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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs (BruceMaples.com and brucewriter.com). He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.

Covington Catholic: Expulsion is the wrong answer

I want to expand on a short Twitter thread I put up last night, about Covington Catholic expelling the students in the viral videos.
Screen capture from Twitter video

Shameful behavior by Kentucky students – and their adults

You've seen the videos of the KY students taunting the Native American elder. That's shameful enough – but where are the adults?

Ballot seizure – blatant, unethical, and possibly illegal

Response to the Glenn ballot seizure by our publisher, Bruce Maples: "... some of the most blatant, power-driven, and unethical acts I've ever seen."

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Gov. Bevin calls special election for March 5th for 31st Senate...

Gov. Bevin has issued a writ of election for the 31st Senate District Seat, vacated by Sen. Ray Jones upon his election as Pike County Judge Executive.
Rep. Attica Scott, the keynote speaker at the Oldham County Democrats dinner. (photo by Drew McMurtrie)

We needed Attica Scott in the race

Attica Scott is not running for governor in 2019, and I am disappointed. Here is why.

Welcome new members!

We've had some new member signups over the past two weeks, so first of all, Welcome to our newest Forward Kentucky members!
Richard Nixon during the David Frost interviews (screenshot of YouTube video)

A Nixonian decision in Frankfort

"If the President does it, that means it's legal." A famous quote by Richard Nixon, that now seems to apply to a ruling in Frankfort.

Special session ends with no pension bill

After hours of caucus meetings, the Republican leaders of the KY legislature moved late Tuesday night to end the special session without a pension bill.
Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive (photo by Shinerunner [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

The R stands for Railroading

The Republican majority in Frankfort is railroading a bill through the legislature, an example of back-room deals and strong-arm tactics.

Is a special session coming?

Lots of chatter about a possible special session to re-pass the pension bill. It's all rumor at this point, but here's what I've heard.

Thayer’s troubling comments

Damon Thayer says he wants to look at "judicial reform," after losing in the SCOKY. Here's the worry: what he really wants is "judicial CONTROL."

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