Ward and Conway were solid public servants if maybe not so hot on the stump

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By BERRY CRAIG In his annual tongue-in-cheek Christmas “Gifts for Kentucky politicians” column, the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Al Cross suggested a special present for Attorney Gen. Jack Conway: “a portrait of Henry Ward, Conway’s predecessor as the worst Democratic candidate for Kentucky governor in … Continue reading →

KY. Gov. Matt Bevin fires his first shots across our bow

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By BERRY CRAIG Less than 31 percent of eligible voters went to polls on Nov. 3. I suspect people stay home on election days mostly because they think voting doesn’t matter. We’ve all heard the claim, “There really isn’t much … Continue reading →

Matt Bevin panders Yarmuth and Beshear stand on principle

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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

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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?

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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 →