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OPINION: John David Dyche

Conservative columnist John David Dyche joined WDRB in April of 2013. His opinion pieces appeared for nearly a decade on the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial pages until his departure from the newspaper.
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  • DYCHE | Not so famous last words

    DYCHE | Not so famous last words

    Friday, January 29 2016 9:11 AM EST2016-01-29 14:11:54 GMT

    This is my last column for WDRB.com. It has been an honor and a privilege to have this forum.

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    This is my last column for WDRB.com. It has been an honor and a privilege to have this forum.

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  • DYCHE | Bevin calm amid the storms

    DYCHE | Bevin calm amid the storms

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 7:48 AM EST2016-01-26 12:48:00 GMT

    Kentucky’s political press is doing its job of reporting on the administration of new governor Matt Bevin. So far none of the negative stories have really stuck the way they did against the last Republican governor, Ernie Fletcher, a dozen years ago

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    Kentucky’s political press is doing its job of reporting on the administration of new governor Matt Bevin. So far none of the negative stories have really stuck the way they did against the last Republican governor, Ernie Fletcher, a dozen years ago

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  • DYCHE | Time to reconsider Presidential selection process?

    DYCHE | Time to reconsider Presidential selection process?

    Friday, January 22 2016 7:30 AM EST2016-01-22 12:30:11 GMT

    Sarah Palin's endorsement of Trump was a comically depressing illustration of the sad current situation.

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    Sarah Palin's endorsement of Trump was a comically depressing illustration of the sad current situation.

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  • DYCHE | Louisville Values

    DYCHE | Louisville Values

    Tuesday, January 19 2016 8:07 AM EST2016-01-19 13:07:40 GMT

    Kentuckians should try to bridge the gap between Louisville and the rest of the state.

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    Kentuckians should try to bridge the gap between Louisville and the rest of the state.

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  • DYCHE | Trump was wrong about football, too

    DYCHE | Trump was wrong about football, too

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 7:30 AM EST2016-01-12 12:30:08 GMT

    Donald Trump recently said football "has become soft, and our country has become soft." He accused NFL referees of throwing penalty flags to impress their wives watching the games on television.

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    Donald Trump recently said football "has become soft, and our country has become soft." He accused NFL referees of throwing penalty flags to impress their wives watching the games on television.

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  • DYCHE | Bevin prudent and happy so far

    DYCHE | Bevin prudent and happy so far

    Friday, January 8 2016 7:30 AM EST2016-01-08 12:30:09 GMT
    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin campaigned as a bold agent of dramatic change. It is admittedly early in his administration, but so far he seems to be governing as a cautious, incremental moderate. More >>

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin campaigned as a bold agent of dramatic change. It is admittedly early in his administration, but so far he seems to be governing as a cautious, incremental moderate.

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  • DYCHE | A Prayer for Political Leadership

    DYCHE | A Prayer for Political Leadership

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 7:30 AM EST2016-01-05 12:30:09 GMT

    As we move through the critical days and months ahead, be vigilant and pray for our political leadership at every level. We need each other.

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    As we move through the critical days and months ahead, be vigilant and pray for our political leadership at every level. We need each other.

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  • DYCHE | The Majority Leader Abides

    DYCHE | The Majority Leader Abides

    Friday, January 1 2016 7:30 AM EST2016-01-01 12:30:09 GMT
    Mitch McConnell is a conservative, but he is also a realist and an institutionalist who wants the Senate to function well and fulfill its constitutional role. He has withstood withering attacks from the far poles of the political spectrum and has emerged even stronger. More >>

    Mitch McConnell is a conservative, but he is also a realist and an institutionalist who wants the Senate to function well and fulfill its constitutional role. He has withstood withering attacks from the far poles of the political spectrum and has emerged even stronger.

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  • DYCHE | Louisville: violent and unsafe

    DYCHE | Louisville: violent and unsafe

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 2:27 PM EST2015-12-29 19:27:13 GMT

    Other big cities are suffering from the same sort of problems as Louisville, if not worse. But Louisville is our city.

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    Other big cities are suffering from the same sort of problems as Louisville, if not worse. But Louisville is our city.

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  • DYCHE | Wrong things I wrote this year

    DYCHE | Wrong things I wrote this year

    Friday, December 25 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-12-25 12:30:10 GMT

    As this retrospective makes painfully clear, I frequently fall short of the lofty goals of this column-writing enterprise.  For that I am sorry.  For your interest and understanding I am very grateful.

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    As this retrospective makes painfully clear, I frequently fall short of the lofty goals of this column-writing enterprise.  For that I am sorry.  For your interest and understanding I am very grateful.

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  • DYCHE | 'Twas the Week Before Session...

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-12-22 12:30:09 GMT

    'Twas the week before session when all through the state...Not a liberal was stirring, they awaited their fate...

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    'Twas the week before session when all through the state...Not a liberal was stirring, they awaited their fate...

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  • DYCHE | Ted Cruz: Pants aflame on immigration

    DYCHE | Ted Cruz: Pants aflame on immigration

    Friday, December 18 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-12-18 12:30:09 GMT

    Next time you hear Cruz calling someone else a liar, consider the source.

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    Next time you hear Cruz calling someone else a liar, consider the source.

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  • DYCHE | Stumbo should go

    DYCHE | Stumbo should go

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 7:50 AM EST2015-12-15 12:50:10 GMT
    Governor Bevin smartly appointed John Tilley of Hopkinsville as state Justice and Public Safety Secretary last week. Tilley, a Democrat, has served with distinction as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. More >>

    Governor Bevin smartly appointed John Tilley of Hopkinsville as state Justice and Public Safety Secretary last week. Tilley, a Democrat, has served with distinction as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. 

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  • DYCHE | Governor Bevin: Turning Talk into Results

    DYCHE | Governor Bevin: Turning Talk into Results

    Friday, December 11 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-12-11 12:30:09 GMT
    Standing before our beautiful state Capitol, Bevin employed a call and response motif with the state's motto, "United we stand, divided we fall." But inside that grand building Kentucky is divided.More >>

    Standing before our beautiful state Capitol, Bevin employed a call and response motif with the state's motto, "United we stand, divided we fall." But inside that grand building Kentucky is divided.

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  • DYCHE | A tale of two speeches

    DYCHE | A tale of two speeches

    Tuesday, December 8 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-12-08 12:30:09 GMT
    There is no setting for political oratory quite like the House of Commons, especially when it is packed for an important issue.More >>

    There is no setting for political oratory quite like the House of Commons, especially when it is packed for an important issue.

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  • DYCHE | We must each do our part during these dark days

    DYCHE | We must each do our part during these dark days

    Friday, December 4 2015 9:27 AM EST2015-12-04 14:27:10 GMT
    Sometimes the bad appears to be overwhelming the good. This is one of those times. More >>

    Sometimes the bad appears to be overwhelming the good. This is one of those times. 

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  • DYCHE | Republican women getting stronger in Kentucky politics

    DYCHE | Republican women getting stronger in Kentucky politics

    Dec 01, 2015 07:30 AM2015-12-02 12:50:54 GMT
    Conservative and Republican women have some presence in statewide political media, but merit more.More >>

    Conservative and Republican women have some presence in statewide political media, but merit more.

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  • DYCHE | Play the Kentucky Political Prediction Game

    DYCHE | Play the Kentucky Political Prediction Game

    Friday, November 27 2015 7:42 AM EST2015-11-27 12:42:47 GMT
    Think you know what the future holds for Kentucky's political landscape? WDRB columnist John David Dyche would like to hear from you.More >>

    Think you know what the future holds for Kentucky's political landscape? WDRB columnist John David Dyche would like to hear from you.

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  • DYCHE | Rubio Rising

    DYCHE | Rubio Rising

    Tuesday, November 24 2015 7:37 AM EST2015-11-24 12:37:06 GMT
    The 44-year-old Floridian also topped the GOP field for being honest and trustworthy. His 51 percent tally on that important measure poses a threat to Clinton on one of her greatest vulnerabilities.More >>

    The 44-year-old Floridian also topped the GOP field for being honest and trustworthy. His 51 percent tally on that important measure poses a threat to Clinton on one of her greatest vulnerabilities.

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  • DYCHE | Frankfort? Hope. Washington? Nope.

    DYCHE | Frankfort? Hope. Washington? Nope.

    Friday, November 20 2015 8:05 AM EST2015-11-20 13:05:53 GMT
    As to our new leadership in Frankfort, there is reason for optimism. Sadly, it is otherwise in Washington.More >>

    As to our new leadership in Frankfort, there is reason for optimism. Sadly, it is otherwise in Washington.

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  • DYCHE | U.S. must lead war on Islamic State

    DYCHE | U.S. must lead war on Islamic State

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-11-17 12:30:09 GMT
    America and what used to be called Christendom or Western Civilization need a leader who is up to the challenge. Otherwise, we may next be dealing with the fallout, figuratively and literally.More >>
    America and what used to be called Christendom or Western Civilization need a leader who is up to the challenge. Otherwise, we may next be dealing with the fallout, figuratively and literally.More >>
  • DYCHE | Free advice for Kentucky Democrats

    DYCHE | Free advice for Kentucky Democrats

    Friday, November 13 2015 8:09 AM EST2015-11-13 13:09:57 GMT
    The best thing about giving advice to Kentucky Democrats is that they will not take it. More >>
    The best thing about giving advice to Kentucky Democrats is that they will not take it. More >>
  • DYCHE | Bevin and the GOP's double-talk double-standard

    DYCHE | Bevin and the GOP's double-talk double-standard

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-11-10 12:30:07 GMT
    Do Republicans have a double-standard for double-talk that comes from their own?  It seems so, at least in Kentucky.More >>
    Do Republicans have a double-standard for double-talk that comes from their own?  It seems so, at least in Kentucky.More >>
  • DYCHE | The Night Kentucky Democrats Disintegrated

    DYCHE | The Night Kentucky Democrats Disintegrated

    Friday, November 6 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-11-06 12:30:04 GMT
    Do what they will, Democrats appear destined for extended exile into Kentucky's political wilderness. More >>
    Do what they will, Democrats appear destined for extended exile into Kentucky's political wilderness. More >>
  • DYCHE | The Bevin era begins

    DYCHE | The Bevin era begins

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 7:48 AM EST2015-11-04 12:48:40 GMT
    Bevin was the clear winner in debates against Conway, who will long be remembered for heavy sweating, nervous laughter, and bad jokes.More >>
    Bevin was the clear winner in debates against Conway, who will long be remembered for heavy sweating, nervous laughter, and bad jokes.More >>
  • DYCHE | Why I am voting for Drew Curtis for Governor

    DYCHE | Why I am voting for Drew Curtis for Governor

    Friday, October 30 2015 11:29 AM EDT2015-10-30 15:29:40 GMT
    I am voting for independent Drew Curtis for Governor even though I realize and have written that he cannot win. More >>
    I am voting for independent Drew Curtis for Governor even though I realize and have written that he cannot win. More >>
  • DYCHE | Halloween of a campaign concludes

