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One of the most consequential lives of modern times began 200 years ago last Saturday. Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818, and looking back, it is clear that Marx represents one of the most monumental figures of the modern age, but monumental is just the start of the conversation that we should have about him. more

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Kentucky has a criminal gang problem. more

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Growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s in Cleveland, Ohio, I can still remember the difficulty I had with tuning the dial on the small AM transistor radio which I would sneak into class in late September to listen to the World Series through a small hidden earpiece. more

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“Bipartisan wins” in Frankfort seems like an oxymoron on the same level as “jumbo shrimp” and “bittersweet.” When reflecting on the recent legislative session, it would be easy to think of 2018 only as the year of placards and protests, accusations and apologies, parliamentary finagles and partisan politics. Yet, when it comes to Kentucky’s kids impacted by abuse or neglect, 2018 was marked by a number of significant bipartisan wins. more

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While numerous policies beneficial to all Kentuckians were passed in the 2018 session, children and families were the major winners. more

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Barbara Bush and I were both born in 1925. I was a tenant farmer’s child, and she was a rich girl from Rye, New York. We both learned to read and were passionate about everybody else’s learning to read, and evidently her parents taught her good manners, as did mine. more

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Over the years, legislatures across the country have rushed to pass gang violence prevention laws to appear tough on crime. Recently, the Kentucky legislature joined the cause, and on the last day of the session passed House Bill 169, the Gang Violence Prevention Act. The proponents claim the Act will somehow miraculously prevent both gangs and the increase in violent crime associated with gangs in Kentucky. more

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There is little disagreement in Louisville now that gangs are a problem. more

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Today is Tax Day, the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns. For many middle-class families and businesses, this date is circled on the calendar with regret and trepidation. But this year, this depressing day has a silver lining — simply put, it’s out with the old, and in with the new. more

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - The 2018 General Assembly is now history and while there are some obvious winners and losers, there are two other categories to consider: “both” or “too soon to tell.” more
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