Berry Craig: In white-folks-MAGA-land, Tlaib had three strikes against her to start with: She’s a woman of color, a Muslim and a liberal Democrat.
Berry Craig: All but ignored in the crowded Democratic pack vying for a crack at Trump is an ex-Army paratrooper with a plank in his platform that says lobbyists should have to wear body cameras.
Berry Craig: By the time Big Bad Bob and his grinchy gang of “17 angry Democrats” get the goods on us, we’ll have flown the friendly skies of Aeroflot to a Black Sea beach
Berry Craig: From late August to early September, 1921, 7,000 to 20,000 UMWA coal miners fought to shove 2,500 to 3,500 anti-union lawmen and volunteers off the mountain.
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.