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Seeking gun sanity after Parkland

BY KATHLEEN PARKER The Washington Post As pressures mount for Congress to "just do something" about mass shootings, Americans would do well to seek solutions closer to home. City by city, state by state, people have every right. . .

Religious groups have rights too

In recent years we have seen a lot of words devoted to tolerance and diversity. Unfortunately, there is an increasing tendency among those who champion such values to dispense with them when they are required to practice them...

Proposals emerge to fight school shootings in Kentucky

THE FRANKFORT STATE JOURNAL In case you've missed it, we've come to a point in our nation's history where mass shootings, including those on school campuses, have become an all-too-routine part of the American...

Real reformers aren't name callers

BY JIM WATERS The Bluegrass Institute Ronda Harmon, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Councils, recently wrote that those who question the commonwealth's contentious School-Based Decision Making (SBDM). . .

Budget a valentine for many plutocrats

FROM THE ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH If ever a $4.4 trillion budget can be said to be dead on arrival, it's the one that President Donald Trump proposed on Monday. The law gives the president the obligation to submit budget...

Gambling to save the state pension

BY RICHARD NELSON Commonwealth Policy Center If enticement is inherent to gambling, then the lure of easy fixes to complex state problems is the curse of legislators. Such is the case with the latest proposal to amend the. . .

Protect American lives from illegal immigrants

THE BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS How many more innocent American lives must be lost at the hands of illegal immigrants before something is done about this ongoing epidemic? This is a question that likely millions of Americans would...

Protecting SEEK education funds is a priority

BY REP. RICHARD HEATH 2ND DISTRICT Public school districts are largely funded with state and local dollars. When school districts lose revenue, schools - and, more to the point, students - lose opportunities. The Kentucky General...

A U.S. military parade a sign of insecurity

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Not everyone loves a parade the way President Donald Trump does. He wants a huge, expensive military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, but Republican members of Congress are throwing cold water on the...