    DYCHE | Halloween of a campaign concludes

    Tuesday, October 27 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-10-27 11:30:08 GMT
    The best thing about Kentucky's campaign for governor is that it is almost over.More >>
    The best thing about Kentucky's campaign for governor is that it is almost over.More >>
  • DYCHE | While my GOP gently weeps

    DYCHE | While my GOP gently weeps

    Saturday, October 24 2015 8:23 AM EDT2015-10-24 12:23:54 GMT
    The Republican Party’s long and colorful history of internal division is well-known. More >>
    The Republican Party’s long and colorful history of internal division is well-known. More >>
  • DYCHE | Iran's bad acts since nuke deal

    DYCHE | Iran's bad acts since nuke deal

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-10-20 11:30:04 GMT
    Three months have passed since the Obama administration announced its controversial nuclear deal with Iran. Obama admitted that he did not expect it to change Iranian behavior. For once he was right. More >>
    Three months have passed since the Obama administration announced its controversial nuclear deal with Iran. Obama admitted that he did not expect it to change Iranian behavior. For once he was right. More >>
  • DYCHE | Bevin and his Blueprint leave lots of unanswered questions

    DYCHE | Bevin and his Blueprint leave lots of unanswered questions

    Friday, October 16 2015 7:40 AM EDT2015-10-16 11:40:57 GMT
    Despite polls putting him slightly behind, Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin may win and be Kentucky’s next governor. What will he try to do if elected? More >>
    Despite polls putting him slightly behind, Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin may win and be Kentucky’s next governor. What will he try to do if elected? More >>
  • DYCHE | Louisville: Litter City USA?

    DYCHE | Louisville: Litter City USA?

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-10-13 11:30:07 GMT
    Louisville has a litter problem. More accurately, Louisville STILL has a litter problem.More >>
    Louisville has a litter problem. More accurately, Louisville STILL has a litter problem.More >>
  • DYCHE | Chris Christie takes on entitlement reform

    DYCHE | Chris Christie takes on entitlement reform

    Friday, October 9 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-10-09 11:30:07 GMT
    Christie deserves credit and congratulations for offering what voters claim they want -- detailed policy proposals to solve tough problems.More >>
    Christie deserves credit and congratulations for offering what voters claim they want -- detailed policy proposals to solve tough problems.More >>
  • DYCHE | Obama was right about Oregon

    DYCHE | Obama was right about Oregon

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-10-06 11:30:05 GMT
    I have never agreed with President Barack Obama about anything as much as I did his powerful statement after the hideous Oregon shooting rampage. More >>
    I have never agreed with President Barack Obama about anything as much as I did his powerful statement after the hideous Oregon shooting rampage. More >>
  • DYCHE | Kentucky 'doomed' regardless of who wins race for governor

    DYCHE | Kentucky 'doomed' regardless of who wins race for governor

    Friday, October 2 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-10-02 11:30:10 GMT
    Pope Francis met with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis -- but judging from this week's Kentucky Sports Radio gubernatorial debate, our entire state is in desperate need of divine intervention. More >>
    Pope Francis met with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis -- but judging from this week's Kentucky Sports Radio gubernatorial debate, our entire state is in desperate need of divine intervention. More >>
  • DYCHE | McConnell and Paul under pressure

    DYCHE | McConnell and Paul under pressure

    Tuesday, September 29 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-09-29 11:30:09 GMT
    If there was a current soundtrack for Kentucky’s pair of U.S. Senators it would be the Queen and David Bowie song “Under Pressure.”  Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both confront formidable political challenges, if not outright crises.More >>
    If there was a current soundtrack for Kentucky’s pair of U.S. Senators it would be the Queen and David Bowie song “Under Pressure.”  Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both confront formidable political challenges, if not outright crises.More >>
  • DYCHE | Assimilation, marriage and nukes merit more attention

    DYCHE | Assimilation, marriage and nukes merit more attention

    Friday, September 25 2015 9:21 AM EDT2015-09-25 13:21:51 GMT
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is not going to be President, but he has had one of the best lines of the campaign.  “Immigration without assimilation is invasion.”More >>
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is not going to be President, but he has had one of the best lines of the campaign.  “Immigration without assimilation is invasion.”More >>
  • DYCHE | A 2016 Republican team of rivals?

    DYCHE | A 2016 Republican team of rivals?

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-09-22 11:30:09 GMT
    In her 2005 bestseller Team of Rivals, popular historian Doris Kearns Goodwin told how Abraham Lincoln brilliantly brought into his administration the men he beat for the 1860 Republican nomination. The GOP would be smart to do something similar now. More >>
    In her 2005 bestseller Team of Rivals, popular historian Doris Kearns Goodwin told how Abraham Lincoln brilliantly brought into his administration the men he beat for the 1860 Republican nomination. The GOP would be smart to do something similar now. More >>
  • DYCHE | Kentucky Governor debate: a review

    DYCHE | Kentucky Governor debate: a review

    Friday, September 18 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-09-18 11:30:06 GMT
    Debates provide political entertainment as well as political education. They almost always reveal candidates’ personalities, which are undeniably important, but only sometimes elicit new or useful information about their mastery of information and positions on issues.More >>
    Debates provide political entertainment as well as political education. They almost always reveal candidates’ personalities, which are undeniably important, but only sometimes elicit new or useful information about their mastery of information and positions on issues.More >>
  • DYCHE | Kim Davis sideshow obscuring real issues in Kentucky

    DYCHE | Kim Davis sideshow obscuring real issues in Kentucky

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 9:06 AM EDT2015-09-15 13:06:29 GMT
    Kentucky confronts several huge challenges. We should elect our next governor based on who is best qualified to lead on these issues. Kentucky needs a bold leader who will try to do difficult things.More >>
    Kentucky confronts several huge challenges. We should elect our next governor based on who is best qualified to lead on these issues. Kentucky needs a bold leader who will try to do difficult things.More >>
  • DYCHE | Partisan president vs. the people sets bad precedent

    DYCHE | Partisan president vs. the people sets bad precedent

    Friday, September 11 2015 7:00 AM EDT2015-09-11 11:00:33 GMT
    Obama and entourage claim that Republicans, for reasons of partisan political advantage or worse, would not work with him. This is perhaps true for some, but the GOP has cooperated with him in good faith on other important issues, like trade. More >>
    Obama and entourage claim that Republicans, for reasons of partisan political advantage or worse, would not work with him. This is perhaps true for some, but the GOP has cooperated with him in good faith on other important issues, like trade. More >>
  • DYCHE | Dishonest Clinton puts Dems in dire straits

    DYCHE | Dishonest Clinton puts Dems in dire straits

    Tuesday, September 8 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-09-08 11:30:09 GMT
    By John David DycheWDRB ContributorPolls are finally reflecting what anyone who has been paying attention has known since the early 1990s. Hillary Clinton is dishonest and untrustworthy.Her dissembling about cattle futures and law firm billing records in that era were previews of her lying about Benghazi and her personal e-mail server in this one.Democrats long overlooked this obvious defect in Clinton’s character for two main reasons.  She is a Clinton and she is a woman.Be...More >>
    By John David DycheWDRB ContributorPolls are finally reflecting what anyone who has been paying attention has known since the early 1990s. Hillary Clinton is dishonest and untrustworthy.Her dissembling about cattle futures and law firm billing records in that era were previews of her lying about Benghazi and her personal e-mail server in this one.Democrats long overlooked this obvious defect in Clinton’s character for two main reasons.  She is a Clinton and she is a woman.Be...More >>
  • DYCHE | Adam Edelen - Auditor now, Senator later?

    DYCHE | Adam Edelen - Auditor now, Senator later?

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-09-01 11:30:08 GMT
    This column very rarely agrees with liberal MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow. But she is right about Kentucky state auditor Adam Edelen.More >>
    This column very rarely agrees with liberal MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow. But she is right about Kentucky state auditor Adam Edelen.More >>
  • DYCHE | The view from an empty nest

    DYCHE | The view from an empty nest

    Friday, August 28 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-08-28 11:30:07 GMT
    This is a more personal column than usual. Please forgive my self-indulgence.More >>
    This is a more personal column than usual. Please forgive my self-indulgence.More >>
  • DYCHE | The GOP best three

    DYCHE | The GOP best three

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-08-25 11:30:09 GMT
    Three members of the crowded Republican presidential field stand above the others in electability and presidential potential.More >>
    Three members of the crowded Republican presidential field stand above the others in electability and presidential potential.More >>
  • DYCHE | Mitch McConnell: Republican punching bag

    DYCHE | Mitch McConnell: Republican punching bag

    Friday, August 21 2015 7:43 AM EDT2015-08-21 11:43:06 GMT
    McConnell may be a Republican punching bag for months, at least until the party nominates a presidential candidate. How will he handle it? Probably quietly, and by just doing his job. More >>
    McConnell may be a Republican punching bag for months, at least until the party nominates a presidential candidate. How will he handle it? Probably quietly, and by just doing his job. More >>
  • DYCHE | Do the right thing, Rand

    DYCHE | Do the right thing, Rand

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-08-18 11:30:05 GMT
    Paul either should get out of the presidential race right now and focus on winning reelection to the Senate, or forsake a Senate bid so Republicans can run a full-time candidate focused on retaining that important seat. More >>
    Paul either should get out of the presidential race right now and focus on winning reelection to the Senate, or forsake a Senate bid so Republicans can run a full-time candidate focused on retaining that important seat. More >>
  • DYCHE | Donald Trump in American History

    DYCHE | Donald Trump in American History

    Friday, August 14 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-08-14 11:30:06 GMT
    What if Donald Trump had been around throughout American history? It might have gone something like this...More >>
    What if Donald Trump had been around throughout American history? It might have gone something like this...More >>
  • DYCHE | New Statues for Kentucky Capitol Front

    DYCHE | New Statues for Kentucky Capitol Front

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 9:29 AM EDT2015-08-11 13:29:07 GMT
    We should by all means appropriately honor and respect our state's colorful and interesting history, good and bad, without sanitizing it. But we should also strive to show that contemporary Kentucky has transcended parts of the past that have for too long held us back.More >>
    We should by all means appropriately honor and respect our state's colorful and interesting history, good and bad, without sanitizing it. But we should also strive to show that contemporary Kentucky has transcended parts of the past that have for too long held us back.More >>
  • DYCHE | Bevin is Kentucky's Trump

    DYCHE | Bevin is Kentucky's Trump

    Friday, August 7 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-08-07 11:30:11 GMT
    America in 2015 may be past the point of political no return. If Bevin wins the governorship, Trump wins the presidential nomination, and then Trump picks Bevin as his vice-presidential running mate you will know that it is.More >>
    America in 2015 may be past the point of political no return. If Bevin wins the governorship, Trump wins the presidential nomination, and then Trump picks Bevin as his vice-presidential running mate you will know that it is.More >>
  • DYCHE | Using scripture for political purposes

