Most dangerous fake news

Fake news wasn’t invented in 2016. Remember what you browsed as you checked out at the grocery store: “Loni Anderson Gives Birth to Aqua Child with Gills!”

Whether people were in it to profit, or to undermine politicians, state leaders and institutions, they have been publishing fake news for centuries.

Today, there are three kinds of fake news. The most startling revelation of the Trumpian Times we live in is that they are all dangerously effective… and pose a threat to American stability, because of how fast information travels on social media.

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Was Noah a tax dodger, too?

So let’s get this straight: The Ark Park is a for-profit, theme-park attraction one day, and then a nonprofit the next… and then back to being a for-profit. And it all has to do with Ken Ham’s efforts to escape... Read More ›

A Citywide Buffer Zone

It’s not just the medical clinic that needs a buffer zone… this whole city could use a buffer zone. We recently lost two conventions that we wanted because of Kentucky’s new anti-LGBTQ law, and, instead, we got one that we... Read More ›

Leaked Bevin emails!

Well, LEO’s feature stories this week are about President Trump’s and Gov. Matt Bevin’s media manipulation and transparency. We figured that in the spirit of the Trump family’s email disclosure we’d just go ahead and make our own email discovery…... Read More ›

No amount is enough

I knew that economic inequality is at the heart of America’s institutional racism. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knew it, too, which is why he marched and fought for civil rights and economic equality. Yet, admittedly, I did not understand... Read More ›

The death panels

Well, we finally have death panels. Among the state laws taking effect this week is Senate Bill 4, changing the structure of medical malpractice lawsuits in Kentucky. Now, claims of malpractice will be reviewed by a panel before they are... Read More ›

Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevin have secrets

While the two men are polar-opposite personalities, Gov. Matt Bevin and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell operate much the same — in secret. They follow the purest conservative ideology, often backed by major conservative funders, the Koch brothers, and they do... Read More ›

Who got hurt at UofL?

All Hail UofL? … No. Aw hell, UofL. On the cover of The Courier-Journal on June 10, a damning story about the years-long, systematic, secretive abuse by ex-UofL President James Ramsey and his top officials… while on page 10, a... Read More ›

Abdication of Leadership

When U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot in the head, I thought America would finally realize we have a gun problem. Then, 20 schoolchildren were massacred by a lunatic armed with his family’s arsenal of weapons, and I thought that... Read More ›