Matt Bevin panders Yarmuth and Beshear stand on principle


By BERRY CRAIG At least Matt Bevin, the guy Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign called an “East Coast con-man” during last year’s GOP senate primary brawl, is a consistent panderer. On the campaign trail, it was homophobia. Now, its xenophobia. Kentucky’s reactionary, … Continue reading →

Give me that old time Social Gospel

By BERRY CRAIG On election night, House Speaker Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg urged his fellow Democrats not to let Republicans “make people believe that we are not Godly people.” Republican Gov-elect Matt Bevin won with a big boost from Christian … Continue reading →

What’s the matter with Kentucky?

By BERRY CRAIG AFT Local 1360 “Kentucky counties with highest Medicaid rates backed Matt Bevin, who plans to cut Medicaid,” read the headline on John Cheves’ Lexington Herald-Leader story online. So here I go again: “You’d think convincing people to vote against their … Continue reading →

Pundits liken Bevin to Trump; Grio columnist compares Hampton to Carson

By BERRY CRAIG Some pundits compare Matt Bevin, Kentucky’s Republican governor-elect, to Donald Trump. They call the two millionaire conservative political “outsiders.” David A. Love, one of my favorite columnists at the, likens Jenean Hampton, the Bluegrass State’s lieutenant … Continue reading →

A Rude Unhinging – a Political Body in Shock

By Ron Leach My medical colleagues will recognize the title – A Rude Unhinging – derived from Dr. Samuel Gross’ 1862 description of a rapidly deteriorating physiological state of the human body now known as shock; “the rude unhinging of … Continue reading →

Matt Bevin’s War Against Medicaid And Jobs

Kentucky Republicans have declared war against jobs. How do you eliminate 35,000 jobs? Ask Matt Bevin he has all of the details. Kentucky Governor elect Matt Bevin has promised to dismantle Medicaid expansion and thousands of jobs. Bloomberg View In … Continue reading →

Matt Bevin and the Fletcher Factor

By BERRY CRAIG Go ahead and call it wishful thinking, or whistling past the graveyard, on the part of this union card-carrying lifelong Kentuckian whose politics are left of liberal.  But I’m not the only one who sees a potential … Continue reading →

An election ‘between the mainstream and the extreme’

By BERRY CRAIG If Kentucky votes like Marshall County High School students just did, Attorney Gen. Jack Conway will be the next governor. Conway, the Democratic hopeful, polled 339 votes to 204 for Matt Bevin, his Republican opponent. Independent Drew … Continue reading →


By BERRY CRAIG AFT Local 1360 Sam Youngman, the Lexington Herald-Leader’s political scribe, posed a quintet of questions about the election in the paper. They are all worth pondering. “1. Is boring brilliant?” Attorney Gen. Jack Conway, the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, has concentrated more … Continue reading →

Kentucky Dems sponsoring contest to re-slogan that sign that drives Matt Bevin bonkers

By BERRY CRAIG Candidates commonly ply campaign volunteers with free food and soft drinks. Barbecue and sweet tea are big in my neck of the deep western Kentucky woods. Anyway, the Kentucky Democratic Party has come up with a novel … Continue reading →