Provide multiple paths for charter-school creations

Provide multiple paths for charter-school creations

School-choice opponents in my Twitter domain are having 140-character conniption fits over President-elect Donald Trump’s stellar decision to ch...

December 10th, 2016 |  


Tobacco-tax advocates suffer from policy schizophrenia

Tobacco-tax advocates suffer from policy schizophrenia

Paducah Sun executive editor Steve Wilson’s recent missive in favor of raising Kentucky’s cigarette tax by a Cuban cigar-sized 40 percent ...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Joy to Kentucky counties! The courts rightly rule

Joy to Kentucky counties! The courts rightly rule

Christmas arrived early in the Bluegrass State this year as courts in different legal spheres rendered welcomed decisions.First, the Kentucky Supreme ...

November 26th, 2016 |  


Electoral College: Games won, not runs scored

Electoral College: Games won, not runs scored

Buttercups and snowflakes on college campuses came out to weep, gnash teeth purpled by sour grapes, shove others around and throw bottles because the ...

November 19th, 2016 |  


Now is not the time for timidity

Now is not the time for timidity

Hardworking Americans labeled “deplorables” by Hillary Clinton, Donald J. Trump’s corrupt and elitist opponent, stormed the Establis...

November 12th, 2016 |  


Open government always in vogue

Open government always in vogue

My retired neighbor—a registered Democrat who dons his own unique version of political agnosticism—reminds me daily how eager he is for th...

November 5th, 2016 |  


Read the side of Obamacare’s box

Read the side of Obamacare’s box

Like food makers claiming “fat free” on the front of the box only to have a close reading of the ingredients on the side of that same box ...

October 29th, 2016 |  


Change the culture of secrecy: Pledge transparency

Change the culture of secrecy: Pledge transparency

A recent S&P Global Ratings survey declares that the commonwealth where Lincoln was born now has the nation’s worst pension crisis, a distin...

October 22nd, 2016 |  


Double election whammy

Double election whammy

Two policies impacted by state ballot initiatives and the presidential election itself that could also directly affect Kentuckians involve tobacco and...

October 15th, 2016 |  


Don’t be conned by the fool’s gold of cigarette tax hikes

Don’t be conned by the fool’s gold of cigarette tax hikes

The new wrinkle in anti-smoking crusaders’ annual demand to raise Kentucky’s cigarette tax is that hiking taxes to fund the Medicaid expan...

October 8th, 2016 |