Early voting is not the answer

Early voting is not the answer

I read with interest recent editorials from various newspapers stating it is too difficult to vote in Kentucky and that the Commonwealth should pass a...

December 17th, 2016 |  


Kentucky’s new GOP ready to drain the swamp

Kentucky’s new GOP ready to drain the swamp

Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, whose Republican caucus will control the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time since 1921, made...

December 17th, 2016 |  


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 |  


We must come together, work across party lines

We must come together, work across party lines

The most divisive set of elections in my lifetime are now over, and Kentucky will not see another regular election until May 2018.My congratulations t...

November 12th, 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 |  


A great day for Kentucky and America

A great day for Kentucky and America

History was made Tuesday in both the Commonwealth and the nation. A political outsider won the Presidency and did so while ignoring conventional polit...

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 |