What could happen if Republicans win? Members 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?
Time to “Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time” Members 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?
How to step back from an “irrepressible conflict” Members 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.
Mass shootings: From anger to action? Members Subscribers Public
If Peggy Noonan and Dana Milbank can agree that we must act, can our elected leaders as well?
Our culture of violence leads to mass shootings Members 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.
Living the dream ... or living IN a dream Members 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.
Democrats can’t be sissies Members 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.
Clouds and Silver Linings Members 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?
What money can’t buy Members 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.
Will we “shift and shaft”—just like Kansas did? Members 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”?
Is there a Democratic “Silent Majority”? Members 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.
Public schools – the new political battleground Members 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.
Today’s censorship – darker, and headed for our schools Members Subscribers Public
Censorship is not new. But a new censorship movement is hitting our schools – including right here in Kentucky.
Is “Save the Children” now a political issue? Members 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?
Dear Biden and the Dems: Please keep the main thing the main thing Members 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.
Seize the moment! Members 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?