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Ivonne Rovira

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira, a teacher and an activist, is the research director for the statewide organization Save Our Schools Kentucky. Ivonne previously worked for The Miami Herald, the now defunct (and greatly lamented) Miami News, and The Associated Press. All three of her children are proud products of Jefferson County Public Schools.
Mike Pence meeting with pro-life leaders (photo from Office of the Vice President [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Pro-life? Or just anti-woman?

The "pro-lifers" are okay w/ depriving kids of medical care or food. But the truth is, their interest in fetal life depends on who’s making the decision.
The Trump Taj Ma Wall (as imagined by DonkeyHotey [CC-BA-2.0])

A simple solution to the “border wall” impasse

While Donald Trump and Congress are engaged in a tug-of-war over his "border wall," Ivonne Rovira has a way to end the crisis AND keep the MAGA crowd happy.
(cartoon by Pat Begley via PoliticalCartoons.com)

The Repubs have never listened to the West End before

Repubs say that the West End of Louisville is "clamoring" for charter schools. But the Repubs never listened to the West End before – why now?
To-Do graphic (by Petri Jokinen [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Another item for the Dem To-Do List

If Dems take the U.S. House, they've got a long list of to-dos to tackle. With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, they've got another item to add.
The Supreme Court building (by Mr. Kjetil Ree; CC BY-SA 3.0 via

What’s really at stake in the Kavanaugh hearings?

What do Republican senators really think is at stake in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings? Ivonne Rovira thinks there's a root issue, and it isn't SCOTUS.
Lindsey Graham (caricature by Donkey Hotey)

‘Lawyer to Porn Stars’ has more credibility than the President

Senator Lindsey Graham blasted Avenatti on Wednseday, saying things couldn't get any worse. I agree with you, but for a different reason. Guess what it is?
Lisa Wilner and team (photo courtesy of Lisa Wilner)

Lisa Willner: a mental health pro worried about the health of...

Lisa Willner has worked in mental health for years, & served on the school board. Now she wants to improve the health of both Frankfort and our schools.

What’s the first thing that teachers want? R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Better pay, keep our pensions, fund our classrooms – Check. But the first thing that teachers want is very simple: respect.
JCPS Takeover

What’s really behind the state takeover of JCPS?

If you haven't followed this closely, or think it's only about performance, then there/s more to understand. And, it could spread to the rest of the state.

First-time candidates at their first Fancy Farm

There are a LOT of first-time candidates this fall, and some of them made their first trek to Fancy Farm. Ivonne Rovira asked two for their impressions.
Ky Constitution

Does Washington state’s ruling on charter schools apply to Kentucky?

Washington state ruled charter schools unconstitutional. Kentucky's Constitution has the same wording as Washington state's – do we have a case?
Trump Kim Video

The Trump-Kim Video: An alternate explanation

Most say that Kim gained the most at the summit. But maybe the Trump-Kim video gives us a hint at what Trump walked away with – and it's not what you think.

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