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What Republicans don’t want to accept about Obamacare

Across the country, Republicans have been facing crowds demanding to know how they will protect the 20 million Americans who gained health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and will lose it if the act is repealed. And after all that inveighing against the evils of Obamacare, it turns out that they’ve got nothing.

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Maybe Trump isn’t a strongman at all

By this point in his presidency, George W. Bush had announced the outline of a tax plan that, with modifications, he would sign into law a few months later. Barack Obama had signed the stimulus, a bill to expand the children’s health-care program, and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

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The right can’t defend Trump’s behavior

By now you may have noticed the difficulty many conservatives have defending everything President Donald Trump does and says. I’m not just referring to the big policy moves, most of which conservatives can support fairly easily (so far). I mean the whole whiplash-inducing spectacle: the unfiltered, impulsive tweeting, bizarre interview non sequiturs, glib insults and distractions.

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Trump must connect, not exploit, the global dots

Every day, the president’s behavior becomes more worrying. One day he demeans a federal judge who challenges him; the next day, without evidence, he accuses the media of hiding illegal voting or acts of terrorism. His lack of respect for institutions and truth pours out so fast, you start to forget how crazy this behavior is for any adult, let alone a president, and just how ugly things will get when we have a real crisis. And crises are baked into this story because of the incoherence of President Donald Trump’s worldview.

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The liberal holy war against Betsy DeVos

In these distinctly abnormal times for the republic, with Donald Trump in the White House and a group of unprepared revolutionaries around him, one must be grateful for small doses of normalcy and politics as usual. Thank heavens, then, for Senate Democrats, who just gave us the most predictable of spectacles: a liberal holy war against Betsy DeVos, just confirmed as the new secretary of education by Mike Pence’s tiebreaking vote.

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Inside the art-filled UK Gatton College of Business

The new University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics on the UK campus features multiple pieces of art. All of the art work in the building was purchased through an endowment established using donations from private donors.
Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
Inside the art-filled UK Gatton College of Business 1:14

Inside the art-filled UK Gatton College of Business

UK DanceBlue takes on 12th annual 24-hour standing challenge 2:01

UK DanceBlue takes on 12th annual 24-hour standing challenge

Malik Monk says Bam Adebayo doesn't like to run 1:08

Malik Monk says Bam Adebayo doesn't like to run

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Dominique Hawkins: Everybody picked it up a notch