Ken Wolf

Ken Wolf spent 40 years teaching European and World History, punctuated by several administrative chores, at Murray State University, retiring in 2008. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

What could happen if Republicans win? Subscribers Public

What kind of government might we have if the Republicans win control of both Houses of Congress this Fall, and then win the Presidency in 2024?

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Time to “Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time” Subscribers Public

The committee investigating the Trump coup attempt is laying out how it happened. David Brooks says they should instead explore WHY it happened. Ken Wolf says, why not both?

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Ken Wolf
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How to step back from an “irrepressible conflict” Subscribers Public

A speaker before the Civil War said the nation was moving toward an “irrepressible conflict.” It seems to be happening again – but Ken Wolf calls for a different approach.

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Ken Wolf
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Mass shootings: From anger to action? Subscribers Public

If Peggy Noonan and Dana Milbank can agree that we must act, can our elected leaders as well?

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Ken Wolf
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Our culture of violence leads to mass shootings Subscribers Public

It is time to face the stubborn facts that show we live in a culture of violence largely created by the far-right wing, and supported by Republican Party leaders.

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Ken Wolf
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Living the dream ... or living IN a dream Subscribers Public

Both Democrats and Republicans are living in a dream world of their own making. It is time to wake up, before it is too late.

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Ken Wolf
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Democrats can’t be sissies Subscribers Public

Being a Democrat in Kentucky takes courage; it requires us to live our values; and it means calling out the crazy from some on the right. You can’t be a sissie and be a Dem in Kentucky.

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Ken Wolf
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Clouds and Silver Linings Subscribers Public

We have had much ill wind and cloudy days recently, in both our weather and in our politics. Can we see some silver linings in our political clouds?

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Ken Wolf
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What money can’t buy Subscribers Public

We’re applying market values and principles to spheres of our lives where they don’t belong. Ken Wolf points out what happens when we put money first.

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Ken Wolf
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Will we “shift and shaft”—just like Kansas did? Subscribers Public

We are about to see a financial disaster in Kentucky. Why can’t our Repub legislators learn from the failed “Kansas Tax Experiment”?

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Ken Wolf
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Is there a Democratic “Silent Majority”? Subscribers Public

Yes, the MAGA folks do make much noise, and get consistent press attention – but Jennifer Rubin thinks there is a new “silent majority” that Democrats can reach.

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Ken Wolf
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Public schools – the new political battleground Subscribers Public

The schools are rapidly becoming the most important battlefield on which our “original sin” of racism is being displayed. What some have forgotten, though, is that indoctrination is not education.

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Ken Wolf
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Today’s censorship – darker, and headed for our schools Subscribers Public

Censorship is not new. But a new censorship movement is hitting our schools – including right here in Kentucky.

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Ken Wolf
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Is “Save the Children” now a political issue? Subscribers Public

As the General Assembly considers the budget, we need to ask the question: Will we make “saving the children” a political issue in the budget?

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Ken Wolf
Analysis

Dear Biden and the Dems: Please keep the main thing the main thing Subscribers Public

Stephen Covey said it was important to “keep the main thing, the main thing.” It’s time for Biden and the Dems to focus on the REAL main thing.

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Ken Wolf
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Seize the moment! Subscribers Public

December 11 was both a bad and good day for all of us in Western Kentucky. The bad part was the tornados that sowed destruction. The good part was the widespread and very genuine response from both sides of our emotionally divided nation. Can we seize this moment?

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