• Opinion: We must work on opioid epidemic solutions

    By Attorney General Andy Beshear

    Every day, we lose an average of four Kentuckians to a fatal drug overdose. Sadly, everyone reading this column has lost someone he or she loves or cares about to drugs or knows somebody who has.

    The drug epidemic isn’t hidden in the shadows of big cities like New York and Miami.

    It is in our homes and on our streets. 

    In September, I saw this firsthand when I helped pull an overdosing man from a car in downtown Lexington.

    It was 3 p.m. on a Thursday.

  • Why do I feel like things were omitted from this memo?

    By Alexandra Petri

    To: The American People

    From: The Most Unbiased of Arbiters, Devin Nunes’s Staff

    Date: 2/2/2018

    Subject: The Vast Conspiracy Beneath Your Feet

    Here are some documents that came to us from the FBI that we feel the American people deserve to see in their true and unedited form. It just shows you what is going on right under our very noses in this secretive and evil organization. We have not edited them selectively, as you will be able to tell.


  • Opinion: Immigration proposal is quintessentially presidential

    By Mark A. Thiessen

  • Bill passages mark the busiest week yet

    This week was the busiest yet in Frankfort with a number of bills moving through committees and onto the Senate and House floors for votes. We were also visited by a number of statewide advocacy groups that championed their great causes and rallied in the Capitol Rotunda. Between visiting constituents, committee meetings and voting on the Senate floor, we continued to discuss the upcoming budget.

  • We should learn to speak directly about sex

    By Nelda Moore

    We need to talk about sex. Well, to be more specific, we need to talk about sexual misconduct and to do that we have to get over our Victorian prudishness about the subject.

    First of all, we need to be able to say the words that need to be said out loud. I’m so tired of hearing that this or that person has been accused of engaging in sexually inappropriate behavior. What does that mean? Let’s stop being coy and just say what the behavior was.

  • Opinion: The new age of machines

    By Michael Quigley

    Have you ever noticed that once in a while a new machine arrives that heralds a new era of technology? If you are old enough to remember, perhaps it was the arrival of the jet engine that gave us high speed commercial aviation. Perhaps it was the arrival of the internet that has changed the way in which we communicate around the world.

  • Opinion: Bills beginning to pass through chambers

    Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the state and around the country on Jan. 23 when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others. It was a senseless act of violence committed by another student that we cannot even begin to understand.

  • Guardians of homeownership?
  • OPINION: The new and improved Bible for evangelical Trump fans



    The Washington Post

    Recently, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, talked to Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere to explain why evangelical Christians such as he were still supporting President Trump. He had a lot to say! For instance, he observed that evangelicals “were tired of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists. And I think they are finally glad that there’s somebody on the playground that is willing to punch the bully.”

  • OPINION: Trump evangelicals have lost their gag reflex




    Billy Graham has been one of the most visible, respected and influential Christians in the world since the 1950s. But he often had a blind spot when it came to politics. Graham was Richard Nixon’s golfing buddy and spiritual adviser. He was there to pray with Nixon after every victory and loss. And Nixon consulted him on everything from his vice presidential pick to the conduct of the Vietnam War.