    DYCHE | Using scripture for political purposes

    Tuesday, August 4 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-08-04 11:30:04 GMT
    We should be extremely careful in using God, religion, and scripture as political weapons. People on both sides of the political aisle fall short in this regard, your correspondent among them.More >>
    We should be extremely careful in using God, religion, and scripture as political weapons. People on both sides of the political aisle fall short in this regard, your correspondent among them.More >>
  • DYCHE | Kentucky's Goldilocks race for governor

    DYCHE | Kentucky's Goldilocks race for governor

    Friday, July 31 2015 7:32 AM EDT2015-07-31 11:32:29 GMT
    On the eve of the Fancy Farm picnic Kentucky’s race for governor is a lot like the fairy tale Goldilocks. Republican Matt Bevin is too hot. Democrat Jack Conway is too cold.More >>
    On the eve of the Fancy Farm picnic Kentucky’s race for governor is a lot like the fairy tale Goldilocks. Republican Matt Bevin is too hot. Democrat Jack Conway is too cold.More >>
  • DYCHE | The women who would be Lieutenant Governor

    DYCHE | The women who would be Lieutenant Governor

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-07-28 11:30:08 GMT
    The next lieutenant governor of Kentucky will be a woman.  For the first time in the state’s history both major parties have a female in the second spot and so does the independent slate.More >>
    The next lieutenant governor of Kentucky will be a woman.  For the first time in the state’s history both major parties have a female in the second spot and so does the independent slate.More >>
  • DYCHE | The Democrats are Disastrous

    DYCHE | The Democrats are Disastrous

    Friday, July 24 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-07-24 11:30:09 GMT
    Republicans will overcome Trump. The real question is whether our country, state, and city can survive Democrats in the meantime.More >>
    Republicans will overcome Trump. The real question is whether our country, state, and city can survive Democrats in the meantime.More >>
  • DYCHE | Republican presidential race: substance vs. sideshow

    DYCHE | Republican presidential race: substance vs. sideshow

    Tuesday, July 21 2015 2:29 PM EDT2015-07-21 18:29:47 GMT
    It is a sad sign of these perilous times that public attention focuses more on outrageous utterances by billionaire buffoon Donald Trump than on thoughtful ideas from other Republican presidential candidates. More >>
    It is a sad sign of these perilous times that public attention focuses more on outrageous utterances by billionaire buffoon Donald Trump than on thoughtful ideas from other Republican presidential candidates. More >>
  • DYCHE | Being Nixon: A man divided

    DYCHE | Being Nixon: A man divided

    Friday, July 17 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-07-17 11:30:03 GMT
    If you like history and politics and are still looking for a good summer book pick up Being Nixon: A Man Divided by veteran Washington reporter and editor Evan Thomas.More >>
    If you like history and politics and are still looking for a good summer book pick up Being Nixon: A Man Divided by veteran Washington reporter and editor Evan Thomas.More >>
  • DYCHE | Bevin: Cowardice and questions

    DYCHE | Bevin: Cowardice and questions

    Tuesday, July 14 2015 2:52 PM EDT2015-07-14 18:52:01 GMT
    Matt Bevin, the Republican nominee for governor of Kentucky, recently called his Democratic opponent Jack Conway a “coward” when it comes to addressing certain issues and appearing before certain audiences.More >>
    Matt Bevin, the Republican nominee for governor of Kentucky, recently called his Democratic opponent Jack Conway a “coward” when it comes to addressing certain issues and appearing before certain audiences.More >>
  • DYCHE | U.S. women's soccer team inspires

    DYCHE | U.S. women's soccer team inspires

    Friday, July 3 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-07-03 11:30:04 GMT
    Perhaps we can observe a brief ceasefire from our battles to celebrate something that unites us. It is something the Founding Fathers never would have imagined: a women’s soccer team. More >>
    Perhaps we can observe a brief ceasefire from our battles to celebrate something that unites us. It is something the Founding Fathers never would have imagined: a women’s soccer team. More >>
  • DYCHE | Bad Week in Kentucky Governor Race

    DYCHE | Bad Week in Kentucky Governor Race

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 7:38 AM EDT2015-06-30 11:38:42 GMT
    Are Jack Conway and Matt Bevin really the best we can do, Kentucky?More >>
    Are Jack Conway and Matt Bevin really the best we can do, Kentucky?More >>
  • DYCHE | Self-identifying as a conservative

    DYCHE | Self-identifying as a conservative

    Friday, June 26 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-06-26 11:30:09 GMT
    Self-identification is all the rage these days, but as Caitlyn Jenner or Rachel Dolezal can attest, it can come with criticism. I self-identify as conservative. That upsets some commenters on my columns, who have called me “politically correct” and a “RINO,” or “Republican in Name Only.”More >>
    Self-identification is all the rage these days, but as Caitlyn Jenner or Rachel Dolezal can attest, it can come with criticism. I self-identify as conservative. That upsets some commenters on my columns, who have called me “politically correct” and a “RINO,” or “Republican in Name Only.”
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  • DYCHE | Kentucky: Ditch Jefferson Davis Statue

    DYCHE | Kentucky: Ditch Jefferson Davis Statue

    Tuesday, June 23 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-06-23 11:30:34 GMT
    I wrote my first column calling for removal of the Jefferson Davis statue from the Capitol rotunda in 2003. Others from both sides of the political aisle have since also called for ousting Davis from the commonwealth's pantheon and replacing him with someone more inclusive and representative.More >>
    I wrote my first column calling for removal of the Jefferson Davis statue from the Capitol rotunda in 2003. Others from both sides of the political aisle have since also called for ousting Davis from the commonwealth's pantheon and replacing him with someone more inclusive and representative.
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  • DYCHE | Ball warns LBJ about Vietnam escalation

    DYCHE | Ball warns LBJ about Vietnam escalation

    Friday, June 19 2015 7:46 AM EDT2015-06-19 11:46:19 GMT
    American leaders are agonizing over what to do about ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Media ask if the situation is a "quagmire." It is an appropriate time to look back at events a half-century ago that produced the quintessential quagmire, the Vietnam War.More >>
    American leaders are agonizing over what to do about ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Media ask if the situation is a "quagmire." It is an appropriate time to look back at events a half-century ago that produced the quintessential quagmire, the Vietnam War.More >>
  • DYCHE | Clinton & Fiorina: A comparison

    DYCHE | Clinton & Fiorina: A comparison

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 10:38 AM EDT2015-06-16 14:38:29 GMT
    Clinton and Fiorina are both women who are running for President. Other than having those two things in common, they could not be more different.More >>
    Clinton and Fiorina are both women who are running for President. Other than having those two things in common, they could not be more different.More >>
  • DYCHE | Is America at War?

    DYCHE | Is America at War?

    Friday, June 12 2015 7:59 AM EDT2015-06-12 11:59:41 GMT
    We may not be in World War III yet. We may not recognize it when we are. But there are ominous signs that things are moving inexorably in that direction. So perhaps we should pay closer attention to the Senate defense spending debate.More >>
    We may not be in World War III yet. We may not recognize it when we are. But there are ominous signs that things are moving inexorably in that direction. So perhaps we should pay closer attention to the Senate defense spending debate.More >>
  • DYCHE | Thank you, Jefferson County Public Schools

    DYCHE | Thank you, Jefferson County Public Schools

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 8:45 AM EDT2015-06-09 12:45:44 GMT
    Occasionally this column has criticized JCPS. It will undoubtedly do so again, but now is a time for gratitude and thanks.More >>
    Occasionally this column has criticized JCPS. It will undoubtedly do so again, but now is a time for gratitude and thanks.More >>
  • DYCHE | A modest proposal for gubernatorial debates

    DYCHE | A modest proposal for gubernatorial debates

    Friday, June 5 2015 7:38 AM EDT2015-06-05 11:38:52 GMT
    John David DycheJohn David Dyche
    A reader accused me of disparaging the Kentucky Sports Radio Republican gubernatorial primary debate in a recent column. That was not my intent.More >>
    A reader accused me of disparaging the Kentucky Sports Radio Republican gubernatorial primary debate in a recent column. That was not my intent.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | A Senate Primary for Rand Paul?

    DYCHE | A Senate Primary for Rand Paul?

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 8:07 AM EDT2015-06-02 12:07:07 GMT
    Rand Paul is simultaneously serving as Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator, seeking reelection to that office, and running for President. He faces several Republican foes for the presidency. Perhaps he should also face at least one for the Senate.More >>
    Rand Paul is simultaneously serving as Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator, seeking reelection to that office, and running for President. He faces several Republican foes for the presidency. Perhaps he should also face at least one for the Senate.More >>
  • DYCHE | More on pensions needed from Ky. Gov. candidates

    DYCHE | More on pensions needed from Ky. Gov. candidates

    Friday, May 29 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-05-29 11:30:10 GMT
    When the candidates finish expounding about why they prefer John Calipari or Rick Pitino, maybe they will favor us with a more meaningful explanation of their proposals for dealing with the state's pensions problem.More >>
    When the candidates finish expounding about why they prefer John Calipari or Rick Pitino, maybe they will favor us with a more meaningful explanation of their proposals for dealing with the state's pensions problem.More >>
  • DYCHE | McConnell, Paul and the Patriot Act

    DYCHE | McConnell, Paul and the Patriot Act

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-05-26 11:30:09 GMT
    The liberal national political press is giddy. The liberal state political press, still recovering from the Republican primary for governor, will soon join in. What could possibly be the source of such glee in the journalistic Left? Rand Paul has caused problems for Mitch McConnell in the Senate.More >>
    The liberal national political press is giddy. The liberal state political press, still recovering from the Republican primary for governor, will soon join in. What could possibly be the source of such glee in the journalistic Left? Rand Paul has caused problems for Mitch McConnell in the Senate.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | If Bevin win holds, Conway beware

    DYCHE | If Bevin win holds, Conway beware

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 9:54 AM EDT2015-05-20 13:54:28 GMT
    Things are already really interesting. If the recanvass changes the result they may rapidly become even more so. A full-blown recount could blow-up Republican unity regardless of who wins it.More >>
    Things are already really interesting. If the recanvass changes the result they may rapidly become even more so. A full-blown recount could blow-up Republican unity regardless of who wins it.More >>
  • DYCHE | GOP Gov. campaign a missed opportunity

    DYCHE | GOP Gov. campaign a missed opportunity

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 8:08 AM EDT2015-05-19 12:08:37 GMT
    The campaign approached, but ultimately did not achieve, the kind of in-depth, probing, challenging, substantive discussion of ideas, issues and visions that Kentucky so desperately needs.More >>
    The campaign approached, but ultimately did not achieve, the kind of in-depth, probing, challenging, substantive discussion of ideas, issues and visions that Kentucky so desperately needs.More >>
  • DYCHE | Lights, Cameras, Conway!

    DYCHE | Lights, Cameras, Conway!

