The phrase “gun culture” tends to conjure certain stereotypes of frenzied extremists or ignorant hoodlums. As frequently happens with stereotypes, a grain of truth masks the diversity within the millions of gun-owning Americans.
The recent attention given to lawyer Eric Conn and his cronies regarding their fraudulent activities involving Supplemental Security Income should not detract from the needed attention on those Social Security managers whom whistleblower Sarah Carver said “had knowledge of it for years.”
In an April 15 letter, the writer asserts that global warming is not made by humans, cites a petition signed by more than 30,000 scientists to prove his point. It took the Google search engine 0.37 seconds to return links showing the petition was debunked almost as soon as it was released and numerous other times since.
Enough is enough. Confederate flags cannot be displayed in any manner or on any merchandise because a few pinhead racists use it. If that is the case, then other symbols used by racists have to be taken down, too.
Donald Trump is the perfect poster child for capitalism run amuck. Everything he says and does shouts excess. The scary thing is his excessive number of supporters who are so blinded by the bling that they don’t see how they are being played.
I love Kentucky. I have lived here my entire life, and hiking in the mountains is an experience like no other, but seeing streams and land being destroyed, all so coal companies and their politicians can make a buck, absolutely breaks my heart.
College students should not have to choose between paying for school or their electric bills. Politicians need to focus not on their re-elections but on their constituents. Corporations and the top one percent need to pay more in taxes. My husband and I are paying five percent more in taxes than the top one percent and we make only $30,000 a year.
I don’t like Donald Trump’s policies, the violence in his language, his dog-whistle racism, or his aversion to basic facts. But a clear plurality of Republican primary voters and caucus-goers have supported him, yet party insiders are using little-understood rules and technicalities to prevent him from receiving the nomination.
There has been quite a bit of commotion in recent months concerning obstruction in Washington. Like an old and disagreeable married couple, Republicans and Democrats have bickered over who is really to blame for a government that can’t quite get much done. Our political parties quarrel out of excessive similarities in personality and behavior, not out of any extreme difference that would cause permanent damage.
The General Assembly passed a budget and adjourned by April 15 and I am not a bit sorry that their actions infuriate me because of what they do not do for Kentucky. The irony in my home is that everyone — including a full-time college student who is working and will have loans to pay when she graduates — made sure our checks to the U.S. Treasury and Kentucky treasurer were in the mail by April 14.
Sen. Rand Paul won his office in part by showing an independent streak. Now it’s time for him to rediscover that quality by joining the growing group of Republican senators who favor a hearing and a vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.
State Rep. Hubert Collins has blood on his hands. The Democratic chair of the House Transportation Committee has successfully blocked every attempt to raise the speed limit on Kentucky’s rural four-lane highways for the last 20 years, causing unnecessary congestion and accidents.