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Inhumanity rules the border

BY KATHLEEN PARKER The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- Put yourself in the room with immigration officials and try to imagine exactly which argument would convince you that separating children from their migrating parents would be. . .

Why the rise in disrespect?

BY BRANDON PORTER Commonwealth Policy Center We tend to compartmentalize our lives. Our heads ache, yet we don't consider the small amount of sleep we've had this week. We feel sluggish, but have forgotten about the donuts we...

Innovate to make KASPER more Kentucky-friendly

BY JIM WATERS The Bluegrass Institute Secretary Meier: Congratulations on your appointment to lead the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which, with 8,500 employees, is state government's largest agency. The release from. . .

'Sewer Bill': Kentuckians know the truth

By ANDY BESHEAR Attorney General of Kentucky A wise teacher recently told me, "If you're doing the right thing, you don't hide it in a sewer bill." That's what the General Assembly did when it turned an 11-page sewer bill into a...

Cottage food bill a victory for all

BY Rep. Richard Heath 1st House District While hundreds of bills were passed this session and signed into law, issues like the budget, pension reform, and taxes consumed much of the discussion. However, upon taking effect, many...

You say you want a free press? Pay for it

By BRUCE MAPLES Forward Kentucky You say you want really good journalism? You say you want reporting that is objective, even-handed, and well-done? You say you believe that the press is part of protecting us from government and...

The world cannot afford high-tech insulin

New Bern Sun Journal The researchers who pioneered insulin injections for diabetes sufferers in 1922 were dedicated to making the life-saving treatment widely available, and gave away their rights to profit from the discovery....

Media's role in 'suicide contagion'

By STEVE WILSON The Paducah Sun The deaths of CNN host Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade have raised important questions about media coverage of suicides. Because they were both well-known and admired, countless...

Reagan left lasting legacy on presidency

Northwest Florida Daily News America's 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan, died 14 years ago Tuesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. In many ways, Reagan defined our nation's political landscape more than any...