    Friday, May 15 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-05-15 11:30:05 GMT
    Sometimes Jack Conway does not do his own job. Sometimes he wants to do the job of others. But he always likes a podium and cameras so he can feign whatever persona fits his political purpose of the moment.More >>
    Sometimes Jack Conway does not do his own job. Sometimes he wants to do the job of others. But he always likes a podium and cameras so he can feign whatever persona fits his political purpose of the moment.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | McConnell much better Senate leader than Reid

    DYCHE | McConnell much better Senate leader than Reid

    Tuesday, May 12 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-05-12 11:30:10 GMT
    Harry Reid is retiring at the end of his current term next year rather than risk being beaten by Republicans as he should have been last time. Good riddance.More >>
    Harry Reid is retiring at the end of his current term next year rather than risk being beaten by Republicans as he should have been last time. Good riddance.More >>
  • DYCHE | Republican race for governor roiled

    DYCHE | Republican race for governor roiled

    Friday, May 8 2015 8:17 AM EDT2015-05-08 12:17:22 GMT
    The campaign was until recently relatively issue-oriented and reasonably tame by past Republican primary standards. It has now degenerated into a squalid affair of ugly accusations, finger-pointing, threats, and unanswered questions.More >>
    The campaign was until recently relatively issue-oriented and reasonably tame by past Republican primary standards. It has now degenerated into a squalid affair of ugly accusations, finger-pointing, threats, and unanswered questions.More >>
  • DYCHE | Questions for Jack Conway

    DYCHE | Questions for Jack Conway

    Tuesday, May 5 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-05-05 11:30:09 GMT
    John David DycheJohn David Dyche
    The four Republican candidates for Kentucky governor are going through a grueling primary campaign. It could make the eventual winner a stronger candidate or conceivably weaken him for the fall general election.More >>
    The four Republican candidates for Kentucky governor are going through a grueling primary campaign. It could make the eventual winner a stronger candidate or conceivably weaken him for the fall general election.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | A Cruel April in politics

    DYCHE | A Cruel April in politics

    Friday, May 1 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-05-01 11:30:10 GMT
    April is gone after having once again borne out Eliot's characterization as "the cruelest month." Here are some political observations of how it mixed memory and desire and stirred dull roots with spring rain.More >>
    April is gone after having once again borne out Eliot's characterization as "the cruelest month." Here are some political observations of how it mixed memory and desire and stirred dull roots with spring rain.More >>
  • DYCHE | EXACTAS - Pairing Kentucky Politicians and the Derby Horses

    DYCHE | EXACTAS - Pairing Kentucky Politicians and the Derby Horses

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 9:44 AM EDT2015-04-28 13:44:25 GMT
    It's Derby week in Kentucky! Here is a tip sheet pairing some of the state's top politicians with some of this year's Derby horses.More >>
    It's Derby week in Kentucky! Here is a tip sheet pairing some of the state's top politicians with some of this year's Derby horses.More >>
  • DYCHE | Gay marriage: Who decides?

    DYCHE | Gay marriage: Who decides?

    Friday, April 24 2015 11:16 AM EDT2015-04-24 15:16:26 GMT
    After his first supportive column appeared almost 14 years ago, this conservative remains in favor of gay marriage. He is also still for passing it through the political processes.More >>
    After his first supportive column appeared almost 14 years ago, this conservative remains in favor of gay marriage. He is also still for passing it through the political processes.More >>
  • DYCHE | GOP governor hopefuls have big ideas

    DYCHE | GOP governor hopefuls have big ideas

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 7:46 AM EDT2015-04-21 11:46:59 GMT
    The Republican candidates for Kentucky's governorship have offered some creative, interesting, and relatively original policy ideas for improving Kentucky.More >>
    The Republican candidates for Kentucky's governorship have offered some creative, interesting, and relatively original policy ideas for improving Kentucky.More >>
  • DYCHE | CUBA: Temper hope with realism

    DYCHE | CUBA: Temper hope with realism

    Friday, April 17 2015 1:46 PM EDT2015-04-17 17:46:51 GMT
    Here's hoping Obama's gambit works, that the lives of the Cuban people improve, and that America's national interest is served.More >>
    Here's hoping Obama's gambit works, that the lives of the Cuban people improve, and that America's national interest is served.More >>
  • DYCHE | Sprint to finish in GOP governor race

    DYCHE | Sprint to finish in GOP governor race

    Tuesday, April 14 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-04-14 11:30:09 GMT
    The big race on the ballot is the four-man battle among Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner, and Will T. Scott for the Republican nomination for governor.More >>
    The big race on the ballot is the four-man battle among Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner, and Will T. Scott for the Republican nomination for governor.More >>
  • DYCHE | A Daniels-Rice 2016 Republican Dream Ticket

    DYCHE | A Daniels-Rice 2016 Republican Dream Ticket

    Friday, April 10 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-04-10 11:30:06 GMT
    If this columnist could select the next President and Vice President, they would be Mitch Daniels and Condoleezza Rice.More >>
    If this columnist could select the next President and Vice President, they would be Mitch Daniels and Condoleezza Rice.More >>
  • DYCHE | Rand Paul: Fusion or Confusion

    DYCHE | Rand Paul: Fusion or Confusion

    Tuesday, April 7 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-04-07 11:30:12 GMT
    The eyes of America, or at least of those who pay attention to politics, are on Louisville today. Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul is making official the presidential campaign he has been informally mounting since his election in 2010.More >>
    The eyes of America, or at least of those who pay attention to politics, are on Louisville today. Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul is making official the presidential campaign he has been informally mounting since his election in 2010.More >>
  • DYCHE | Comer platform comes in installments

    DYCHE | Comer platform comes in installments

    Friday, April 3 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-04-03 11:30:09 GMT
    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, one of four Republican candidates for governor, is issuing a policy platform in installments. He calls it the "Comer-McDaniel Plan for All Kentuckians."More >>
    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, one of four Republican candidates for governor, is issuing a policy platform in installments. He calls it the "Comer-McDaniel Plan for All Kentuckians."More >>
  • DYCHE | Can Carpe Diem seize Keeneland's Blue Grass Stakes?

    DYCHE | Can Carpe Diem seize Keeneland's Blue Grass Stakes?

    Thursday, April 2 2015 2:59 PM EDT2015-04-02 18:59:43 GMT
    When it comes to wagering this weekend's Derby preps, this non-expert will play one favorite, one strong non-favorite, and one longshot.More >>
    When it comes to wagering this weekend's Derby preps, this non-expert will play one favorite, one strong non-favorite, and one longshot.More >>
  • DYCHE | In the year 7 A.B.

    DYCHE | In the year 7 A.B.

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 9:49 AM EDT2015-03-31 13:49:19 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    U.S. President Barack Obama's impact on his country and the world was so profound that history was thereafter dated from his inauguration. But things were not good in the year 7 A.B. (After Barack).More >>
    U.S. President Barack Obama's impact on his country and the world was so profound that history was thereafter dated from his inauguration. But things were not good in the year 7 A.B. (After Barack).More >>
  • DYCHE | Heiner's "Kentucky First" Plan Disappoints

    DYCHE | Heiner's "Kentucky First" Plan Disappoints

    Friday, March 27 2015 7:57 AM EDT2015-03-27 11:57:22 GMT
    This column recently considered the published platform of Matt Bevin, one of Heiner's rivals for Republican nomination. Bevin's position paper is good not great, but it is better than Heiner's meager counterpart called "Kentucky First."More >>
    This column recently considered the published platform of Matt Bevin, one of Heiner's rivals for Republican nomination. Bevin's position paper is good not great, but it is better than Heiner's meager counterpart called "Kentucky First."More >>
  • DYCHE | Spring Break in Frankfort?

    DYCHE | Spring Break in Frankfort?

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-03-24 11:30:10 GMT
    Spring Break is upon us. Beaches are nice, of course, but if you are looking for an alternative trip – closer, cheaper, and perhaps of more educational value -- consider one focused on Kentucky history and politics in Frankfort, the state capital. Really.More >>
    Spring Break is upon us. Beaches are nice, of course, but if you are looking for an alternative trip – closer, cheaper, and perhaps of more educational value -- consider one focused on Kentucky history and politics in Frankfort, the state capital. Really.More >>
  • DYCHE | Dear Prince Charles, Welcome to Louisville!

    DYCHE | Dear Prince Charles, Welcome to Louisville!

    Friday, March 20 2015 11:26 AM EDT2015-03-20 15:26:36 GMT
    WDRB columnist John David Dyche pens an open letter to royalty, citing the virtues and challenges of the city of Louisville.More >>
    WDRB columnist John David Dyche pens an open letter to royalty, citing the virtues and challenges of the city of Louisville.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Crisis in the American Family

    DYCHE | Crisis in the American Family

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-03-17 11:30:09 GMT
    Some recent things have generated much-needed attention to certain societal trends that are hurting America's children and the country itself. Perhaps this will result in some long overdue action on these issues.More >>
    Some recent things have generated much-needed attention to certain societal trends that are hurting America's children and the country itself. Perhaps this will result in some long overdue action on these issues.More >>
  • DYCHE | FOUND: The Missing Hillary E-mails

    DYCHE | FOUND: The Missing Hillary E-mails

    Friday, March 13 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-03-13 11:30:10 GMT
    Here is a satirical look at what some of those deleted e-mails might say based on Clinton's shabby record as Secretary of State.More >>
    Here is a satirical look at what some of those deleted e-mails might say based on Clinton's shabby record as Secretary of State.More >>
  • DYCHE | Trapped between Munich and Vietnam

    DYCHE | Trapped between Munich and Vietnam

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 7:53 AM EDT2015-03-10 11:53:02 GMT
    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” So said philosopher George Santayana in what has become a staple of the columnist's trade.More >>
    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” So said philosopher George Santayana in what has become a staple of the columnist's trade.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Lincoln's Second Inaugural Still Relevant After 150 Years

    DYCHE | Lincoln's Second Inaugural Still Relevant After 150 Years

    Friday, March 6 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-03-06 12:30:08 GMT
    Again, as then, we need less malice, more charity, and firmness in the right, as God gives us to see it. Read the speech.More >>
    Again, as then, we need less malice, more charity, and firmness in the right, as God gives us to see it. Read the speech.More >>
  • DYCHE | Republicans imperfect, but lesser evil

    DYCHE | Republicans imperfect, but lesser evil

    Friday, February 27 2015 7:39 AM EST2015-02-27 12:39:44 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    When Republicans ask to be entrusted with power again Americans are understandably skeptical.More >>
    When Republicans ask to be entrusted with power again Americans are understandably skeptical. More >>
  • DYCHE | Beshear is Right: 'Democratic Party Has Lost its Way'

    DYCHE | Beshear is Right: 'Democratic Party Has Lost its Way'

