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Bruce Maples

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.

Reflections on the Dan Johnson story

Once I got over the shock of reading the headline of Dan Johnson's suicide, my overwhelming emotion was sadness.

Jones and McConnell Win in Alabama

Tonight, Alabama elected a Democrat to the Senate for the first time in 25 years. But, there were actually two winners: Doug Jones and Mitch McConnell.

Dear Kentucky Lawmakers – Fix the Gun Laws

Do you see this picture? This is the front of the church where I worship. And those are crosses. Crosses on the lawn of our church.

Repub Tax Bill Hurts Public Schools, Boosts Private

A little-discussed amendment in the Republican tax bill would boost private schools, while another one would significantly hurt public education.

A one-day special session?

Based on a conversation with a lawmaker, here's a question: Could we have a one-day special session?

Hoover sex scandal: Who’s lying? Who’s hiding?

It's obvious that someone is lying in the Hoover sex scandal. My question is, though, WHY? And, who is that lurking in the background?

Why We Need To Raise the Cigarette Tax

What if you could improve health, reduce addictions, and raise money, all at the same time? Sound good? Then we agree: it's time to raise the cigarette tax.

We Should Be Thankful for Donald Trump

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, here's something to add to our list of things to be thankful for: We should be thankful for Donald Trump.

Are Our Elections Secure? Analysis and Recommendations

We conclude our series on election security with our analysis of the question we started with: Are our elections secure? The answer: Yes, but ...

Can the Vote Counting Be Hacked?

We've looked at the security of the voter files, and of the voting. Now it's time to look at vote counting itself. Can the counting be hacked?

Can Your Vote Be Hacked?

In the second article of our "Election Security" series, we look at the critical question: When we vote, are our votes recorded accurately and securely?

Is Your Voter Data Secure?

Is our Kentucky voter registration data secure? Can it be hacked, or manipulated, or stolen? As part of our Election Security series, we take a look.

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