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Bill Straub: There’s stupid and there’s mega-stupid, so credit legislators for hungry kids going hungrier Subscribers Public

In their haste to override the gov’s emergency declaration, the KYGA inadvertently cost the state $350 million in SNAP benefits. Why? Just because they could.

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The legal landscape on abortion isn't complicated: The Supreme Court intends to eliminate it Subscribers Public

What does the conservative wing of the Supreme Court want the outcome to be? A ban on abortions. What civil rights stand in the way of that ban? Doesn’t matter. They’re gone now.

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They’re coming for you, too Subscribers Public

Now that the Christian Nationalists can taste victory, they really don’t need their useful idiots any longer.

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira
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Kansans say no to a “reproductive police state.” Will Kyians do the same? Subscribers Public

The abortion amendment on this fall’s ballot is basically the same rejected last night in Kansas. Will the results be the same? And is the KY GOP worried?

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
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Booker walks the walk, Rand just talks Subscribers Public

Charles Booker was in eastern Kentucky of the weekend, delivering relief supplies. Where was Rand Paul? Uhm ... not there.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
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The last time Trump has to go to a voter again Subscribers Public

From Steve Bannon: “After then, Trump never has to go to a voter again. He’ll just say ‘You lose. I’m the winner. I’m the king.’”

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira
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I’m not going to Fancy Farm. Here’s why. Subscribers Public

For years and years, I’ve gone to the famous political picnic at Fancy Farm, Kentucky. But not this year. Here’s why.

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
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Tragedies don’t move them Subscribers Public

The tale of a woman who died in Ireland in 2012 led to that country repealing its draconian abortion law. Don’t expect that to happen here, though, because tragedies don’t move rightwing extremists.

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira
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Of course women will be arrested for abortions. Did you think otherwise? Subscribers Public

So, you think women won’t get arrested for abortions? Let’s take a look at where they already are.

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira
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The proposal Subscribers Public

I expected ample flora and fauna photo ops on our road trip to Alaska – and lots of knock-your-socks-off mountain scenery, to boot. I didn’t figure on photographing a marriage proposal.

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
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Rupert Murdoch changes horses Subscribers Public

On July 22, Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch announced that he was changing horses.

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira
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Whose party has the Kentucky GOP _actually_ aligned with? Subscribers Public

SOS Michael Adams was more than happy to proclaim “the birthplace of Lincoln has finally aligned with the party of Lincoln.” But an objective look at the facts puts the lie to Adams’s claim.

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
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Secret Service goes really secret Subscribers Public

The claim by the Secret Service that their January 6th text messages were lost due to a standard phone replacement process stinks like a rotten fish on a hot day.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
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You don’t know whom you don’t know Subscribers Public

Do you know someone who has had an abortion? Yes, you do – even if you don’t know it.

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira
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Think women should have freedom of travel? These KY Repub reps don’t Subscribers Public

Women are traveling to other states to obtain abortions, and some states are considering making that illegal. Our Repub congressmen agree with them.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
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Joe Manchin's refusal to support reconciliation tax hikes is predictable and pathetic Subscribers Public

In response to Manchin’s torpedoing of the Biden reconciliation package, the Patriotic Millionaires released this statement.

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