• The golden days of sleaze

    WASHINGTON — American politics has become a case study of the type that college professors employ in Ethics 101. If the economy is good, does presidential corruption actually matter?

  • Trump goes on strike

    WASHINGTON — It’s often said that when our Founders wrote the Constitution, they had a leader like Donald Trump in mind when they included various safeguards for our liberties and against abuses of presidential power.

    I think that gets it wrong. The Founders could not have imagined a president like Trump.

    They certainly never expected that a president would go on strike.

  • OPINION: Sons of Bardstown to be honored Memorial Day

    As we look forward to cookouts, shopping and celebrations this Memorial Day weekend, it is imperative to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. They are the brave men and women who fought and died while protecting our freedom, a privilege we covet here in the United States. These American heroes deserve our utmost honor and respect. Collectively, I ask that we pay tribute and reflect on the true meaning of our three-day weekend.

  • OPINION: Democrats may have missed their best chance

    Kentucky Democrats may have helped the most unpopular governor in America get a second term.

    This is not to take anything away from Attorney General Andy Beshear. He was always the frontrunner for governor in the Democratic primary and ran a strong race.

    He is also a capable public official who, I believe, would make a good governor if he had a Democratic majority to work with in the state legislature, but that isn’t the way it’s going to be.

  • OPINION: Controversy nothing new to Derby

    While this year’s Kentucky Derby lasted about two minutes, controversy surrounding the race is far from being over.

    Stewards at Churchill Downs disqualified the horse Maximum Security for interference. Shortly thereafter, they suspended that horse’s jockey, Luis Saez, for 15 days.

    Saez said that he will appeal his suspension. Furthermore, the owners of Maximum Security have filed a federal lawsuit against the Kentucky Racing Commission over the disqualification.

  • OPINION: Barbara Bush was right about mothering

    Mother’s Day 2019 confirmed three things for me.

    First on the list was the re-affirmation that giving birth to my six children was the smartest thing I ever did. (I hit the jackpot there.) And that my mother was a saint.

    Second on the list was reading an article by Margaret Nemethy headlined “The nature of nurturing,” regarding a study by Dr. Joan Luby from the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The study compared the interaction and development of two separate groups of 3-and 4-year-old children.

  • OPINION: The missing option in American politics

    WASHINGTON — In a country that spans a continent, in a party that produced Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, there is still no serious political challenge to the ideological supremacy of a corrupt, deeply prejudiced conman who cares nothing for democratic traditions, constitutional limits and moral norms. Donald Trump’s reelection would entrench a particularly vicious brand of Know Nothingism, advocated with tireless arrogance, combined with resolute ignorance, enabled by steadfast sycophancy.

  • OPINION: Stop unfair tax laws

    While most people cheer when they hear a tax has been eliminated, this session state Rep. Chad McCoy, R-Bardstown, voted to eliminate the Bank Franchise Tax, which brought in up to $100 million dollars a year.

  • OPINION: Methods available for reducing abortion

    Abortion is the hottest and most controversial topic on Facebook.

    People argue about what is right and wrong about abortion. Left/right; conservative/liberal; whatever, what people on both sides are missing is the human aspect of abortion.

    If anyone has ever actually read a biography about Margaret Sanger, the woman some credit with “inventing” abortion, they would realize, she was not an advocate of abortion but of birth control.

  • Equipping managers helps businesses succeed in this employment climate

    The May 12 editorial in The Kentucky Standard (“Employers need to adapt to find best workers, hiring success”)about employer challenges and the need to adapt to the changing work world is highly relevant, and I want to take it a step further.

    As companies grapple with the changing demands of workforce recruitment and retention, a core consideration should be this: