LEO’s new generation

What a difference five years can make. In 2010, LEO’s editors asked me to reflect in this space on the publication’s first 20 years. It was an honor I appreciated and an effort I enjoyed. Now my son, Aaron, has afforded me the same privilege, and I am thrilled to try it again on the paper’s 25th birthday.

It’s crazy how life can come full circle, or at least semi-circle. Five years ago, neither Aaron nor I could have remotely considered the idea that he would be at the helm of my other child. But that is reality, and for me the development is both exciting and heartwarming.

I should resist the instinctive urge to make this (another) tribute to the man I have written about so often … but I can’t. While my perspective is about as biased as it could be, LEO’s recent history, present and future, are Aaron’s story, and I can offer observations neither he nor others can.

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The failure party

I am not sure who won the races for governor, secretary of state, attorney general or auditor yet, but by the time this prints the losing candidates’ staff may want to bookmark it to plan their candidate’s failure parties. Part... Read More ›

The Plain Brown Reaper

By accident or design, my recent letter to the editor that appeared in the Aug. 28, 2015, issue of LEO referred to me not as “The Plain Brown Rapper,” but rather as “The Plain Brown Reaper.” I like it. These are... Read More ›

The Kentucky Wildcat is a pussy

OK, I want to just state right off the bat that I am basically an easygoing kind of bird. Go along and get along is my motto. Ask anybody and they will tell you I am totally chill and always... Read More ›

A constitutional crisis of Obama’s making

As Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention, a lady asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin famously replied, “A republic … if you can keep it.” And,... Read More ›