March 19, 2012 - 2:59pm
Barry & MItch, on the boards...
Our president and Kentucky’s senior senator are locked in a fierce battle that has nothing to do with bailouts or raising the debt ceiling. They are in a bracket war.
Politics is an important topic of conversation here in Louisville, but it pales in significance to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  Discussions at the office water cooler, arguments down at the neighborhood bar, and Facebook postings that once revolved around the economy,...
January 26, 2012 - 5:31pm
SOTU 2012
“What he fails to mention,” said McConnell, “is that we’ve been working off the President’s blueprint for three years. And what’s it gotten us: millions still looking for work, trillions in debt, and the first credit downgrade in U.S. history.”
On Tuesday, before President Obama gave his third State of the Union address, Kentucky’s senior senator, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell accurately predicted that the president would present a “blueprint for the economy.”  “What he fails to mention,” said...
July 29, 2012 - 7:01pm
One protest this week highlighted the flood of money and corporate influence into politics. Another highlighted the question of whether, given this flood, the voice of the people can still be heard.
Last week two political actions in downtown Louisville highlighted opposite sides of the same coin.  Heads was a protest put on by Occupy Louisville as part of the nationwide Occupy the Courts day of action marking the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision....
January 6, 2012 - 1:02pm
In which I speculate that Mitch McConnell is plotting a coup d'etat, and that President Obama has already begun defending against it.
Call me a paranoid nut case, but I think President Obama's decision to make some recess appointments while the Senate wasn't, technically, in recess, was a defensive move against no less than a coup d'etat that Mitch McConnell has been plotting for a long time.
December 22, 2011 - 10:32pm
If Congressman Yarmuth's proposed Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision "panders" to anyone, it is to a stupendously vast, bipartisan, majority of the American public.
If Congressman John Yarmuth's proposed Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision "panders" to anyone, as my colleague Thomas McAdam says it "obviously" does, it is to a stupendously vast, bipartisan, overwhelming majority of the American public.Polls...