed-is-good agenda.
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.