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Matt Bevin

  1. politics
    Matt Bevin Is Still Wreaking Havoc on His Way Out the DoorThe soon-to-be ex-governor of Kentucky just pardoned a man who allegedly beheaded a woman.
  2. voter fraud
    Bevin Blames His Defeat on ‘Vote Harvesting’ Among Students and Black PeopleLike a lot of Republicans, Bevin considers anything that helps poor people vote illegal or unethical.
  3. elections of 2019
    Bevin Concedes After Republicans Decline to Help Him Steal the ElectionThis could be a useful precedent for Republicans whose president has given reason to fear he might not accept 2020 defeat.
  4. politics
    Matt Bevin Was Unpopular Because of His PoliciesMatt Bevin was a uniquely unpopular governor. It’s important to understand why.
  5. elections of 2019
    Matt Bevin’s Loss in Kentucky Was About Matt BevinKentucky rejected its conservative governor, but Democrats excited about 2020 implications should note the GOP won every other statewide office.
  6. elections of 2019
    Beshear Beats Trump-Loving Bevin in KentuckyPartisanship couldn’t pull an unpopular incumbent across the line in the governor’s race.
  7. elections of 2019
    Democrats Win in Kentucky and Virginia, and More Results From the 2019 ElectionDems won the governor’s race in Kentucky and a trifecta in Virginia, while the Mississippi GOP cemented its power and NYC passed ranked-choice voting.
  8. elections of 2019
    Off-Year Election Preview: Is It All About Partisanship?Unpopular Republicans struggle to win governorships in red Kentucky and Mississippi, while partisan tides help Democrats in Virginia.
  9. 2019 elections
    Democrat Beshear to Take On ‘Least Popular Governor’ in Red KentuckyMatt Bevin has richly earned his unpopularity, especially among those who value public education. Sheer partisanship is his top asset.
  10. governors
    The Most Popular Governors in America Are Republicans in Blue StatesSome states are so strongly Democratic that Republicans let their governors do and say heretical things to stay in office.
  11. health care
    Federal Judge Rejects Trump Attempt to Attach Work Requirements to MedicaidA D.C. judge rules that the purpose of Medicaid is health coverage, not conservative social engineering.
  12. 2019 elections
    A First Look at the 2019 ElectionsThe Democrats have a shot at the governorships in three southern states. Seven state legislative chambers and many local offices will be up for grabs.
  13. kentucky
    Kentucky Governor Calls Special Session to Go After Teacher Pensions AgainThe state Supreme Court shot down cuts to public employee pensions, so Matt Bevin is pursuing his unpopular “reforms” in the worst possible way.
  14. Washington May Love Mitch McConnell, But His Constituents Don’tYes, the Senate Majority Leader is wily and resourceful. But his Achilles’ heel is that he cannot take reelection in Kentucky for granted.
  15. teachers strike
    Teachers Go on Strike in Two More Red StatesEducators are walking off the job in Kentucky and (again) in Oklahoma as their conflicts with GOP state lawmakers intensify.
  16. Kentucky Teachers Fighting Pension CutsKentucky Republicans are trying to cut teacher pension benefits to fund what’s left. Teachers are fighting this change, and at the moment, winning.
  17. 15 Governors — Republicans All — Offer Cheers for Graham-CassidyCountering an earlier bipartisan governors’ letter opposing Graham-Cassidy, 15 GOP governors put on the party yoke.
  18. Kentucky Anti-Union Drive a Harbinger of What We Will See in WashingtonIt’s not getting a lot of attention, but an anti-union drive, reflecting a radicalization of the GOP, is likely in Washington, as shown in the states.
  19. reproductive wrongs
    ACLU Sues Kentucky After Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Two Abortion Bills [Updated]ACLU is challenging Kentucky after the governor signed into law a measure that would also require abortion providers give a patient an ultrasound.
  20. reproductive wrongs
    This Is the Most Ironic Thing an Anti-Choice Lawmaker Has Ever SaidMatt Bevin will probably be proofreading his tweets more carefully.