Op-Ed

Op-Ed

ACT scores reinforce need for charter schools

Release of the latest ACT college entrance test results delivered a bitter message concerning the academic performance of Kentucky’s 2016 high school graduates: The state’s racial achievement gaps are not getting better.

Op-Ed

Presidential race trumps racism

Last November, Donald Trump suggested banning Syrian refugees from the United States. A number of governors, and Kentucky’s Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, chimed in: “Not in our states!”

Op-Ed

U.S. health reform now needs reforming

Health care comprises almost 18 percent of the United States’ gross domestic product — a figure touted by the industry as testament to its importance to society and contribution to our standard of living. But this statistic paints a rosy picture and hides a bitter truth. The health-care industry is a service industry. Less, not more, is better. Let’s do some calculations.

Op-Ed

No discounting the power of a great teacher

Her name was Ms. Hacker. She was small in stature, probably a mere 5’4”. She dressed as though she had stepped off of an Ivy League campus to teach third grade in a small, public elementary school, in a small Kentucky town. When she smiled, she did it genuinely. It was never coerced or strained.

Op-Ed

The tea party has gone to meet its maker

The Tea Party was always tragically miscast. The angry oldsters who formed its white-hot core fancied themselves tax protesters. Their self-image was informed, inflamed and more than occasionally exploited by conservative operations ranging from Fox News to FreedomWorks and a phalanx of right-wing grifters who dealt themselves into the action.

Videos

Jim Gray at Farm Bureau forum

Jim Gray comments about why he appeared at the forum separately from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.
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Jim Gray at Farm Bureau forum 0:34

Jim Gray at Farm Bureau forum

Hearing in Horsey Hundred case 0:39

Hearing in Horsey Hundred case

Rand Paul at Farm Bureau forum 1:05

Rand Paul at Farm Bureau forum

D.J. Eliot on preparing for Southern Miss 1:28

D.J. Eliot on preparing for Southern Miss