Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Driven by their love of Christ and a Chevy Bolt

    The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) recently added electric vehicles to their automotive fleet as part of their ongoing sustainability efforts and call to educate the community about the benefits of electric vehicles.

  • Russia’s not meddling? Then explain Maria Butina.

    WASHINGTON -- The yawning gap between the world as it exists and the world as President Trump sees it was on vivid display Wednesday.

    A few minutes after noon, reporters in the White House were being ushered out of a Cabinet meeting they had been allowed to witness. One called out a question: “Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?”

    Trump replied with a shake of the head: “Thank you very much. No.”

    “No? You don’t believe that to be the case?”

  • Trump’s foreign policy smashes our defining ideals

     WASHINGTON — Setting aside the issue of whether the president is wittingly advancing the interests of a hostile power — a qualification that is only imaginable in the Trump era — what is happening to the direction of American foreign policy?

    I’m on record saying that the collection of impulses, deceptions, assertions, retractions, revisions and compromises that constitute Trump’s foreign policy record are difficult to gather into a consistent doctrine. But we do know what doctrines Trump has set out to destroy.

  • Our ‘America first’ president put America last in Helsinki

    WASHINGTON — America’s child president had a playdate with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing daycare. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment.

  • Letter: Thank you, City Council!

    We would like to use this means of communication to say, “Thank you” to the Bardstown City Council and Cemetery Committee for the recent beautification efforts at Bardstown/St. Joe Cemetery. Removal of overgrown plantings and the addition of new landscape plants and appropriate blooming specimens has enhanced the beauty of the cemetery. Special thanks also to city workers watering the new plantings to ensure their survival during the heat and humidity of summer.

    Let’s continue to be proud of America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.

  • Opinion: Cuba: isolate or engage?

    By Lee H. Hamilton

    The relationship between the United States and Cuba has been fraught for nearly six decades, since a revolution led by Fidel Castro ousted Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. Castro established a repressive dictatorship, and the U.S. imposed an economic embargo to express its displeasure.

    Our policy of isolation has been largely driven by Cuban exiles and their families, who are extremely bitter toward the Castro government.

  • Letter: Petri columns not worth reading
  • Opinion: Trump’s immigration stance exposed by World Cup teams

    By David Shams

    For the first time since 2002, the World Cup finals ended without needing extra time.

    But that’s not what captured the attention of the media. Rather, it was the fact that so many of the players on the winning side, France, came from immigrant backgrounds — either first or second generation.

    It wasn’t just France, though. Many sides competing in Russia this summer relied heavily on players who are immigrants, children of immigrants or citizens who grew up abroad.