It’s complicated being a Kentucky Republican these days
When Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer went to Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers’ hometown to say, “The days of party bosses hand-picking candidates must end,” people noticed.
Recalling the day JKF died
This is written on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. A year ago I demonstrated my exquisite sense of timing: I wrote my personal remembrance of that dark day in Dallas last year on the
Greetings, and Happy Holidays, from Frankfort. Although legislative committees and task forces continue to meet this month, the interim period between legislative sessions is beginning to wind down. Even while not in
Better watch what gets squeezed
Everyone in Frankfort’s echo chamber is focused on problems with the Affordable Health Care Act or next year’s Senate race. But in just eight weeks, lawmakers convene to craft a new, two-year budget.
Life Lessons from lawyers, journalists and 10 years as a columnist
I have little in common with Walter White, the chemistry teacher turned drug lord in Breaking Bad, but the line about his motivation hit me.
In the decade that I wrote a weekly column, I touched a lot of lives. At
Plenty of tricks, few treats
Halloween comes but once a year for most people. But if you live and work in the state capitol and write about government and politics, it sometimes seems as if it goes on year round. No one ever gets
Check politics at door, please
Alright, if you were responsible for a 600-word weekly political column where would you begin after the circus of the last three weeks?
How about with President Barack Obama’s statement that there are no
James Street, the All-American Settlement Planner
For 20 years, my definition of a true Texan has been James Street. Fun with boundless ambition and the ultimate competitor. The kind of guy who lit up a room with positive energy and inspired everyone else around him.
Bad week for Republicans
It was an awful week for Republicans who are getting most of the blame for the mess in Washington.
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll produced some “jaw-dropping
Acting on principles, conscience rare in politics
Only one member of the General Assembly belongs to the same party as I do — and he’s announced he won’t run for re-election next year.
Okay, so Sen. Bob Leeper, the ultra-conservative independent from
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