• Opinion: A cure for the cancer in our soul

    Last Sunday night I found myself drinking Barbancourt 5 Star on ice and listening to “Sympathy for the Devil” over and over as I tried to open my heart to the latest mass shooting at the church in Texas. I was trying my best to diagnose the soul-sickness of this country we call America the Beautiful. And I wasn’t having any luck.

  • OPINION: Switching gears and moving on?

    The scenario has become all too familiar. This time, it was a group of people worshipping God on a Sunday morning in a small town outside of San Antonio, Texas.

    You’ve heard the news: 26 people, ranging in age from 5 to 72, were murdered by a gunman who entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, and opened fire. At least 19 others were hospitalized.

  • OPINION: There is nothing naive about kindness

    We teach our children to be kind. Period.

    It’s the last thing I tell my son as he gets out of the car to walk in to school every morning before I say, “I love you.”

    It’s on the list of things we expect from him. And if you aren’t kind to him or someone else in public and he notices, he’ll call you on it. And I’ll let him.

  • Fall home spruce-ups

    It’s been a great summer with a picture-perfect start to fall. A couple of cooler days are sneaking in and it reminds us that it’s time to start doing those things that will make the fall and winter less likely to bring issues with your home.

    Starting outside, here are some important things to look at:

  • OPINION: The art of the pejorative
  • OPINION: America must recapture its democratic spirit

    Let’s assume, just for a moment, that the great political leaders of the past were not cynical, deluded or deceptive when they talked about morality and religion. Let’s posit that, at least in some instances, they were not just striking poses but making arguments.

    Early in 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered his State of the Union address in an atmosphere charged with menace. Germany had just occupied the Sudetenland. Kristallnacht was recent news. Roosevelt was beginning to prepare Americans for the exertions of a global war.

  • OPINION: Trump has already built a wall across America

    Somehow I got on Team Trump’s email list, and now I’m getting requests for money.

    The president wants me to renew my Sustaining Membership for 2017.

    Here’s the thing: He wants to use my money against me and other journalists.

    “We cannot allow the Fake News Media and obstructionist Democrats to flood the airwaves and mislead the American people, Randall, and they are our strongest opponent yet,” said the letter signed by Donald J. Trump.

  • OPINION: Enjoy the little goblins while you still can

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and it’s because of the little goblins.

    And by little goblins, I mean my own, my two boys.

    We live on one of those streets where people come from outside the neighborhood to trick-or-treat. We gave out about 800 pieces of candy this year, if that gives you some idea of the scale of the event on our street.

  • Opinion: Helping those struggling with addiction

    By Senator Mitch McConnell

    The pain of the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the country — especially here in Kentucky. For years, I have worked with my colleagues in Congress to fight back. Just recently, President Donald Trump took a significant step by formally recognizing a public health emergency for opioids. I commend the president for reaffirming his commitment to tackling this critical problem, and I am proud to stand with him as we continue combating this heartbreaking issue.

  • Opinion: What Kentucky needs is a bi-partisan plan

    By Nelda Moore

    There are so many scary things facing us now that Halloween seemed like a delightful break.

    Vampires and witches roaming our streets were certainly more welcome than the threat of nuclear war with North Korea, any of the many disputes in the Middle East, Kentucky’s pension problems, and disasters at home — whether caused by nature or humans on rampages.

    But that’s the big picture and serious stuff; right now I’m irritated by inconsequential small stuff.