Editorials

Editorials

Kentucky must stop backsliding on education

More squabbling over under-baked ideas that were hatched in the dark won’t help Kentucky catch up with other states. Here’s hoping the backlash to their graduation requirements taught Wayne Lewis and Hal Heiner the value of enlisting stakeholders in big decisions. Now can we focus on something that will make a difference, like expanding pre-school.

Editorials

Asylum seekers are not breaking the law. Trump is.

Rather than gassing children, Donald Trump’s administration should follow the law and process asylum claims. But Trump would rather stir up fears of a brown-skinned ‘invasion.’ A well-meaning president would seek to relieve poverty and violence in Central America and reform U.S. immigration laws.

Editorials

Paula Setser-Kissick for Kentucky Senate District 12

In recent years, state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr has shown more independence from Republican leaders and expressed some views that are more moderate than those of the Senate’s GOP majority — especially after a teacher, Paula Setser-Kissick, challenged her for the 12th District seat.

President Trump’s attacks on the media are unprecedented

Politicians often grumble about journalists. But President Donald Trump has upped the ante to a level unprecedented in modern times. No, the press is not the "enemy of the American people."