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  • OPINION: Is it feeling like Christmas yet?

    David Whitlock

    Guest Columnist

    drdavid@davidbwhitlock.com

    When all our kids are home for Thanksgiving, and that’s been awhile now, we try and see a movie, either the night before Thanksgiving or the night of Thanksgiving. There is usually a Christmas comedy that’s on the big screen, and when we can, we try and take it in.

  • Opinion: A most lonely time of the year

    It should come as no surprise that so many of us feel lonely during the holidays.

    According to ResearchHub, 17 percent of older people are in contact with family, friends and neighbors less than once a week and 11 percent are in contact less than once a month, and over half (51 percent) of all people aged 75 and over live alone.

    Christmas, with the reunion of family and friends, is certain to remind these older adults of their alone way of life.

  • Opinion: Another misstep in the Middle East

    By David Shams

    For the last 11 months, the 45th American president has managed to save his best work for damaging America’s image abroad. Despite missteps during previous administrations, America was always held in high regard. The current crop of fancy suits filling the narrow hallways of the West Wing seem incapable of managing that good will, and instead are more willing to have us join the league of ordinary nations.

  • Opinion: Remember to celebrate the reason for the season
  • Opinion: Escaping from Facebook easier than it seems

    It’s getting close to that season when we come up with those New Year’s resolutions that we might stick to for a couple weeks.

    If you’re having trouble coming up with one, I have a suggestion, based on recent personal experience.

    Delete Facebook from your phone.

    I did that about six weeks ago, and it’s been great.

    Now, I am not advocating you eliminate it completely. That would be crazy! And for many of us, impractical.

  • Opinion: Tell me more about Steve Bannon’s genius

    By Alexandra Petri

    Uncle Henry, you’ve been telling me for months that Steve Bannon was a strategic genius. Can you remind me again why?

    “Oh, yes, he is, absolutely. The man gets results. He has 2040 vision. Not bad vision — I realize that sounds like bad vision — but I mean it in the sense that he is thinking 23 years down the road, to the year 2040.”

    Oh.

    “He has thrown away the chessboard and is playing the whole game using only his mind! Which is sharp as a Bic pen.”

  • A healthy GOP can only be built on ruins of this one

    By Michael Gerson

    I find myself wandering in an unfamiliar place. As a pro-life conservative, I am honestly happy — no, positively elated — that pro-choice Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s Senate election.

  • Opinion: On making resolutions or revolutions

    By Michael Quigley

    The end of a year is a good time to look back and to look forward. For one important reason this year is perhaps different from previous times.

    In the past month a significant centennial milestone was commemorated with little coverage in the Western press, namely the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in 1917.

  • OPINION: We need candidates who represent us

    By Terry Welshans

    Health care is important to everyone and costs for health care seems to be constantly rising.

  • OPINION: Upcoming events let you share your thoughts

    I would like to start this article by wishing each of you a Merry Christmas and thanking you for allowing me to serve as your State Senator. This year has flown by starting with a productive 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, followed by a busy interim break, new Senate Leadership elections, and talks of pension reform. Many of you have offered constructive feedback and opinions that I have taken to heart as we begin to craft legislation for the 2018 Budget Session.