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Columns

  • OPINION: Growing Kentucky’s economy with hemp

    Sen. Mitch McConnell

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader

  • OPINION: Pardon marred legacy of past governor

    STUART W. SANDERS

    Kentucky Historical Society

    Pardons have been in the news lately.

    President Donald Trump recently pardoned Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, who was convicted of obstruction of justice and perjury. Libby’s charges stemmed from the investigation surrounding the leaking of CIA officer Valerie Plame’s identity.

  • Opinion: ‘Fox & Friends’ is stuck with Donald Trump for all eternity

    By Alexanda Petri

    Stars spun into existence in the deep womb of the sky and burned out again, and planets rose and set, and at the end of the last age of men the great wolf Fenris rose from the deep and swallowed the Earth — and Donald Trump was still on the phone with “Fox & Friends” after calling in with a lot of opinions he wanted to share, against the best legal advice, and also probably the advice of his lawyers.

  • Opinion: What Democrats can learn from Macron

    By March A. Thiessen

    Emmanuel Macron and President Trump don’t agree on much. Macron is a globalist; Trump is a nationalist. Macron is a free-trader; Trump just imposed protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum. Macron wants the United States to remain in Syria; Trump wants to get out. Macron wants to preserve the Iran nuclear deal; Trump wants to scrap it. Macron wants the United States to rejoin the Paris climate deal; Trump withdrew from the accord.

  • Opinion: Cell coverage and historic value are not mutually exclusive in Bloomfield

    By Linda Bruckheimer

    Recently, the proposed installation of a cell tower in Bloomfield has generated articles, social media posts and letters that include accusations and false information about us.  The most shocking is that we are not only opposed to a cell tower, but have attempted to derail this project altogether.  These conclusions were made by people who have not contacted us and have apparently not read our correspondence with AT&T. In addition, their comments paint a deceptive personal picture that casts doubt on our intentions.

  • Opinion: We don’t celebrate National Equal Pay Day

    National Equal Pay Day came again this year. It arrived on April 10, a full six days later than last year, and marking the 99 extra days that the typical woman must work to equal the pay that the typical man working in a similar job for a year will make. That amounts to 80 cents on the dollar. Back in 1971, that amount was 72 cents on the dollar. At this rate, pay equity for women will not be achieved for another 136 years.

  • Parents should avoid fast food

    By Rebecca Clark Brothers

    Some may wonder why blue pinwheels are scattered among area lawns. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the pinwheels represent children of abuse. One instance of child abuse overlooked is the eating of fast food.

  • If it’s news, it probably came from a paper

    When we are gone, you will miss us.

    I am talking about newspapers, and the fact that so many of us are struggling financially at a time when we are needed most.

    It has become cliché for people to speak of the financial struggles of the traditional press. You’ve heard of “The failing New York Times,” right?

    But consider that The Times shared journalism’s highest award with the news magazine New Yorker when they were announced last week as the recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

  • OPINION: The Senate must confirm Pompeo

    MARC A. THIESSEN

    columnist

    mthiessen@washpost.com

    For the first time in the history of the republic, it appears increasingly likely that a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote against the president’s nominee for secretary of state. If this happens, it would be a black mark not on Mike Pompeo’s record, but on the reputation of this once-storied committee.

  • OPINION: Sean Hannity continues to uphold Fox New standards

    ALEXANDRA PETRI

    Columnist

    The Washington Post

    “While Fox News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support.”

    — Fox statement when Sean Hannity was revealed as Michael Cohen’s third client after having failed to disclose this information on air