March 29, 2012 - 4:52pm
The best we can do?
“I just have one question before this morning’s vote, one simple question. Is this really the best we can do? Is this the best we have to offer folks who are staring at $4 a gallon gasoline? A bill that even Democrats admit won’t do anything to lower the price of gas? And a process that blocks any other idea from even coming to the floor for a vote?"
This has not been a good week for President Obama.  The Supreme Court appears poised to rule his signature ObamaCare legislation unconstitutional, the House of Representatives rejected his budget proposal by a vote of 414-0, with not even a single Democrat voting for the thing, and the Senate...
December 1, 2011 - 12:44pm
It's what's for dinner...
By allowing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resume horse meat inspections, the new law will effectively allow the operation of slaughterhouses in the U.S. that butcher horses for human consumption.
They eat horses, don’t they?  Just in time for the holidays (and remarkably coincident with the end of the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs), President Obama last week quietly signed a law passed by congress that lifts the 5-year-old ban on federal funding for horse meat inspections; thereby...
October 14, 2011 - 8:23pm
Commander In Chief
If and when you discuss America's latest imperialistic war with your friends, be sure to let them know that you first heard about it on louisville.com.
President Obama started another war this week; but if you relied upon the local press for your news, you would have heard nothing about it.  According to Reuters dispatches, on Wednesday, Obama sent 100 American combat troops into the African country of Uganda, to fight on behalf of the...
September 28, 2011 - 12:15pm
Picture of San Bruno Pipleline Explosion
Rand Paul has apparently found his inner liberal. He is blocking a new pipeline safety law, which may open the door for the Obama administration to require safety improvements that Congress would have allowed industry to forego.
A 2010 pipeline explosion in California that killed eight people, a pipeline disaster in Michigan that spilled 800,000 barrels of oil into sensitive waterways, and a pipeline explosion right here in Kentucky last week, are the kinds of accidents that have convinced all of the major pipeline...
September 27, 2011 - 12:39pm
Bankrupting Kentucky's coal industry
The Environmental Protection Agency has said new greenhouse gas regulations, as proposed, may be "absurd" in application and "impossible to administer."
When Kentucky’s Governor Steve Beshear met with President Barack Obama last Thursday, he made a point of telling him that Kentucky’s economic lifeblood depends upon the reasonable regulation of coal production. The Governor and President met at the Northern Kentucky airport shortly...