Optimism in the Commonwealth

Last week, I spoke before the General Assembly and a live KET audience to deliver the State of the Commonwealth Address. If you missed the speech, you...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

Last week President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., as his predecessors have consistently done since 1953. Ca...

February 14th, 2017 |  


It’s 1984 in Trumplandia

Tromp-tromp-tromp — troops are marching to battles. Boom-boom-boom — bombs are blowing up communities. Whoooosh — poisonous gas is b...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Why Cancer Screenings Matter

Why Cancer Screenings Matter

I look at cancer screenings in two important ways.As a health care executive, who has spent much of my career studying the data on quality health outc...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Kentuckians need barrier-free access to quit smoking for good

Kentuckians need barrier-free access to quit smoking for good

In Kentucky, you don’t have to look far to see the negative impacts of smoking. With more than a quarter of Kentuckians regularly lighting up, w...

February 7th, 2017 |  


What I saw outside the abortion clinic

Have you ever gone to an event expecting one thing only to find out that it was something entirely different? That was my day on Friday and I don̵...

February 7th, 2017 |  


20 years ago I ran on real issues, but came off too strong

Dear Editor,Nearly twenty years ago, I dabbled in local politics. Looking back, I ran on some real issues but might have come on a little too strong. ...

February 6th, 2017 |  


Fugate, Smith vote for Right To Work

Dear Brandon Smith and Chris Fugate,To say your recent vote to approve the Right To Work and prevailing wage legislation is disheartening would be an ...

February 6th, 2017 |  


Marches, Planned Parenthood and fair reporting

It’s been a week of marches and protests and major policy shifts, but in the pursuit of a story that seemed the pinnacle of “what’s ...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Kentucky’s Attorney General Has a Duty To Perform

The General Assembly has recently enacted two important bills to protect unborn children: Senate Bill 5, which bans abortions after the 20th week of g...

January 27th, 2017 |