Governor Matt Bevin (official photo)

Op-Ed: Legislators must address Kentucky’s pension crisis

This is an op-ed by Gov. Matt Bevin on the pensions and the recent special session, presented as information for our readers without editing or comment.

Why are Republicans attacking your schools?

We are seeing an increase in attacks on public schools, and even on the very concept of public education. In fact, it appears that some people, mainly Republicans, want to destroy public education. Why? I believe there are three reasons.

McConnell tweet is over the top, even for him

This latest tweet is completely over the top, even for McConnell. Presented without further comment – because after all, what is there left to say?
Ted Cruz with supporters (by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

10 takeaways from a woman who attended the Houston Trump-Cruz rally

A Daily Kos member attended the Trump-Cruz rally in Houston. Here are her top 10 impressions and takeaways from that event.

Kentucky is now Mississippi’s Mississippi

For decades, Kentucky’s unofficial motto has been “Thank God for Alabama and Mississippi!” Even when Kentucky was in the basement—ranked 48th in its public schools—we had the sweet solace that at least Alabama and Mississippi were below us. But now, it appears that Kentucky needs a new motto.
Shouldice Hospital in Canada, specializing in hernia repair (photo from World's Best Hospitals)

Rand Paul gets his hernia surgery in … Canada?!?

Senator Rand Paul, who has attacked single-payer health care as "slavery," is having his hernia surgery at a Canadian hospital.

The Republican treachery on the pension bill

Tonight, in the halls of democracy, Kentucky Republicans took democracy and drowned it in a bathtub of sewage. And note I didn't say "Republican leadership" as I usually do. Every Republican in Frankfort deserves to have this pension bill travesty, this treachery, laid at their feet.

Bevin Channeling Julius Caesar on Pensions

I don’t know if Matt Bevin studied Roman history. But it looks like he is using Julius Caesar’s famous strategy with his public pension-gutting bill.

In Response to the Anti-Pension Letter

(I read the attached pension letter, and had to write something in response.) Here you go, folks – the people who want to take away your pensions and throw you into the fun world of riding the stock market for your old age.
Ky Constitution

Does Washington state’s ruling on charter schools apply to Kentucky?

Washington state ruled charter schools unconstitutional. Kentucky's Constitution has the same wording as Washington state's – do we have a case?
The Dog Whistler

Jamie Comer brings his dog whistle to Fancy Farm

First District Congressman James Comer brought his dog whistle to Fancy Farm, and the Republican white folks heard it loud and clear.
Money on table

The scholarship tax credit is a scam for the wealthy

When you hear the debate about the scholarship tax credit, ignore the flowery language about choice and the poor, and remember just one word: scam.

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