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Quit whining about Kentucky’s newest COVID-19 restrictions. Get on board.

On Wednesday, we had 359 Kentuckians in the intensive care unit and 176 people on ventilators. And now, you’re going to whine about these new measures Gov. Beshear announced because whining is what you do best?

Many Kentuckians face hunger and hardship this thanksgiving. They need relief.

For Kentuckians, time is running out, and for Congress, it’s time to do something worthy of the spirit of Thanksgiving – provide help where it’s needed most.

11/18 update — Beshear stops in-person schooling, indoor food service; legislative leaders object

As coronavirus cases surge across Kentucky and the number of counties in the most dangerous level continue to increase, Gov. Andy Beshear issued new restrictions on Wednesday. “Action is unpopular, but inaction is deadly,” Beshear said at his daily briefing.
White House Coronavirus Task Force maps

White House report puts Ky. in most dangerous zones for cases and infection rates, lauds Beshear’s actions but asks for more

Kentucky is now in the worst danger zone for both its coronavirus case numbers and the share of Kentuckians who have tested positive for the virus in the past seven days, according to this week's White House Coronavirus Task Force report.

Reactions to new Beshear coronavirus guidelines

As you would expect, there were varying reactions to Governor Beshear's announcement on Wednesday of stricter activity guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Here is a sample of those reactions.

Dramatic night in Michigan: state won by Biden looks like it could suddenly flip to Trump

Even though Election Day is over, the election isn't really over until the vote counts are certified at the local and state level. And last night, that simple procedure suddenly took on amazing significance in Michigan.

We’re all in a liminal space – so what do we do with it?

My wife introduced me some time ago to a great word: "liminal." It means "occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold." In terms of the election, our nation, and perhaps even the world, we are definitely in a liminal space.

11/17 update — Tuesday is deadliest day for confirmed covid-19 deaths, with 33

Gov. Beshear said he will impose new pandemic restrictions Wednesday. Meanwhile, cases are running so high that health departments are asking those who have tested positive for it to do their own contact tracing.
Picture of female members of 116th Congress standing in front of the Capitol

A record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress, including at least 51 women of color

In 2018, the nation elected 127 women – and 48 women of color – to the House and Senate. Next Jan. 3, at least 141 women, including 51 women of color, will be sworn in, with eight races involving women yet to be called.

What happens to our democracy when a minority rules?

A political system that allows minority [party] rule to control the most powerful offices is not legitimate for long. Without majority rule, there can be no democracy.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by the GOP leadership, speaks to reporters just after meeting with Attorney General William Barr to discuss expiring provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and other government intelligence laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The remaining shreds of the COVID-19 safety net are dissolving, and McConnell refuses to act

With just two weeks’ worth of legislative working days left, the stakes couldn’t be higher right now, and many of the CARES Act provisions expire completely at the end of the year. McConnell doesn't care.
Dept. for Public Health graph, relabeled by Ky. Health News

11/16 update — Beshear says Ky. has “exponential growth” of virus cases, so he may impose new statewide restrictions on Wednesday

Gov. Beshear warned that Kentucky is having "exponential growth" in coronavirus cases, and said if the trend doesn't change by Wednesday, he may impose further restrictions to slow the spread.
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