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.
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
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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.”