The ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill is arrogance behind ignorance

Thanks to the Kentucky House of Representatives, police lives officially matter. We can all sleep safer tonight knowing that lawmakers want to protect police officers.

The “Blue Lives Matter” bill would make attacks on police officers a hate crime. It is important to note that an attack on an officer already brings a harsher penalty than one on a civilian. Further, hate crimes are specific protections afforded to people who are targets of violence because of who they are — how they were born — be it their race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity.

This is a sham bill that makes a symbolic gesture to those who oppose or do not understand the Black Lives Matter movement, and gives a middle finger to minorities.

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Resistance vs. Obstruction

After eight years of complaining about the Mitch McConnell-led Republican obstructionism, many Democrats, including me, face a crisis of conscience: Do we become what we deplored and decried by doing all we can to make Donald Trump’s presidency one term,... Read More ›

Make Louisville a sanctuary city now!

Louisville has branded itself as a compassionate city and possibility city. It’s time that we prove we are both, and formally declare Louisville as a sanctuary city. It’s the right thing to do for our economy, and it’s the humane... Read More ›

The NRA has spoken!

Louisville just buried its deadliest year ever, because of guns. Now would be the logical time for our leaders to do whatever — anything — they can to curb this gun violence. What may work for rural Kentucky and rural... Read More ›

A future of hillbillies and chaos

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How to retake the U.S. House

This is the year for Democrats, and I have the plan for them to take back the U.S. House of Representatives. Nobody needs another analysis of what went wrong for Democrats in 2016. But to understand why 2018 will be... Read More ›

Unused (random) thoughts from 2016

As I sit in our conference room, my eyes are glazed over by the glow of a computer screen, and I am caught somewhere between a Christmas party coma, UofL-UK basketball coma and food-and-beverage coma, while pondering what I could... Read More ›

Mayor must push back on VA

In response to the escalating chorus to rethink the location for a new Veterans Affairs medical center, Mayor Greg Fischer took the first step, making the debate real, by pointing out the obvious: Louisville has other potential sites — sites... Read More ›