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Today's Opinions

  • July 31, 2013: Our readers write

    Race in Zimmerman trial

  • July 30, 2013: Our reader's write

    Time to get real

    Americamight never have heard of Trayvon Martin if either I or another black had killed him. Over 90 percent of American black homicides are black on black. Efforts were made to present George Zimmerman as a racist white man; despite the fact that his mother is Peruvian Hispanic and his father is white, just to reopen angry wounds of the 1960s Civil Rights Era black experience in pursuit of a liberal agenda. Once again, black Americans got “played.”

  • Event manages to overcome conditions

    ISSUE: Cruisin’ the Heartland
    OUR VIEW: A successful transition

    Greeted by gray skies full of clouds that delivered some off-and-on showers, Saturday did not offer conditions typically conducive for pulling a classic car out of the garage. While this year’s version of Cruisin’ the Heartland did not enjoy the perfect weather of 2012, spirits of the participants were not dampened.

  • Things I learned from my father-in-law

    They let her know he wasn’t her “real” dad when she was a little girl.

    It stung, at least for a while.

    “I always thought I was my daddy’s ‘real’ little girl. I guess I was afraid that might change.”

    But it didn’t. Not even for a moment.

  • Guthrie challenges Duke deactivation

    ISSUE: Political motivations questioned
    OUR VIEW: Downsizing should be justified

  • In pursuit of fame, second chances are hard to come by

    Talent often is not enough.

    Coupled with hard work and determination, talent may take flight. But often in this complex, unfair world that combination still falls short.

    You also need good fortune and opportunity. And if you get one chance at success or fame, you better make the most of it.

    Second chances are even more rare.

    Marty Brown is pursuing his second chance.

  • Assault on economic sensibility

    “Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own,” was the pearl of wisdom I recently borrowed from the late Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman.

    Though I originally used the quote in reference to the Kentucky State Fair Board’s willingness to forgive debt obligations from the Louisville Arena Authority worth millions of taxpayer dollars, the principle applies in many other “arenas” (sorry) as well, including Kentucky’s public-pension system.

  • July 26, 2013: Our readers write

    McConnell no statesman

    Some voters say they will stick with Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014 because of his five terms of experience that have served Kentucky and America so well. More and more Kentuckians are fed up with Minority Leader McConnell’s roadblock tactics in the Senate. Multitudes of voters in the other 49 states also are unhappy with McConnell’s poor, negative leadership.