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 1:59 PM EST2015-02-24 18:59:46 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    Democrats have indeed "lost their way," but their problem is precisely with their "progressive" core beliefs, not merely their messaging.More >>
    Democrats have indeed "lost their way," but their problem is precisely with their "progressive" core beliefs, not merely their messaging.More >>
  • DYCHE | Democrats and Kentucky's 2016 U.S. Senate Race

    DYCHE | Democrats and Kentucky's 2016 U.S. Senate Race

    Friday, February 20 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-02-20 12:30:12 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    WDRB columnist John David Dyche examines the potential Democratic contenders for Kentucky's 2016 U.S. Senate race.More >>
    WDRB columnist John David Dyche examines the potential Democratic contenders for Kentucky's 2016 U.S. Senate race.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Tough decisions on ISIS and Russia

    DYCHE | Tough decisions on ISIS and Russia

    Tuesday, February 17 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-02-17 12:30:09 GMT
    One thing is certain: our leadership, be it Obama, Congress, or presidential candidates, must do a better job of explaining the reality of the threats and making the case to the American people for their policies to keep the country safe.More >>
    One thing is certain: our leadership, be it Obama, Congress, or presidential candidates, must do a better job of explaining the reality of the threats and making the case to the American people for their policies to keep the country safe.More >>
  • DYCHE | Goodbye, Coach, and thank you

    DYCHE | Goodbye, Coach, and thank you

    Friday, February 13 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-02-13 12:30:12 GMT
    Two great men who happened to be basketball coaches died recently.More >>
    Two great men who happened to be basketball coaches died recently.More >>
  • DYCHE | Bobby Jindal: Spiritual Revival and War of Ideas

    DYCHE | Bobby Jindal: Spiritual Revival and War of Ideas

    Tuesday, February 10 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-02-10 12:30:09 GMT
    Bobby Jindal's bold blend of calling for a spiritual revival while fighting a war of ideas is an interesting avenue for doing so.More >>
    Bobby Jindal's bold blend of calling for a spiritual revival while fighting a war of ideas is an interesting avenue for doing so.More >>
  • DYCHE | The politics of 'REALLY?!?'

    DYCHE | The politics of 'REALLY?!?'

    Friday, February 6 2015 8:03 AM EST2015-02-06 13:03:37 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    Back when NBC's Saturday Night Live was funny, it featured a segment called "Really!?!." In it, Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler took turns heaping comic ridicule on deserving people and repeatedly asked with mock disbelief, "Really!?!" Anyone watching the contemporary political scene might well do the same thing.More >>
    Back when NBC's Saturday Night Live was funny, it featured a segment called "Really!?!." In it, Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler took turns heaping comic ridicule on deserving people and repeatedly asked with mock disbelief, "Really!?!" Anyone watching the contemporary political scene might well do the same thing.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | The Super Bowl and American Politics

    DYCHE | The Super Bowl and American Politics

    Tuesday, February 3 2015 3:57 PM EST2015-02-03 20:57:53 GMT
    "Five things" is a favorite motif of columnists these days. So here are five things about the Super Bowl that parallel modern American politics.More >>
    "Five things" is a favorite motif of columnists these days. So here are five things about the Super Bowl that parallel modern American politics.More >>
  • DYCHE | Bevin's back!

    DYCHE | Bevin's back!

    Friday, January 30 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-01-30 12:30:15 GMT
    So Matt Bevin is in. The man Mitch McConnell beat by 60 percent to 35 percent in last year's Republican U.S. Senate primary now seeks the GOP nomination for governor.More >>
    So Matt Bevin is in. The man Mitch McConnell beat by 60 percent to 35 percent in last year's Republican U.S. Senate primary now seeks the GOP nomination for governor.More >>
  • DYCHE | Keep an eye on Ohio's Kasich

    DYCHE | Keep an eye on Ohio's Kasich

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-01-27 12:30:13 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    Ohio Governor John Kasich is an intriguing possibility for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. More >>
    Ohio Governor John Kasich is an intriguing possibility for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. More >>
  • DYCHE | Rand Paul, Judicial Activist

    DYCHE | Rand Paul, Judicial Activist

    Friday, January 23 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-01-23 12:30:12 GMT
    Rand Paul appears to be joining a growing and impressive group of conservative and libertarian thinkers, including the influential columnist George Will, who embrace a concept long criticized by conservatives.More >>
    Rand Paul appears to be joining a growing and impressive group of conservative and libertarian thinkers, including the influential columnist George Will, who embrace a concept long criticized by conservatives.More >>
  • DYCHE | Questions and Answers

    DYCHE | Questions and Answers

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 8:35 AM EST2015-01-20 13:35:19 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    Here are some current political questions. One is being asked locally in Louisville, another statewide across Kentucky, the third nationally throughout America, and the last one all around the world. Answers are offered, too, although not necessarily the right ones.More >>
    Here are some current political questions. One is being asked locally in Louisville, another statewide across Kentucky, the third nationally throughout America, and the last one all around the world. Answers are offered, too, although not necessarily the right ones.More >>
  • DYCHE | Is immigration the GOP's winning issue?

    DYCHE | Is immigration the GOP's winning issue?

    Friday, January 16 2015 8:26 AM EST2015-01-16 13:26:46 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    Have you ever wondered why roofing crews seem to be comprised entirely of non-English-speaking immigrants while U.S. welfare rolls bulge, unemployment among young African-American men rages, the labor force participation rate for men aged 25 to 54 is at an all-time low? More >>
    Have you ever wondered why roofing crews seem to be comprised entirely of non-English-speaking immigrants while U.S. welfare rolls bulge, unemployment among young African-American men rages, the labor force participation rate for men aged 25 to 54 is at an all-time low? More >>
  • DYCHE | Comparing Kentucky to its neighbors

    DYCHE | Comparing Kentucky to its neighbors

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 12:50 PM EST2015-01-13 17:50:45 GMT
    Comparing Kentucky to its seven neighbors -- Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia -- is a useful exercise.More >>
    Comparing Kentucky to its seven neighbors -- Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia -- is a useful exercise.More >>
  • DYCHE | Beshear's Speech: A Response

    DYCHE | Beshear's Speech: A Response

    Friday, January 9 2015 8:05 AM EST2015-01-09 13:05:49 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    When the President delivers a State of the Union address, the opposition party gives a formal response. That tradition has not taken hold in Kentucky. So here is a response to Beshear, who has had indeed done some things well during his two terms.More >>
    When the President delivers a State of the Union address, the opposition party gives a formal response. That tradition has not taken hold in Kentucky. So here is a response to Beshear, who has had indeed done some things well during his two terms.More >>
  • DYCHE | Sen. McDaniel one to watch in Frankfort

    DYCHE | Sen. McDaniel one to watch in Frankfort

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 7:51 AM EST2015-01-06 12:51:55 GMT
    Why is he the legislator to watch? There are two main reasons.More >>
    Why is he the legislator to watch? There are two main reasons.More >>
  • DYCHE | In praise of Bush and Dole

    DYCHE | In praise of Bush and Dole

    Friday, January 2 2015 7:30 AM EST2015-01-02 12:30:12 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    Let us begin this new year by praising a pair of politicians from years past.More >>
    Let us begin this new year by praising a pair of politicians from years past. More >>
  • DYCHE | Political predictions for 2015

    DYCHE | Political predictions for 2015

    Tuesday, December 30 2014 7:30 AM EST2014-12-30 12:30:12 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    A year ago, this column imprudently made political predictions for 2014. They met with mixed success. Here are some new predictions for 2015.More >>
    A year ago, this column imprudently made political predictions for 2014. They met with mixed success. Here are some new predictions for 2015.More >>
  • DYCHE | Get ready for interesting Kentucky Governor race

    DYCHE | Get ready for interesting Kentucky Governor race

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-26 14:40:12 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    The race for governor will dominate Kentucky politics during 2015. It is already well underway, of course, but get ready for it to gear-up big time as the New Year begins.More >>
    The race for governor will dominate Kentucky politics during 2015. It is already well underway, of course, but get ready for it to gear-up big time as the New Year begins.More >>
  • DYCHE | The case for Obama

    DYCHE | The case for Obama

    Tuesday, December 23 2014 8:39 AM EST2014-12-23 13:39:35 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    This column regularly makes a conservative case against liberal Democratic President Barack Obama and his administration. But since it is Christmas, in the seasonal spirit of giving here is the case for them as they might make it.More >>
    This column regularly makes a conservative case against liberal Democratic President Barack Obama and his administration. But since it is Christmas, in the seasonal spirit of giving here is the case for them as they might make it.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Democrats say the darnedest things

    DYCHE | Democrats say the darnedest things

    Friday, December 19 2014 8:59 AM EST2014-12-19 13:59:28 GMT
    Sometimes a Democrat will surprise you.More >>
    Sometimes a Democrat will surprise you.More >>
  • DYCHE | Kentucky and the top 10 issues for states

    DYCHE | Kentucky and the top 10 issues for states

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 4:43 PM EST2014-12-16 21:43:04 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    Not surprisingly, Medicaid tops the list. Much media and the public uncritically accept Governor Steve Beshear's claim that his expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare has been a big success, but specific facts supporting this boast are few.More >>
    Not surprisingly, Medicaid tops the list. Much media and the public uncritically accept Governor Steve Beshear's claim that his expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare has been a big success, but specific facts supporting this boast are few.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Royalty and Revolutions

    DYCHE | Royalty and Revolutions

    Friday, December 12 2014 7:29 AM EST2014-12-12 12:29:10 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    America feels a little bit like pre-revolutionary France these days.Many of its streets are filled with race-related street protests, sometimes turning violent and engaging in wonton destruction of property. Both the police and the populace are increasingly and ever more formidably armed.More >>
    America feels a little bit like pre-revolutionary France these days.Many of its streets are filled with race-related street protests, sometimes turning violent and engaging in wonton destruction of property. Both the police and the populace are increasingly and ever more formidably armed.More >>
  • DYCHE | Jim Webb: The Democratic Anti-Hillary

    DYCHE | Jim Webb: The Democratic Anti-Hillary

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 7:49 AM EST2014-12-09 12:49:42 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    Democrats appear determined to anoint former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee in 2016. For the sake of the country, however, they should give serious consideration to former Secretary of the Navy and U.S. Senator from Virginia, Jim Webb, instead.More >>
    Democrats appear determined to anoint former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee in 2016. For the sake of the country, however, they should give serious consideration to former Secretary of the Navy and U.S. Senator from Virginia, Jim Webb, instead.More >>
  • SHRIBMAN | History comes in all sizes

    SHRIBMAN | History comes in all sizes

    Monday, December 8 2014 8:18 AM EST2014-12-08 13:18:19 GMT
    The most contentious historical question in the country is not a dispute over whether the is at heart a revolutionary or conservative force in world affairs, nor a conflict over how deep was Abraham Lincoln's devotion to the anti-slavery cause, nor even a battle over the origins of the Cold War. The most contentious historical question in the United States is over what history is -- or, more precisely, how long history is.More >>
    The most contentious historical question in the country is not a dispute over whether the is at heart a revolutionary or conservative force in world affairs, nor a conflict over how deep was Abraham Lincoln's devotion to the anti-slavery cause, nor even a battle over the origins of the Cold War. The most contentious historical question in the United States is over what history is -- or, more precisely, how long history is.More >>
  • DYCHE | Ideas for the General Assembly session

