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Prepare to pay your ISP

This letter is blocked by the internet service provider for unprofitable ideas. Per the Dec. 14 decision of the Federal Communications Commission, all internet traffic is now at the behest of the ISP. Blocking access to disfavored sites, throttling competitor content, charging extra for uniform speeds across content, and altering users’ messages are no longer disallowed by law. To access the full internet, please sign-up for the Free Speech Package — only $25/month extra. Anti-Net Neutrality — because it’s only censorship when government does it.

Letters to the Editor

SEC barrier breaker

On Dec. 2, the Southeastern Conference honored four University of Kentucky players who integrated SEC football 50 years ago. This was a wonderful tribute to these student-athletes and to UK, as Nate Northington, Mel Paige, Wilbur Hackett and Houston Hogg were introduced as honorary captains prior to kickoff of the championship game between Auburn and Georgia. Their UK teammate, the late Greg Paige, was honored posthumously. The Herald-Leader is to be congratulated for giving this historic event prominent coverage.

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Stay out of 6th, DCCC

I don’t know about you, but I was really annoyed to read about how often the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had called Mayor Jim Gray urging him to run against Republican Andy Barr.

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How’d we get here?

I recently watched “The Last Waltz,” a great documentary by Martin Scorsese about “The Band.” It is centered around The Band’s last concert and was released in 1978. The concert features guest appearances from most of the big rock musicians from the 1960s and 1970s. It’s an incredible group of musicians and, more than that, creative people and my generation’s revolutionary heroes.

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Thanks, Alabama

I was prepared to write a lengthy op-ed if Roy Moore had won the Senate seat for Alabama. It was a miracle that the Republican stronghold and the self-proclaimed morality party voted with its conscience. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

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A quieter solution

I just wanted to alert everybody who has a yard full of leaves that there is an amazing tool I’ve discovered. It costs less than a tenth of what leaf-blowers cost, cuts the time spent on this annual task to a third of what it takes to do it with a blower and is 10,000 times quieter.

National Opinions

How the 2018 midterms could end the nightmare of Trump

It is slowly dawning on Republicans and the right-wing media echo chamber that President Donald Trump’s assault on democratic norms and the rule of law, his betrayal of his own populist campaign themes (with tax cuts for the rich and Medicaid spending cuts, for example), his misogynist and xenophobic rhetoric, his mean-spirited vendetta against hardworking immigrants and his dangerous, erratic behavior on the world stage have ignited a backlash that could deliver in 2018 House and Senate majorities to Democrats, who barely had a political pulse a year ago.

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UK hoops not the same

There’s an old expression: “The chickens have come home to roost.” It means things done in the past will come back to haunt you. I am referring to the lower-than-expected attendance at University of Kentucky basketball games.

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