Short updates and commentary from our publisher, Bruce Maples. (Longer pieces are published as regular posts.) If there’s an -End- mark, what you see is all there is. Otherwise, click the title to read the entire post.
Bruce Maples- At this point, it is obvious that President Trump is focused on doing things that favor Russia. As Josh Marshall has said, it doesn't matter WHY this is, whether because of blackmail, or financial gain, or psychological/emotional need. What matters is naming it, containing the damage, and eventually trying to repair the damage.
But, some are asking, what about Rand Paul and Thomas Massie?
Bruce Maples- We added a statewide event calendar to the site at the beginning of the year, hoping that people would find it useful AND that groups would submit their events. Our goal was to provide a central place where people could look for events in their area and get involved. I'm wondering, though, if it's worth keeping.
Bruce Maples- For a while, I wrote posts for the Publisher's Blog (PubBlog) to share both shorter posts that didn't really need to be on the main page, and news about the site. They didn't get much play, so I stopped.
But now I'm starting again. Let me tell you why.
Bruce Maples- I enjoy working with statistics and spreadsheets. So, after all the recent talk of a "blue wave" this fall, I wanted to see just how much of a swing we would need across Kentucky to take back the Kentucky House. In this post, I'll share what I found, as well as the spreadsheet I used, so you can run your own scenarios.