    DYCHE | Ideas for the General Assembly session

    Friday, December 5 2014 9:43 AM EST2014-12-05 14:43:50 GMT
    The upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly presents a depressing prospect. Once again, Senate Republicans will propose or pass good bills that House Democrats will block or kill.A few constructive measures may make it into law, but not many. More >>
    The upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly presents a depressing prospect. Once again, Senate Republicans will propose or pass good bills that House Democrats will block or kill.A few constructive measures may make it into law, but not many. More >>
  • DYCHE | Handicapping 2016 Republican presidential field

    DYCHE | Handicapping 2016 Republican presidential field

    Tuesday, December 2 2014 8:24 AM EST2014-12-02 13:24:21 GMT
    News: John David Dyche Opinion GraphicNews: John David Dyche Opinion Graphic
    Republicans ask each other two questions these days. "Who will be the GOP presidential nominee in 2016?" and "Who are you for?"More >>
    Republicans ask each other two questions these days. "Who will be the GOP presidential nominee in 2016?" and "Who are you for?"More >>
  • DYCHE | Paul: declare war, but don't win it

    DYCHE | Paul: declare war, but don't win it

    Friday, November 28 2014 8:52 AM EST2014-11-28 13:52:56 GMT
    Kentucky Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul wants to declare a war, but he does not want to win it.More >>
    Kentucky Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul wants to declare a war, but he does not want to win it.More >>
  • DYCHE | Thankfully, no cyber disaster yet

    DYCHE | Thankfully, no cyber disaster yet

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 7:37 AM EST2014-11-25 12:37:32 GMT
    President Obama's proclamation of executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants got the most attention, but was not the most important public statement by a U.S. government official last Thursday.More >>
    President Obama's proclamation of executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants got the most attention, but was not the most important public statement by a U.S. government official last Thursday.More >>
  • DYCHE | Obama the Despot

    DYCHE | Obama the Despot

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:29 AM EST2014-11-21 12:29:15 GMT
    President Obama's feeble attempts to compare his expansive amnesty to past actions by Republican Presidents Reagan and Bush fail.More >>
    President Obama's feeble attempts to compare his expansive amnesty to past actions by Republican Presidents Reagan and Bush fail.More >>
  • DYCHE | After bourbon summit, church

    DYCHE | After bourbon summit, church

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 7:30 AM EST2014-11-18 12:30:09 GMT
    There is something else Obama and McConnell ought to consider doing together. It involves a different kind of spirit. They should go to church together.More >>
    There is something else Obama and McConnell ought to consider doing together. It involves a different kind of spirit. They should go to church together.More >>
  • DYCHE | Another Plea for Charter Schools

    DYCHE | Another Plea for Charter Schools

    Friday, November 14 2014 8:43 AM EST2014-11-14 13:43:52 GMT
    Why not try at least a few true charter schools? It is practically impossible to imagine that the outcomes could be any worse than they have been for years, indeed decades, at some Jefferson County schools.More >>
    Why not try at least a few true charter schools? It is practically impossible to imagine that the outcomes could be any worse than they have been for years, indeed decades, at some Jefferson County schools.More >>
  • DYCHE | Jerry, We Hardly Knew Ye

    DYCHE | Jerry, We Hardly Knew Ye

    Nov 11, 2014 08:33 AM2014-11-13 15:09:49 GMT
    Jerry Abramson is abandoning the insignificant and obscure office to which he was elected -- lieutenant governor of Kentucky – for an even more insignificant and obscure office in the White House -- deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs.More >>
    Jerry Abramson is abandoning the insignificant and obscure office to which he was elected -- lieutenant governor of Kentucky – for an even more insignificant and obscure office in the White House -- deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs.More >>
  • DYCHE | Status quo in Kentucky House

    DYCHE | Status quo in Kentucky House

    Friday, November 7 2014 7:30 AM EST2014-11-07 12:30:08 GMT
    The happiness of Kentucky Republicans with Mitch McConnell's landslide win in the U. S. Senate race was tempered by disappointment with the poor showing in the contest for control of the state House of Representatives.More >>
    The happiness of Kentucky Republicans with Mitch McConnell's landslide win in the U. S. Senate race was tempered by disappointment with the poor showing in the contest for control of the state House of Representatives.More >>
  • DYCHE | Four election myths busted by Mitch McConnell

    DYCHE | Four election myths busted by Mitch McConnell

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 10:01 AM EST2014-11-05 15:01:39 GMT
    Mitch McConnell's enemies threw everything they had at him, but McConnell beat them all.More >>
    Mitch McConnell's enemies threw everything they had at him, but McConnell beat them all.More >>
  • DYCHE | Letter to the Losers

    DYCHE | Letter to the Losers

    Friday, October 31 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-10-31 18:30:00 GMT
    Columnist John David Dyche's open letter to the candidates who will lose in next week's election.More >>
    Columnist John David Dyche's open letter to the candidates who will lose in next week's election.More >>
  • DYCHE | Election Day Wills and Won'ts

    DYCHE | Election Day Wills and Won'ts

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-10-28 11:44:07 GMT
    Election Day is almost here, thank God. The choices are pretty clear for Kentuckians in the two biggest races: the one for the U. S. Senate and those for the Kentucky state House of Representatives.More >>
    Election Day is almost here, thank God. The choices are pretty clear for Kentuckians in the two biggest races: the one for the U. S. Senate and those for the Kentucky state House of Representatives.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | A Kentucky Boy's Political Memories

    DYCHE | A Kentucky Boy's Political Memories

    Friday, October 24 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-10-24 12:48:37 GMT
    John David Dyche recalls memories from childhood -- including a boyhood crush.More >>
    John David Dyche recalls memories from childhood -- including a boyhood crush.More >>
  • DYCHE | The Obamacare debate continues

    DYCHE | The Obamacare debate continues

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-10-21 19:02:29 GMT
    Liberal media routinely discuss Kynect, the Kentucky health insurance exchange website established pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in glowing, uncritical terms. Repeatedly singing its praise does not make it true, however.More >>
    Liberal media routinely discuss Kynect, the Kentucky health insurance exchange website established pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in glowing, uncritical terms. Repeatedly singing its praise does not make it true, however.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Obama in his own words

    DYCHE | Obama in his own words

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:35:38 GMT
    Kentucky's Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes will not say whether she voted for Barack Obama for President. Her reluctance is easy to understand.More >>
    Kentucky's Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes will not say whether she voted for Barack Obama for President. Her reluctance is easy to understand. More >>
  • DYCHE | Debate's over, let's vote

    DYCHE | Debate's over, let's vote

    The much-ballyhooed Kentucky Senate debate (actually, joint interview) is over. If only we could say the same for this too-long campaign.More >>
    The much-ballyhooed Kentucky Senate debate (actually, joint interview) is over. If only we could say the same for this too-long campaign.More >>
  • DYCHE | President Portman?

    DYCHE | President Portman?

    Friday, October 3 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-10-03 13:35:22 GMT
    "Who can beat Hillary?" Republicans everywhere are asking that question.More >>
    "Who can beat Hillary?" Republicans everywhere are asking that question.More >>
  • DYCHE | An early Thanksgiving as Autumn comes to Kentucky

    DYCHE | An early Thanksgiving as Autumn comes to Kentucky

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-30 11:30:12 GMT
    This column so often emphasizes our state's problems, it is only right from time to time to accentuate the positive. Here are a few highlights.More >>
    This column so often emphasizes our state's problems, it is only right from time to time to accentuate the positive. Here are a few highlights.More >>
  • DYCHE | How would Rand Paul destroy ISIS?

    DYCHE | How would Rand Paul destroy ISIS?

    Friday, September 26 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-26 11:30:40 GMT
    Paul's present predicament resembles the end of Batman episodes. The superhero seems trapped and doomed, but somehow always manages to escape. Will he again?More >>
    Paul's present predicament resembles the end of Batman episodes. The superhero seems trapped and doomed, but somehow always manages to escape. Will he again?More >>
  • DYCHE | Teach our children well

    DYCHE | Teach our children well

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-09-23 11:28:05 GMT
    Is it more important to teach children religious faith or tolerance?More >>
    Is it more important to teach children religious faith or tolerance?More >>
  • DYCHE | Separatism comes to Kentucky

    DYCHE | Separatism comes to Kentucky

    Friday, September 19 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-19 11:30:11 GMT
    What if secessionist or separatist sentiment blossoms in the Bluegrass State as it is seemingly everywhere else? What might it look like in Kentucky? One can imagine several scenarios.More >>
    What if secessionist or separatist sentiment blossoms in the Bluegrass State as it is seemingly everywhere else? What might it look like in Kentucky? One can imagine several scenarios.More >>
  • DYCHE | Rally Round Obama on ISIS

    DYCHE | Rally Round Obama on ISIS

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:28:09 GMT
    President Barack Obama gave a good speech Wednesday night. He needed to.More >>
    President Barack Obama gave a good speech Wednesday night. He needed to.More >>
  • DYCHE | U.S. must spend more on defense

    DYCHE | U.S. must spend more on defense

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-09-09 12:49:15 GMT
    Higher defense spending is in our interest because global order is in our interest. Global order is hardly guaranteed, but without a strong U.S. military, the odds of global disorder are much greater.More >>
    Higher defense spending is in our interest because global order is in our interest. Global order is hardly guaranteed, but without a strong U.S. military, the odds of global disorder are much greater.More >>
  • DYCHE | The 2015 Ky. governor's race gets more interesting

    DYCHE | The 2015 Ky. governor's race gets more interesting

    Friday, September 5 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-09-05 12:41:19 GMT
    One thing is certain about the race for Kentucky governor next year. It is wide open.More >>
    One thing is certain about the race for Kentucky governor next year. It is wide open.More >>
  • DYCHE | Teddy, Taft & the Muckrakers

    DYCHE | Teddy, Taft & the Muckrakers

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:29:09 GMT
    Doris Kearns Goodwin has done it again. The academic historian who writes like a popular historian hits another homerun with her latest book The Bully Pulpit, now out in paperback,More >>
    Doris Kearns Goodwin has done it again. The academic historian who writes like a popular historian hits another homerun with her latest book The Bully Pulpit, now out in paperback, More >>
  • DYCHE | Grimes: Bogus claims but no straight answers

    DYCHE | Grimes: Bogus claims but no straight answers

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:27:07 GMT
    Grimes makes a lot of baseless claims about McConnell. Will she ever tell Kentuckians the truth about herself?More >>
    Grimes makes a lot of baseless claims about McConnell. Will she ever tell Kentuckians the truth about herself?More >>
  • DYCHE | Obama, Paul and The ISIS Crisis

    DYCHE | Obama, Paul and The ISIS Crisis

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:35:13 GMT
    Some Republicans are pounding the drums for Obama to take the battle against ISIS into Syria and beyond. Not Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul.More >>
    Some Republicans are pounding the drums for Obama to take the battle against ISIS into Syria and beyond. Not Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Congress Unpopular, but Kentucky Reps Safe

    DYCHE | Congress Unpopular, but Kentucky Reps Safe

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:30:10 GMT
    All seven of Kentucky's congressional incumbents up for reelection this year look safe despite the unpopularity of Congress as a whole.More >>
    All seven of Kentucky's congressional incumbents up for reelection this year look safe despite the unpopularity of Congress as a whole.More >>
  • DYCHE | Resist we evil?

