The three Gs that Republicans run on

Republicans win on the Three Gs – plus an L for “Lying”

Republicans in Kentucky have been running on the Three Gs for decades. This year they added another letter – an L for Lying about the Dems.
Mountain rock pile (photo by Rad Dougall [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

Gibraltar crumbles

Kentucky’s “Democratic Gibraltar” has crumbled. Jackson Purchase voters have defeated the region's last two Democratic lawmakers.
Graph of KY House races with Democratic candidates, 2014-2016-2018

By the numbers – how KY Dems actually did on Tuesday

By now you know that pundits are saying that the "blue wave" was more of a ripple in Kentucky. But what do you see when you actually dig into the numbers?
Paper ballot voting in California (by Peter Merholz from Berkeley, CA; CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

2018 Midterms – overview of what happened

The 2018 Midterms are mostly history, except for a few recounts and a lot of hot takes. So, here are the basics of what went down on Tuesday.

Marsy’s Law could have unintended consequences for crime victims

Marsy’s Law, a constitutional amendment on victim rights, is on the ballot. Proponents say it is needed, but others say it may have unintended consequences.

Democrats may have momentum, but retaking Kentucky House a long shot

Kentucky Democrats are energized – but is it enough to take back the Kentucky House? Tom Loftus talks with Tres Watson and Ben Self, and looks at 10 races.
"The Gerry-Mander", the political cartoon that led to the coining of the term Gerrymander. The district depicted in the cartoon was created by the Massachusetts legislature to favor the incumbent Democratic-Republican party candidates of Governor Elbridge Gerry over the Federalists in 1812. (by Elkanah Tisdale (often falsely attributed to Gilbert Stuart) [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

The sleeper issue that could doom Kentucky Democrats

This year, voters seem mostly focused on pensions, taxes, and education. But a sleeper issue could doom the KY Dem party for at least a decade—maybe longer.

Despite transparency law, investment manager contracts for public pensions heavily redacted

In spite of transparency legislation passed in 2017, most investment manager contracts for KY pensions are either heavily redacted or not posted at all.

Kentucky pension crisis: A closer look at what ‘Frontline’ found

Years of underfunding and risky investments created the multi-billion dollar pension crisis in Kentucky, according to a "Frontline" report on KET.

You’ve heard plenty of claims about Amy McGrath and Andy Barr. Here’s the truth.

You've seen and heard the ads. How accurate are they, really? Here’s a check on four statements made by Barr, McGrath, and the groups that support them.
The candidate forum for House districts 54 and 55, where the Republicans failed to show. (photo by Nick Lacy

Republicans on the run

Why are the Republican candidates hiding? Are they afraid to appear in forums with their constituents and debates with their Democratic opponents?
Marijuana plants (by Jennifer Martin [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons

About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization

62% of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase since 2008, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.