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Your weekly update – plus a sorta-new newsletter you can get

The list of stories from this week, plus a word from our sponsor about a sorta-new newsletter

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Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples, publisher

Good evening! Hope your weekend was all that you needed it to be, and at least most of what you wanted it to be. 😊 If you celebrated Father’s Day (not everyone does, because not everyone had fathers they necessarily want to celebrate), I hope it went well, and “a good time was had by all.”
    The national news, of course, is mostly focused on Trump (are we tired of him yet?), and on the state level it’s the War of the Opposing Ads by the two gubernatorial candidates.
    We've got one update about the site itself, which is listed below. Please read and respond if you are interested. And as always, thanks for being a member of Forward Kentucky!



The big update this week is the sort-of return of a story list newsletter. Last week, I asked you to complete a survey (thanks to those who did!), and the results were pretty clear: a newsletter that just listed what was published on the site would be helpful as a way to keep up. And, it doesn't need to be every day; most felt M-W-F would be often enough.

We’ve tried this before, but I think it was either too often or too sporadic. This time, it is just the stories published on the site since the last time it was sent, and that’s it. No extra headlines (those are on News & Notes on the site), and almost never a message from me – just a list of the stories with description and link back, so you can keep up and read just what you want.

So, if you want to get The Reading List newsletter, you have two options:

  • You can log into the site, go to your account, and turn it on under Emails.
  • Or, you can email me directly and ask me to turn it on for you.

For some people, this would be just another email, and I get that. If you are one of those persons, then don’t subscribe to it. 😉 But, if you want to keep up with our work, but don’t really have time to visit the web site every day, this would be a service to take advantage of: you can quickly see the list of stories, then click through to the ones that interest you.

First one goes out tomorrow afternoon (Monday). So, if this interests you, get signed up.

This week’s content

Most-read article

Christian Nationalism ... or Christo-Fascism?
Christian Nationalism is in the news, but what is it, exactly? What is “Christo-fascism”? And why are they both a serious threat to our democracy?

All other content

You know a lot about a guy by the company he keeps
Bill Straub notes that apparently Republicans like the ‘whataboutism’ kind.
Greenberg on who is above the law
Steve Greenberg sees what the Republicans are doing and saying about the Trump indictment.
News & Notes for Friday
Headlines and excerpts from political and governance news across the state. Plus, some selected tweets for your viewing pleasure.
An interview with Emma Curtis
We talk with Emma Curtis, who is running for the House seat left vacant by the death of Lamin Swann. Emma is a well-known activist who is passionate about representing the people in her district. You can also learn about her “day job” as well as her lifelong interest in music.
Former NKY attorney Eric Deters ‘99%’ sure he’s going to run against Thomas Massie
Deters recently lost to Daniel Cameron in the GOP gubernatorial primary, but says he is seriously considering taking on Massie.
Cameron, other pols should shut up about Trump’s case
Misleading, self-serving statements have come from multiple Republican lawmakers. Just recognize them for what they are: opinions and arguments, largely unsupported by facts.
They messed up SB 150
This week Jazmin explains to us new guidance around SB 150, where the Kentucky Department of Education uncovered that legislators used the word “or” when they probably meant to use “and.” In addition, Robert brings a lot of quick hits.
Kentucky Tribes
But not the political kind
News & Notes for Wednesday
Headlines and excerpts from political and governance news across the state. Plus, some selected tweets for your viewing pleasure.
As Kentucky’s largest coal producer mines Bitcoin, its power discounts draw scrutiny
State utility regulator launches investigations into crypto industry’s impacts
Poor, pitiful Trump
Poor, pitiful Donald J. Trump. He’s the most persecuted president in the history of the Republic. Nay, the most persecuted person in American history, which would further include the colonial era. Just ask him.


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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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