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Bruce Maples

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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.

Kentucky Has 23 Hate Groups

Hate groups are not just "somewhere else" but also among us here in Kentucky. Here is the list of 23 hate groups as named by the SPLC in their "hate map."

Separating “The Work” from the Publisher

Forward Kentucky is maturing, and one sign of that is separating "The Work" from the publisher. Read on to learn what I mean.

Handy List of #TrumpRussia Retorts for Trump Defenders

A slight rewrite of the classic Art Buchwald column of suggested responses for Nixon backers during Watergate, recast for these times of Trump and Russia.

Why the Medicaid Waiver Plan Is A Bad Idea

Here is my email to the KyHealth@KY.gov comment line, outlining why the Medicaid waiver is such a bad idea. I also listed alternatives they could consider.

Today Is Net Neutrality Day – Do YOU Get Why It...

Wednesday, July 12, is "Save Net Neutrality" Day across the internet. Do YOU understand why that is important? If not, here's Katie Couric to tell you.

Twitter Thread: Yarmuth Hosts Healthcare Town Hall

We live-tweeted the Yarmuth Town Hall on Healthcare yesterday, so rather than write up a whole new story, we're just going to share the...

Trumpcare Bait-and-Switch from Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes of MSNBC put up a short but important thread today about the ACA (Obamacare) vs the AHCA (Trumpcare). Here it is, collated into bullets:

Trumpcare Mothership: Start Here

In order to cover the Trumpcare bill and its possible effects, we have created this parent article (the Trumpcare Mothership). Start here for our coverage!

Andy Slavitt on Trumpcare via Twitter

Andy Slavitt is a healthcare policy analyst. Today he did two Twitter threads on the Senate Trumpcare bill, which we collated. Read, then make those calls!

Andy Slavitt on Senate Trumpcare, Thread #3

More excellent analysis of the Senate Trumpcare bill from Andy Slavitt, healthcare policy analyst and former healthcare official in the Obama admin.

Trumpcare: Eight Ways to Take Action

If there was ever a time for everyday citizens to rise up and fight back, THIS is that time. Here is a checklist of ways you can take action on Trumpcare.

Senate Trumpcare: Winners and Losers

The Senate Trumpcare bill dropped today. What follows is a quick summary of the losers and winners in the bill, along with why.

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