Vote Tuesday like it’s November

A friend of mine who was a Republican and then became an independent, recently told me he was considering registering as a Democrat. I thought he had seen the light and was a full convert.

Not yet.

He realized voting in the Democratic primary in his solidly Democratic neighborhood is the only way to make his vote count in most state and local elections. Why? Because the winner of that primary will, almost certainly, win the general election in November.

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Leet’s campaign is over

Republican mayoral candidate Angela Leet’s avenue to wrest the mayor’s office away from two-term incumbent Greg Fischer was already claustrophobically narrow. After taking a non-position on the possible state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools, she may have closed that... Read More ›

School state takeover a ploy

“Public schools all over the country have problems, charter schools have problems, independent schools have problems, private schools have problems. They have problems with curriculum, they have problems with race, they have problems with gender, they have problems with history.... Read More ›

Gangs of Louisville

If Gov. Matt Bevin had been in a college fraternity, he would have been a member of a gang, according to the criteria of House Bill 169, which awaits his signature or veto. By the letter of the “Gang Violence... Read More ›

Matt ‘Never To Blame’ Bevin

Matt Bevin has been governor of Kentucky for three legislative sessions and the best he can come up with is: It’s not my fault. From the beginning of his administration, Bevin has used politicians, judges, teachers, the media and any... Read More ›

Dear President Bendapudi…

Congratulations on your appointment to become the next president of UofL. Your position and leadership come at a crucial time for the university. While you bring years of experience and perspective to the office, there are unique undercurrents that you... Read More ›

Teachers join the resistance

Teachers from 120 strong school districts marching at the state Capitol validate the belief that a wave is coming to Kentucky and Washington, D.C. this November. It’s easy to attribute the political activism we’re seeing across the country to the... Read More ›

Protect The Fur

Kentucky is the worst state in the country when it comes to animal protection laws, according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. We have been at the bottom of the list for 11 straight years. An examination of the politics... Read More ›

17 too young to marry

Despite lawmakers’ best efforts to keep Kentucky stuck in the past, the Commonwealth may be stepping out of the Dark Ages (at least on this issue), by raising the legal-marriage age to 18 years old... for the most part. Senate... Read More ›

Dr. Ricky Jones For President

[Will UofL Professor Dr. Ricky L. Jones become UofL's next president? Dr. Jones and LEO Executive Editor Aaron Yarmuth make a case for why he won't, but why he should be.] It’s easy to discount Dr. Ricky Jones’ candidacy to... Read More ›