High Time for Medical Pot

The science-based reasons for legalizing medical marijuana are too numerous to list here, but that doesn’t matter — state lawmakers are impervious to facts.

So, how about this argument: “It worked for me,” and “I can get it anyway.”

Those arguments were made by a Republican supporter of House Bill 136, which calls for legalizing pot as medicine.

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People over profits

For more of LEO’s preview coverage of the 2019 legislative session, go here. The 2019 legislative agenda for Greater Louisville Inc. is surprisingly progressive, albeit for the wrong reasons — it is all about making money. To be fair, GLI... Read More ›

Unused thoughts,
 2018 edition

As I sit in my quiet, desolate office the day after Christmas, I’m enthusiastic about my column for LEO’s 52nd issue of the year (and our 28th year of publication). While other news media are publishing and airing year-in-review, self-congratulatory... Read More ›

What will/should happen 
in 2019?

Good, bad or embarrassing, much of the future is predictable. Amazon and Walmart— the wealthiest companies in the world — still won’t pay employees livable wages. Elon Musk will be the first person to live on Mars, and Donald Trump... Read More ›

Balancing Airbnbs

It’s remarkable what the Louisville Metro Council is capable of when not distracted by loose belts and bathhouses. The council is showing signs of serious, constructive governing. Recently, an ordinance was filed that would put a three-month hold on issuing... Read More ›

Mitch must recuse himself

A pivotal moment of the Watergate scandal was when Kentucky Republican Sen. Marlow Cook called for President Nixon’s resignation. The rebuke of the president by a member of his own party, ultimately, doomed Cook’s political future. But history has validated... Read More ›

We ignore homelessness

One homeless person has died already while living on the streets as winter arrives. On Thanksgiving weekend, another homeless man died when someone allegedly set fire to his tent, which was part of a homeless camp where 15 to 20... Read More ›

Talking Turkey

[Ed. note: This is a throwback, timeless column, first published Nov. 24, 2004 by LEO’s founder. Unfortunately, the issues he raises are perhaps even more relevant today.] Let’s give thanks for our friends. Friends bring joy to our lives, help... Read More ›

Election just the beginning

Republicans won the high-profile races, but Democrats won the night. Kentucky has a long way to go, but Louisville is where the tide begins to turn… and this election speaks to that. Here are a few quick takes on who... Read More ›