Down-home hate from a Kentucky Republican

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By BERRY CRAIG Mike Pape is one Republican candidate who has evidently sworn off dog whistle politics. The congressional hopeful from Kentucky has deep-sixed the coded words and is pandering, flat-out, to racism and xenophobia. His inaugural TV ad shows … Continue reading →

Gay is the bigots’ new black in Kentucky

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By BERRY CRAIG Kentucky Senate Bill 180 is more proof, as if proof were needed, that gay is the bigots’ new black in the Bluegrass State. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Albert Robinson, R-London, would permit business owners to refuse … Continue reading →

I’m A Good Conservative Christian Vote For Me

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Rural Kentucky a place where politicians seldom miss a chance to tell their (mostly white and straight) constituents how much they love Jesus and in many cases they have a pastor or priest to back them up on their claim. … Continue reading →

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 →

Marco Rubio Adviser Max Boot: “Trump is a fascist”

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By BERRY CRAIG Donald Trump has inspired blogger Manny Schewitz to update a famous quote attributed to writer Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win a Nobel Prize in literature. “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag … Continue reading →