    DYCHE | Resist we evil?

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-12 11:38:55 GMT
    The seemingly sudden appearance and ascendancy of the Islamic State, or ISIS, again confronts America, and especially American Christians, with old questions of whether and how to resist international evil.More >>
    The seemingly sudden appearance and ascendancy of the Islamic State, or ISIS, again confronts America, and especially American Christians, with old questions of whether and how to resist international evil.More >>
  • DYCHE | America Needs Optimistic Leadership

    DYCHE | America Needs Optimistic Leadership

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-08 11:30:07 GMT
    The most dangerous of the many depressing results of a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll may be that "76% of adults lack confidence that their children's generation will have a better life than they do -- an all-time high."More >>
    The most dangerous of the many depressing results of a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll may be that "76% of adults lack confidence that their children's generation will have a better life than they do -- an all-time high." More >>
  • DYCHE | The Most Important Elections You've Never Heard Of

    DYCHE | The Most Important Elections You've Never Heard Of

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-08-05 12:03:59 GMT
    Another Fancy Farm full of sound and fury is past. Candidates strutted and fretted their few minutes on the statewide stage, their speeches signifying nothing we did not already know.More >>
    Another Fancy Farm full of sound and fury is past. Candidates strutted and fretted their few minutes on the statewide stage, their speeches signifying nothing we did not already know.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | In Praise of Paul Ryan

    DYCHE | In Praise of Paul Ryan

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:19:11 GMT
    America could use more politicians like Paul Ryan. A lot more.More >>
    America could use more politicians like Paul Ryan. A lot more.More >>
  • DYCHE | Saving Kentucky Shakespeare

    DYCHE | Saving Kentucky Shakespeare

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:49:52 GMT
    Matt Wallace and his team saved and strengthened Shakespeare this year.More >>
    Matt Wallace and his team saved and strengthened Shakespeare this year.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Republican Governor's race is urban vs. rural

    DYCHE | Republican Governor's race is urban vs. rural

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:28:06 GMT
    Many Republicans will base their vote on which man stands the best chance of beating Jack Conway, the likely Democratic nominee. Some may even consider which candidate would make the best governor.More >>
    Many Republicans will base their vote on which man stands the best chance of beating Jack Conway, the likely Democratic nominee. Some may even consider which candidate would make the best governor.More >>
  • DYCHE | Stop Doing These Things

    DYCHE | Stop Doing These Things

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:46:36 GMT
    Kentucky would be a better place if its citizens would simply stop doing a few things.More >>
    Kentucky would be a better place if its citizens would simply stop doing a few things. More >>
  • DYCHE | Serious Same-Sex Marriage Opinions

    DYCHE | Serious Same-Sex Marriage Opinions

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:40:16 GMT
    In his recent decision striking down Kentucky’s laws limiting marriage to one man and one woman, U.S. Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II derisively dismissed arguments made by Kentucky governor Steve Beshear. More >>
    In his recent decision striking down Kentucky’s laws limiting marriage to one man and one woman, U.S. Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II derisively dismissed arguments made by Kentucky governor Steve Beshear. More >>
  • DYCHE | A Platform for Kentucky Governor

    DYCHE | A Platform for Kentucky Governor

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-07-15 11:30:10 GMT
    My friends and fellow Kentuckians, I am announcing today that I am not running for governor in 2015. I therefore offer my platform free of charge to any and all of those good men and women who are interested in being the state's chief executive.More >>
    My friends and fellow Kentuckians, I am announcing today that I am not running for governor in 2015. I therefore offer my platform free of charge to any and all of those good men and women who are interested in being the state's chief executive.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Democrats do the Darndest Things

    DYCHE | Democrats do the Darndest Things

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-07-11 12:18:39 GMT
    Just last year ultra-liberal U. S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville lapsed into a childish kicking and screaming fit about Republican U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell misstating some things about Obamacare...More >>
    Just last year ultra-liberal U. S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville lapsed into a childish kicking and screaming fit about Republican U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell misstating some things about Obamacare...More >>
  • DYCHE | Play Nice, Kentucky Republicans

    DYCHE | Play Nice, Kentucky Republicans

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-07-08 11:44:26 GMT
    It is too bad Hal Heiner's campaign is criticizing James Comer, a likely rival for that the Republican gubernatorial nomination, as a "career politician." That epithet may poll test well, but it is not accurate, fair, or wise.More >>
    It is too bad Hal Heiner's campaign is criticizing James Comer, a likely rival for that the Republican gubernatorial nomination, as a "career politician." That epithet may poll test well, but it is not accurate, fair, or wise. More >>
  • DYCHE | The Sum of Conservative Fears

    DYCHE | The Sum of Conservative Fears

    Friday, June 27 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-06-27 11:53:24 GMT
    First and foremost, conservatives fear that America is in a broad-based decline, and that its best days are behind it.More >>
    First and foremost, conservatives fear that America is in a broad-based decline, and that its best days are behind it.More >>
  • DYCHE | Reality Summer: Obama's Awful Economy

    DYCHE | Reality Summer: Obama's Awful Economy

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-06-24 11:28:04 GMT
    The Obama administration is overwhelmed by crises and scandals. Almost overlooked amid the myriad foreign policy and political messes is the president's abject failure at his oft-proclaimed top priority: economic recovery.More >>
    The Obama administration is overwhelmed by crises and scandals. Almost overlooked amid the myriad foreign policy and political messes is the president's abject failure at his oft-proclaimed top priority: economic recovery.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Edelen is Out? Now What?

    DYCHE | Edelen is Out? Now What?

    Friday, June 20 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-06-20 12:14:32 GMT
    Republicans are relieved. Democrats are desperate.More >>
    Republicans are relieved. Democrats are desperate.More >>
  • DYCHE | Fancy Farm Should be Good this Year

    DYCHE | Fancy Farm Should be Good this Year

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-06-17 11:30:11 GMT
    The old-fashioned event at St. Jerome Catholic Church on the first Saturday in August each year should be on every Kentuckian's "bucket list."More >>
    The old-fashioned event at St. Jerome Catholic Church on the first Saturday in August each year should be on every Kentuckian's "bucket list." More >>
  • DYCHE | Ripon Society Republicans

    DYCHE | Ripon Society Republicans

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-06-13 14:35:21 GMT
    Moderates remain a significant part of the Republican Party. The Ripon Society remains their institutional voice.More >>
    Moderates remain a significant part of the Republican Party. The Ripon Society remains their institutional voice.More >>
  • DYCHE | The Thirty Million Dollar Kentucky Politician

    DYCHE | The Thirty Million Dollar Kentucky Politician

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-06-10 12:46:38 GMT
    This year marked the 40th anniversary of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man, starring Kentuckian Lee Majors of Middlesboro. Suppose that small fortune instead went into creating the perfect Kentucky politician by combining the best assets of the state's current crop.
    More >>
    This year marked the 40th anniversary of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man, starring Kentuckian Lee Majors of Middlesboro. Suppose that small fortune instead went into creating the perfect Kentucky politician by combining the best assets of the state's current crop.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | Grimes Got Her Guy: Obama

    DYCHE | Grimes Got Her Guy: Obama

    Friday, June 6 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-06-06 11:27:06 GMT
    Kentucky U. S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes was a proud Barack Obama delegate at the 2012 Democratic convention. Thanks a lot, Alison!More >>
    Kentucky U. S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes was a proud Barack Obama delegate at the 2012 Democratic convention. Thanks a lot, Alison!More >>
  • DYCHE | What's the matter with Louisville?

    DYCHE | What's the matter with Louisville?

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-06-03 11:30:09 GMT
    There is a lot to love about Louisville, which has had some notable successes.  Yet several large-scale and long-running leadership failures have left it lagging behind comparable cities.More >>
    There is a lot to love about Louisville, which has had some notable successes.  Yet several large-scale and long-running leadership failures have left it lagging behind comparable cities.More >>
  • DYCHE | Readers recoil at gun column

    DYCHE | Readers recoil at gun column

    Friday, May 30 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-05-30 13:33:57 GMT
    Folks sure love their guns. Some seem to love them more than they do their fellow human beings.More >>
    Folks sure love their guns. Some seem to love them more than they do their fellow human beings.More >>
  • DYCHE | We must act against gun violence now!

    DYCHE | We must act against gun violence now!

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-05-27 13:34:41 GMT
    More senseless, multiple-victim shootings marred the Memorial Day weekend. Such sickening slaughter has become numbingly commonplace in America.More >>
    More senseless, multiple-victim shootings marred the Memorial Day weekend. Such sickening slaughter has become numbingly commonplace in America.More >>
  • DYCHE | Mitch McConnell's Momentum

    DYCHE | Mitch McConnell's Momentum

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-05-21 16:44:10 GMT
    Mitch McConnell won Kentucky's Republican U. S. Senate primary election with 60 percent of the vote to challenger Matt Bevin's 35 percent.More >>
    Mitch McConnell won Kentucky's Republican U. S. Senate primary election with 60 percent of the vote to challenger Matt Bevin's 35 percent. More >>
  • DYCHE | A political nightmare

    DYCHE | A political nightmare

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-05-20 20:50:39 GMT
    There are some on the political Right who fear that future history books will recount the current era something like this...More >>
    There are some on the political Right who fear that future history books will recount the current era something like this...More >>
  • DYCHE | Buchanan, Obama and Paul: The Non-Interventionists

    DYCHE | Buchanan, Obama and Paul: The Non-Interventionists

    Friday, May 16 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-05-16 11:28:06 GMT
    The Non-Interventionists is not a punk band name (although it would a good one). It is a description of an unlikely political trio with a common attitude toward American foreign and national security policy.More >>
    The Non-Interventionists is not a punk band name (although it would a good one). It is a description of an unlikely political trio with a common attitude toward American foreign and national security policy.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | God Bless Gethsemani

    DYCHE | God Bless Gethsemani

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-05-13 13:59:35 GMT
    Pray for the monks of The Abbey of Gethsemani. It is the least you can do since they have been praying for you. More >>
    Pray for the monks of The Abbey of Gethsemani. It is the least you can do since they have been praying for you.  More >>
  • DYCHE | Who Was Watterson?

