Opinion

Opinion

This is the murderous version of Trump’s Muslim ban

Kill the Muslims. That's how the latest version of the Muslim ban is shaping up. Started shortly after Donald Trump made it clear to the world that Muslims were not welcome in the United States, other countries started their own, more brutal and deadly effective ban.

Letters to the Editor

Media bad, illegal immigration worse

The illegal student at Transylvania University, Paola Garcia, is right: President Donald Trump is not her president. Because she’s illegal, her president is the leader of the country from whence she came. Whether she should be deported is an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement decision, not that of the newspaper or whining, open-border liberals. She is no different than a bank robber, as she is breaking the law.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t attack North Korea

Back in August of 2002, when Vice President Dick Cheney was advocating war with Iraq, he stated, “Time is not on our side. The risks of inaction are far greater than the risks of action.” We are still seeing the results of that today.

Letters to the Editor

Extend sales tax to services

The Kentucky sales tax was enacted in 1960 under Democrat Bert T. Combs as a 3 percent retail tax on a wide range of tangibles. In 1968, the tax was increased to 5 percent under Republican Gov. Louie Nunn and to 6 percent in in 1990, under Democrat Wallace Wilkinson. From the beginning, there have been excessive exemptions. Kentucky currently taxes just 29 services (17 percent) of 168 services tracked.

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