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Gov. Bevin’s Accusations: Some Thoughts

Today, Governor Bevin held a press conference where he read a statement alleging significant wrong-doing by the previous administration. (Protip for the Gov: it’s...

Jim Gray: “Jobs, jobs, jobs”

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Jim Gray, the mayor of Lexington, who is running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, to...

Ron Leach: Dedicated, Detailed, Determined

With Jim Gray getting the DSCC endorsement, it would be easy for Ron Leach to be discouraged. When I caught up with him a few weeks ago, though, he was just as determined and detailed as always. He wants to take his life of service in the military and healthcare and start serving all Kentuckians, and he's serious about doing it. He's also serious about challenging Jim Gray for the nomination. Here is some of what he had to say.

A Good Word on Trump from Dave Newton

Dave Newton is a Kentuckian who has been doing activism and political work for years. He posted something on Facebook about what we are seeing...

Sellus Wilder: Proud to Be Progressive

I got a chance to catch up with Sellus Wilder, one of seven candidates in the Democratic US Senate primary. I found him to be...

Bevin’s College Budget: Playing Favorites

In part one of this two-part series, we looked at Governor Bevin's college budget and its effect on Kentucky State University, an historically-black college...

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.

Dear Louisville Democratic Party: Get Serious

[Louisville] It's a Presidential election year, which means new leaders for the Louisville Democratic Party. ProgLou has one message for those leaders: Get Serious.

SB4: Senate Calls Women Stupid, House Agrees

Last week, the Kentucky Senate told all the women in our state that they are too stupid to make decisions on their own, and...

JCPS Schools: An Open Letter to Governor Bevin

(This open letter from December 2015 was cross-posted with permission of the author.) Dear Governor Bevin, Today you met with church pastors in the West End...

My Answers to Ron Crimm’s General Assembly Survey

Rep. Crimm sent me a survey about the upcoming General Assembly. Here is the survey, along with my answers and notes. What would you have said?

Gun Violence: We Need Better Gun Laws, But That’s Not All

The United States has a problem with gun violence, and we need to deal with it. But how? The answer is plain, and two-fold: We need better gun laws ... AND, we need to deal with the rest of the problem as well. What is that "rest of the problem"? Read on.
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