LRC: Wrong place for GOP power grab

The LRC, which serves as the legislature’s nonpartisan staff, is too important to become a political spoil or victim of a partisan power grab.

THIS is why we are progressive Democrats.

Watch this video. It explains clearly what Democrats stand for, and WHO they stand for. It is both accurate and inspiring, and worth watching AND sharing.

Read Jeff Flake’s Floor Speech

Senator Jeff Flake used this important speech to announce his retirement and to call out both the President & his own party for failing to stand up to him.

Betsy DeVos Is Determined – and Getting Better at It

I watched Betsy DeVos testify last week before a Senate subcommittee. She's getting better – and we have to get better as well.

Advice to governor candidates: WAIT

Dear all erstwhile governor candidates, and anyone thinking of running for any state-wide office in 2019: Please wait to announce until November 7, 2018.
Shelby County Courthouse (photo by I.W. Marsh [CC-BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

What Shelby County remembered this November and what it largely overlooked

If you're one of the voters that helped keep Shelby County red in the recent elections, Will Barnett has some questions for you about fiscal responsibility.

KY Republican Leadership Got This One Right

Not a headline you expect to see on a progressive site – but in this case, it's accurate. Good on you, KY Republican leadership.
Mitch McConnell speaking at CPAC 2012 (photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

The gravedigger of American democracy

Paul von Hindenburg enabled the rise of Hitler, and in so doing destroyed German democracy. Is Mitch McConnell doing the same to American democracy?
The Supreme Court building (by Mr. Kjetil Ree; CC BY-SA 3.0 via

Senator Rand Paul – we will remember your vote on Kavanaugh

Senator Paul, this is a legacy-defining vote for you. If you vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, I can guarantee – we will remember.
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.

Bevin’s College Budget: Racism, Equity, and Other Questions

Is Governor Bevin's college budget racist? In this first of two parts, we look at the numbers and ponder what Governor Bevin is doing to KSU.

Guns: A Change in Perspective

A few years ago, I found the body of my abusive ex-boyfriend outside my apartment, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot. That day changed my life and my heart.

Did you know we have FOUR special newsletters you can get?
And they’re all FREE to everyone!

Click here to learn more!

Sign up for ForwardKY newsletters!

— Special Newsletters —