Control What You Can Control and Enjoy the Benefits

I expect that I confuse a lot of people at the gym where I work out. I have been asked …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Turning Our Backs

With the winter winds of January came a flurry of reports that several states were moving to cut thousands of …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Legislative update

Legislative update

Floor votes, committee hearings, and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from …

January 26th, 2016 updated: 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 |  

Job creation strategies

Dear Editor, Establishing strategies that create jobs and raise wage rates is the primary mission of economic development. And one …

January 26th, 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 |  

James R. Huffman may be innocent

Dear Editor: There was recently a segment on WYMT-TV showing the alleged murder of Michael Hogg in Whitesburg, Kentucky on …

January 12th, 2016 |  

In Dark Times, Poetry Can Enlighten Us

Following the Paris terrorist attacks, the colors of the French flag appeared on American computer screens, in the icons of …

December 22nd, 2015 |  

Trumpism and Elitism

n “The Myth of Sisyphus,” Albert Camus’s exploration of the role of suicide in the modern world, the philosopher of …

December 15th, 2015 |  

Have Yourself Some Anti-Refugee Hysteria

As holiday shoppers empty their wallets to buy presents for family and friends, there’s been an outbreak of miserliness among …

December 15th, 2015 |  

Stop Shopping, Start Living

Imagine if retailers held a nationwide super-spectacular sales day — and no one came. I don’t mean customers. Picture sales …

December 1st, 2015 |  

Tears for Gosnell’s House of Horrors

I recently saw the documentary “3801 Lancaster: An American Tragedy.” I went home and cried. I don’t mean tears of …

November 24th, 2015 |  

Presidents and Thanksgiving

Responding to a request from Congress, President George Washington issued our nation’s first Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789. Only in the …

November 24th, 2015 updated: November 24th, 2015. |  

Bombs Won’t Cut It

When Paris suffered attacks that killed 17 last January — at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket …

November 24th, 2015 |  

Why Missouri, Yale, and Rubio are Wrong About College

The recent campus absurdities at Missouri and Yale have justifiably been met with derision by critics and real concern by …

November 17th, 2015 |  

Paul Ryan vs. the People

Paul Ryan paints himself as a champion of “the people” over “Washington.” But the “people” the new House speaker defends …

November 17th, 2015 |  

Honoring Kentucky’s Veterans

One hundred years ago, “the war to end all wars” ravaged Europe. What we now call World War I ended …

November 10th, 2015 |  

Not Losing is a Loser’s Game

“ Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but above all thou shalt not be …

November 10th, 2015 |  

Please Don’t Shoot the Moderators

We were treated to a classic man-bites-dog moment at the latest Republican presidential debate. There the moderators were, CNBC’s finest, …

November 10th, 2015 |  

Feeling Good About America on a Chilly Autumn Evening

Don’t you love it when something heartwarming happens to you unexpectedly? That happened to me on October 1. My friend …

November 3rd, 2015 |  

The New American Verb: To Concuss

Of course, it’s not a new verb; it’s in older dictionaries. I have been hearing it much more frequently, however, …

November 3rd, 2015 |  


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