Election 2016 redo: Morgan Freeman vs. 
Bradley Cooper

So the media narrative of this year’s presidential election is how loathsome the two candidates are. I even heard one pundit say it’s a competition to see who can be less disliked. This week, a Real Clear Politics poll-average has Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump 56 to 60 in unfavorableness.

Let’s be clear, Clinton and Trump are disliked for different reasons. Clinton’s ratings are the result of decades of attacks against her and President Bill, as well as because of her real shortcomings. Trump’s unfavorable ratings reflect the distaste for his character, and his very un-presidential behavior.

While I support Clinton, I won’t argue with America: We want new candidates! Both bases, from the farthest left — the Bernie Bros — to the farthest right want an outsider, someone to disrupt the system.

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White America, black america

A few weeks ago I had an editorial ready to go, but it was pulled because we had to write about the Pulse nightclub shootings. This last week feels like deja vu. More shootings. In times like these it’s always... Read More ›

Fewer zoos now

If I were an animal fortunate enough to obtain an invitation to Kentucky’s miraculous, new Ark park, presumably where I’d be saved from an apocalyptic flood, I might just take my chances with the flood. Human beings have demonstrated an... Read More ›

Will work for health

Some weeks, it feels like the most topical, water-cooler talk has to do with the cutest kitten video on YouTube, or the craziest weather snap. This week, however, was a week of momentous stories. King Bevin finds himself in yet... Read More ›

Bevin, Ouster-in-Chief

So James Ramsey has offered to resign as president of UofL. Finally, the university and Louisville community may be able to close the book on the controversies surrounding the embattled president. And who do we have to thank? Gov. Matt... Read More ›

The Greatest

I was all ready to write a column about the shooting of that gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, as well as about the deplorable conditions of the Wildlife in Need zoo in Southern Indiana. From the irresponsibility and arrogance of... Read More ›

Not a teachable monument

Before we go any further, can we all agree that UofL President Ramsey’s push to have the Confederate monument moved is just a convenient diversion, at least in part, to make himself look like a humanitarian, when all he’s doing... Read More ›

We hear you LEO nation!

A couple of weeks ago, before being invaded by the NRA, Louisville was visited by Bernie Sanders, who was campaigning ahead of Kentucky’s primary. Finally, it was Louisville’s turn to “feel the Bern!” As editor of LEO, and an occasional... Read More ›

Dear National Rifle Association:

Really wish you’d just go away. Not just leave town. Disappear. Like evaporate. In lieu of that, however … Welcome to Louisville — our compassionate, possibility city! I’ve been told the NRA does a lot of good: from proper training... Read More ›