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A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT – In a lot of ways, the early stages of passing a state budget are a lot like buying …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Why in the World Does Anyone Want to Be President?

As we celebrate Presidents’ Day in the midst of the 2016 campaign for the White House, it is fitting that …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Senate Week in Review

Senate Week in Review

FRANKFORT —The fifth week of the 2016 General Assembly was a time to reflect on the giants that have served …

February 9th, 2016 |  

It’s Not All in Your Head

Your emotions could be making you sick. We often hear about public health crises related to poor diet, lack of …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Drowning the Oil Industry

The Iranian gusher means prices won’t rebound anytime soon. With oil cheaper than bottled water, the average American driver saved …

February 4th, 2016 |  

The Election Moves On

Marco Rubio is no longer a pipsqueak rolling in the mud with Jeb Bush. Before the Iowa caucuses were mercifully …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Senate Week in Review

Senate Week in Review

FRANKFORT — On Tuesday (Jan. 26), Governor Bevin proposed his 24-month spending strategy. On the surface, his budget looks reasonable …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Your Fear of Terrorism Could Get You Killed

Americans overestimate the risk of attacks by a factor of 1.7 million. One in 3.5 million: That’s the risk you’ll …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT – While no legislative session is alike, those in even-numbered years do have one major theme in common: That’s …

February 1st, 2016 |  

I’m Skipping the Oscars

The Academy Awards are too male and too pale. For two years in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Somebody Will Win

Who prevails in the Iowa caucuses won’t matter much, except in the fevered imaginations of the political reporters covering the …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Turning Our Backs

A growing number of states are booting poor people from assistance programs. With the winter winds of January came a …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Senate Week in Review

Senate Week in Review

FRANKFORT — The major task of the General Assembly this session is to pass a $20 billion financial plan to …

January 26th, 2016 |  

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT – Last week, the General Assembly saw a much shorter schedule because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Sanders Proves the Pundits Wrong

Bernie’s now beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa and New Hampshire polls. The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political …

January 26th, 2016 |  

You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught

Teachers can help end discrimination. We all remember the teachers who most influenced us. Life lessons learned in the classroom …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Let’s Put Prison Sentences on Probation

Judges share the blame for America’s burgeoning incarcerated population. You may have heard there’s a growing political movement against mass …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Digging Up a Mountain of Debt

As coal companies go broke, they’re leaving taxpayers holding the bag. For the first time in more than 30 years, …

January 21st, 2016 |  

A Healthy Way to Build Communities

Local gardens bring people together who might never become acquainted. Mark Winne, an author and anti-hunger activist, often says that …

January 21st, 2016 |  

This Week at the State Capitol

FRANKFORT – Legislative committee rooms lack the grandeur of the historic Senate and House chambers. But those modest rooms often …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Senate Week in Review

Senate Week in Review

FRANKFORT — During the second week of the 2016 General Assembly, state legislators settled into the familiar rhythm for a …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton

In what is being embraced by Hillary Clinton as the highest praise, Planned Parenthood, America’s longtime leading provider of abortion, …

January 19th, 2016 |  

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