    DYCHE | Who Was Watterson?

    Friday, May 9 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-05-09 11:37:21 GMT
    Although the Watterson Expressway connects Louisville's eastern and western ends, a road honoring Henry Watterson should really run north and south.More >>
    Although the Watterson Expressway connects Louisville's eastern and western ends, a road honoring Henry Watterson should really run north and south.
    More >>
  • DYCHE | April - A Cruel Month for Kentucky Jobs

    DYCHE | April - A Cruel Month for Kentucky Jobs

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-05-06 17:17:21 GMT
    April was a cruel month for Kentucky jobs.More >>
    April was a cruel month for Kentucky jobs.
    More >>
  • DYCHE OPINION | Bluegrass State Is Turning Red

    DYCHE OPINION | Bluegrass State Is Turning Red

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-05-06 11:28:50 GMT
    A political crimson tide has been washing over Kentucky for decades.More >>
    A political crimson tide has been washing over Kentucky for decades.More >>
  • DYCHE | Exactas - Pairing Kentucky Politicians and Derby Horses

    DYCHE | Exactas - Pairing Kentucky Politicians and Derby Horses

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-04-29 12:09:13 GMT
    It’s Derby week in Kentucky!  Here is a tip sheet pairing some of the state’s top politicians with some of this year’s Derby horses. More >>
    It’s Derby week in Kentucky!  Here is a tip sheet pairing some of the state’s top politicians with some of this year’s Derby horses.  More >>
  • DYCHE | Questions for Senator McConnell

    DYCHE | Questions for Senator McConnell

    Friday, April 25 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-25 21:52:48 GMT
    He takes a lot of questions, but U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is a master at not actually answering them.More >>
    He takes a lot of questions, but U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is a master at not actually answering them.More >>
  • DYCHE | Previewing Kentucky's 2016 U.S. Senate Race

    DYCHE | Previewing Kentucky's 2016 U.S. Senate Race

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:30:09 GMT
    All eyes are focused on this year's Kentucky U.S. Senate race, but the next one is actually already underway.More >>
    All eyes are focused on this year's Kentucky U.S. Senate race, but the next one is actually already underway.More >>
  • DYCHE | Bravo, Jeb Bush!

    DYCHE | Bravo, Jeb Bush!

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-15 11:30:09 GMT
    If Jeb Bush decides to run and presents the best chance of beating Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Republican Party should unreservedly rally around him.More >>
    If Jeb Bush decides to run and presents the best chance of beating Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Republican Party should unreservedly rally around him.More >>
  • DYCHE | Horse Racing's Big Problems

    DYCHE | Horse Racing's Big Problems

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-08 11:30:13 GMT
    The unsolved 2012 murder of Adan Perez at Churchill Downs is symbolic of so much in thoroughbred horse racing now.More >>
    The unsolved 2012 murder of Adan Perez at Churchill Downs is symbolic of so much in thoroughbred horse racing now.More >>
  • DYCHE | The State of Horse Racing

    DYCHE | The State of Horse Racing

    Friday, April 4 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-04 11:45:42 GMT
    It's a good time to review the state of the business and sport of thoroughbred horse racing, especially in its Kentucky epicenter.  The report is mixed.More >>
    It's a good time to review the state of the business and sport of thoroughbred horse racing, especially in its Kentucky epicenter.  The report is mixed.More >>
  • DYCHE | American Power Grid Vulnerable to Attack

    DYCHE | American Power Grid Vulnerable to Attack

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-04-01 11:43:27 GMT
    The alarm is now sounding about the danger potential terrorist attacks on America's power grid pose. If national leadership is listening, it is not acting.More >>
    The alarm is now sounding about the danger potential terrorist attacks on America's power grid pose. If national leadership is listening, it is not acting.More >>
  • DYCHE | March Mob Madness in Louisville's Streets

    DYCHE | March Mob Madness in Louisville's Streets

    Friday, March 28 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-28 12:57:00 GMT
    The last few weeks in Louisville really have been the best of times and the worst of times.  It is a tale of two cities, but both are Louisville.More >>
    The last few weeks in Louisville really have been the best of times and the worst of times.  It is a tale of two cities, but both are Louisville.More >>
  • DYCHE | The Sonka Incident and "Newspinion"

    DYCHE | The Sonka Incident and "Newspinion"

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:07:26 GMT
    Kentucky's political press cannot abide a candidate who refuses to kowtow.More >>
    Kentucky's political press cannot abide a candidate who refuses to kowtow. Thus, the torrent of righteous indignation that has rained down on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell after his staff excluded an editor for LEO from a campaign press conference.More >>
  • DYCHE | A Political Celebration of Spring

    DYCHE | A Political Celebration of Spring

    Friday, March 21 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-03-21 11:30:07 GMT
    Once a year is probably not often enough to celebrate the goodness in those who hold opposing views, but is at least better than never.More >>
    Once a year is probably not often enough to celebrate the goodness in those who hold opposing views, but is at least better than never.More >>
  • DYCHE | All the Great Prizes

    DYCHE | All the Great Prizes

    Friday, January 31 2014 7:36 AM EST2014-01-31 12:36:26 GMT
    John Hay is one of the most interesting men in U. S. history.More >>
    John Hay is one of the most interesting men in U. S. history.More >>
  • DYCHE | Rand Paul Is Everywhere

    DYCHE | Rand Paul Is Everywhere

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 7:45 AM EST2014-01-28 12:45:02 GMT
    Rand Paul is clearly running for president, and with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie mired in controversy, he is now the Republican frontrunner.More >>
    Rand Paul is clearly running for president, and with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie mired in controversy, he is now the Republican frontrunner.More >>
  • DYCHE | Beshear's Budget Baloney

    DYCHE | Beshear's Budget Baloney

    Friday, January 24 2014 10:59 AM EST2014-01-24 15:59:19 GMT
    Gov. Beshear says, "This budget proposal clearly gives my answer:  We lead." Baloney!More >>
    Gov. Beshear says, "This budget proposal clearly gives my answer:  We lead." Baloney!More >>
  • DYCHE | Kentucky Politics: Who's Hot and Who's Not

    DYCHE | Kentucky Politics: Who's Hot and Who's Not

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 11:26 AM EST2014-01-21 16:26:06 GMT
    WDRB contributor John David Dyche has released his list of hot and not-so-hot politicians in Kentucky.More >>
    WDRB contributor John David Dyche has released his list of hot and not-so-hot politicians in Kentucky.More >>
  • DYCHE | Kentucky Needs Pro-Growth Tax Reform

    DYCHE | Kentucky Needs Pro-Growth Tax Reform

    Friday, January 10 2014 10:22 AM EST2014-01-10 15:22:39 GMT
    Here's hoping the specifics of the governor's tax reform plan fit the bill.  If they do, Republicans ought to work with him.More >>
    Here's hoping the specifics of the governor's tax reform plan fit the bill.  If they do, Republicans ought to work with him.More >>
  • DYCHE | Republicans vs. Stumbama

    DYCHE | Republicans vs. Stumbama

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-01-07 16:11:43 GMT
    This column recently ventured some predictions about what would happen in politics in 2014.  Now it will predict one thing that definitely not happen.More >>
    This column recently ventured some predictions about what would happen in politics in 2014.  Now it will predict one thing that definitely not happen.More >>
  • DYCHE | A Governor From Louisville?

    DYCHE | A Governor From Louisville?

    Friday, January 3 2014 10:51 AM EST2014-01-03 15:51:38 GMT
    Some members of Kentucky's media, including this one, occasionally say that the state has never had a governor from Louisville.More >>
    Some members of Kentucky's media, including this one, occasionally say that the state has never had a governor from Louisville.More >>
  • DYCHE | Beshear's Kentucky 2014: More Medicaid and fewer jobs

    DYCHE | Beshear's Kentucky 2014: More Medicaid and fewer jobs

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 7:30 AM EST2013-12-31 12:30:09 GMT
    The most recent Medicaid and job numbers paint a portrait of Kentucky as Steve Beshear begins his seventh year as governor.  It is not a pretty picture.More >>
    The most recent Medicaid and job numbers paint a portrait of Kentucky as Steve Beshear begins his seventh year as governor.  It is not a pretty picture.More >>
  • DYCHE | A Christmas Prayer for Peace

    DYCHE | A Christmas Prayer for Peace

    Friday, December 20 2013 7:29 AM EST2013-12-20 12:29:06 GMT
    This column often criticizes President Obama, but there is no doubt that he sincerely wants peace. The American people do, too.More >>
    This column often criticizes President Obama, but there is no doubt that he sincerely wants peace. The American people do, too.More >>
  • DYCHE | Next Year's Political News

    DYCHE | Next Year's Political News

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 3:06 PM EST2013-12-17 20:06:17 GMT
    As a service to readers who are either sick and tired of 2013 or pressed for time, this column presents next year's political news in advance.More >>
    As a service to readers who are either sick and tired of 2013 or pressed for time, this column presents next year's political news in advance.More >>
  • DYCHE | How can Eastern Kentucky soar?

    DYCHE | How can Eastern Kentucky soar?

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 3:23 PM EST2013-12-11 20:23:53 GMT
    The only option is a new and different approach to economic development.More >>
    The only option is a new and different approach to economic development.More >>
  • DYCHE | Conservatives Must Address Inequality and Mobility Issues

    DYCHE | Conservatives Must Address Inequality and Mobility Issues

    Friday, December 6 2013 7:30 AM EST2013-12-06 12:30:09 GMT
    For Republicans to reclaim the mantle of an opportunity and upward mobility party, and not just an anti-Obama one, they must always be mindful of how people now outside the party perceive them.More >>
    For Republicans to reclaim the mantle of an opportunity and upward mobility party, and not just an anti-Obama one, they must always be mindful of how people now outside the party perceive them.More >>
  • DYCHE | Kentucky Politics: More Questions Than Answers

    DYCHE | Kentucky Politics: More Questions Than Answers

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-03 22:15:39 GMT
    There are several questions people are or should be asking about Kentucky politics. More >>
    There are several questions people are or should be asking about Kentucky politics. More >>
  • DYCHE | A Look at the Bevin vs. McConnell Battle

    DYCHE | A Look at the Bevin vs. McConnell Battle

    Friday, November 29 2013 8:00 AM EST2013-11-29 13:00:07 GMT
    It is time to check in on Matt Bevin. Remember him?More >>
    It is time to check in on Matt Bevin. Remember him?More >>
  • DYCHE | America Really Needs Thanksgiving Now

    DYCHE | America Really Needs Thanksgiving Now

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 7:30 AM EST2013-11-26 12:30:09 GMT
    The national mood now resembles a bleak late November day.  Yet sincere prayers to God, of penitence and thanksgiving, are as appropriate as ever.More >>
    The national mood now resembles a bleak late November day.  Yet sincere prayers to God, of penitence and thanksgiving, are as appropriate as ever.More >>
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