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  • The kinder, gentler Trump

    Behold the kinder, gentler Donald Trump.

    The latest of Trump’s “pivots” is more far-reaching than a stab at greater message discipline. It is an effort to make him more appealing to minorities and college-educated whites by adopting a more inclusive message. It is an attempt to engineer on the fly a “compassionate populism.”

  • Opinion: Donald Trump is a flake and a fraud

    Donald Trump’s supporters can pretend otherwise, but deep down they must know the truth: Trump has been playing them for fools all along.

    All that bluster about creating a “deportation force” to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and kick them out of the country? Forget about it. Trump is now “softening” that ridiculous pledge, which he never could have carried out, into a new policy in which “we work with them.”

    Hmmm. Work with them how?

  • Opinion: Negotiating with feds is next for Bevin

    By Al Cross

    When Gov. Matt Bevin sent federal officials his formal plan for changing Medicaid, he kept a chilling line from his draft: saying it “represents the terms under which the Commonwealth will continue Medicaid expansion,” the move made by his Democratic predecessor, Steve Beshear.

  • Opinion: Public deserves, should demand transparency

    Mayor John Royalty said at a recent Bardstown City Council meeting the relationship between the Bardstown Police Department and the press “hasn’t changed.”

    That is not true, as evidenced by his own words that followed that assertion.

    “They can get anything they want as long as they file an open records request,” the mayor said at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Public deserves, should demand transparency

    Mayor John Royalty said at a recent Bardstown City Council meeting the relationship between the Bardstown Police Department and the press “hasn’t changed.”

    That is not true, as evidenced by his own words that followed that assertion.

    “They can get anything they want as long as they file an open records request,” the mayor said at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Public deserves, should demand transparency

    Mayor John Royalty said at a recent Bardstown City Council meeting the relationship between the Bardstown Police Department and the press “hasn’t changed.”

    That is not true, as evidenced by his own words that followed that assertion.

    “They can get anything they want as long as they file an open records request,” the mayor said at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Congress — 0, Zika — 1,305 and counting

    By Margie Bradford

  • Opinion: What’s your worry?

    By David Whitlock

    “I’m putting the car keys in my suitcase,” I announced to Lori. “That way, I’ll be sure not to leave them somewhere during all our travels. Wouldn’t it be awful to get back to the airport in the middle of the night and not have our car keys? But don’t let me forget to take them out before checking the bags on the plane.”

  • Opinion: Mothers of boys want choices too

    By Rebecca Clark Brothers

    Being the mother of boys brings challenges that many may not be aware of, especially if you are the mother of girls. Discrimination by manufacturers begins at birth and continues.

  • OPINION: To Russia, with love

    So much for the old accusation that the Republican Party has a “Cold War mentality.” Or if it still does, it has switched sides.

    The 2016 presidential campaign continues to play out like a Christopher Buckley novel gone completely off the rails, perhaps most implausibly in Paul Manafort’s role in the Russia-friendly Donald Trump campaign.

    Let’s consider the mind-bending reversals of the norms: