Berry Craig: Evidently unafraid of the dreaded NRA “F,” two of the candidates tossed the survey in the trash, three replied with rebukes, and the other one can’t decide whether to deep six the survey or to pen a reproof.
Berry Craig: The ballot question would read: “Are you in favor of abolishing the Kentucky House of Representatives and the Kentucky Senate and vesting legislative power in ALEC, the Koch Brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce?”
Berry Craig: In an “editor’s note,” McGrath, one of a half-dozen Democrats running in the May 22 Democratic primary, described Barr as a “man who never put on the uniform to defend our country.” Added McGrath, “Party over country is all Barr understands.”
Berry Craig: Nobody is happier to see Belcher return to the General Assembly’s lower chamber than Kentucky’s unions. Organized labor played a big role in her romp.
Berry Craig: A state senator, Thomas knows the political peril of crossing the gun lobby in the Red State Bluegrass State, where most Democrats sound like Republicans on the so-called social issues, including guns.
Berry Craig: The really big story of the tax bill is that it favors capital over labor. It’s heavily skewed to benefit people who get money without working, as opposed to those who labor for a living.”
Berry Craig: Trump is still the Great White Hope among many folks in rural, overwhelmingly white, conservative and Bible Belt parts of the country, including western Kentucky, where I’ve lived all 68 of my years.
Berry Craig: If Trump could lead the U.S. in the same manner Putin leads Russia, without the constraints of the constitution, law and common decency, he would.
Berry Craig: Wallace was Alabama’s 45th governor. Trump is the 45th president. Wallace was a full-bore bigot. So is Trump; he’s the Yankee Wallace.
Berry Craig: Most reporters are choosing not to ask the president or his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, about the returns. Their reticence baffles me.
Berry Craig: The case, which is before the U.S. Supreme Court, could, in effect, force all public employee unions into a “right to work” framework.
Berry Craig: Unions warned that Trump’s strategy with blue collar voters was divide-and-conquer, that he would shaft the whole working class.
Berry Craig: The Senate tax bill is a trifecta for McConnell: It would boost his bank account, ingratiate him with President Trump and overjoy the Koch sibs and the rest of the GOP’s deep-pocket donors.