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.
Berry Craig: The legislation is more proof, as if proof were needed, that the likes of the Koch siblings ultimately get what they pay for.
Berry Craig: Republicans like Moore who have turned the party of Lincoln and Liberty into the party of Confederate revanchists, social Darwinists, white nationalists and reactionary evangelical Christians
Organizing Immigrant Farmworkers
Berry Craig: It looks like hogs will fly and another Jones from north of the border—Butch—will coach the Crimson Tide before most Alabama Republican whites will vote for a Democrat.
Berry Craig: Conservative politicians beyond the old Confederacy embraced “right to work” because the laws “divide everybody at the work site. ‘Right to work’ was an ingenious concept to break down union solidarity.”
Berry Craig: The notion that the Democrats have become a party dominated by smug, big city, college-educated, well-heeled liberals is “very real,” according to Krystal Ball.
Berry Craig: Christians are supposed to be happy folk. So a local Democratic activist did a double-take when she read Point 5–“How to Be Miserable.”
bout 20 union members and union allies converged on a rural Garrard County, Kentucky, tobacco farm to back seven striking Mexican migrant workers. Few of the visitors could speak Spanish. None of the strikers speak English. “Though communication had to take place through interpreters, the meaning of solidarity came through loud and clear,” said Stephen […]
Berry Craig: Social Darwinists demonized unions. Trump prefers “right to work” states. Paul introduced a national “right to work” bill, though it’s evidently going nowhere.
Berry Craig: Today, “Luddite” is a slam for somebody like me who dares suggest that “technology” is not necessarily synonymous with “progress.”
and Paul is all in for “right to work,” but he knows his national Right To Work bill is going nowhere. Kentucky’s tea party-tilting junior senator never figured it would. He knows hogs will fly before the legislation winds up on the desk of President Trump, a fellow RTW fan. Paul is clued in to […]
Berry Craig: Is Donald Trump a con artist who panders to prejudice to win white votes? Or is he a genuine bigot who means what he says?