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POV: Bill Lamb

Bill Lamb is the President and General Manager of WDRB. He has been expressing his point of view for more than a decade.

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  • GUEST POV | Time for a grand jury

    GUEST POV | Time for a grand jury

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-06-21 13:19:46 GMT

    Although the U of L Foundation audit graphically illustrates what I believe is the corruption of James Ramsey's presidency, it does not capture the full extent of the problems.

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    Although the U of L Foundation audit graphically illustrates what I believe is the corruption of James Ramsey's presidency, it does not capture the full extent of the problems.

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  • POV | Time’s Up for Dan Johnson

    POV | Time’s Up for Dan Johnson

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:00:18 GMT

    As most of us know by now, Metro Councilman Dan Johnson has been accused of multiple episodes of inappropriate behavior in the past few months. 

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    As most of us know by now, Metro Councilman Dan Johnson has been accused of multiple episodes of inappropriate behavior in the past few months. 

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  • GUEST POV | Why does Louisville need another government-run broadband network?

    GUEST POV | Why does Louisville need another government-run broadband network?

    Monday, June 19 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-06-19 15:07:33 GMT

    As Louisville taxpayers, we get to pay for two unnecessary government programs. And for what?

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    As Louisville taxpayers, we get to pay for two unnecessary government programs. And for what?

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  • POV | A rebuttal to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's comments about the media -- and WDRB

    POV | A rebuttal to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's comments about the media -- and WDRB

    Friday, June 16 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-06-16 21:05:20 GMT

    Matt Bevin will only be Governor for a limited time, but I can assure you that WDRB and other members of the media will continue to deliver great journalism long after he is out of office.

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    Matt Bevin will only be Governor for a limited time, but I can assure you that WDRB and other members of the media will continue to deliver great journalism long after he is out of office.

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  • POV | U of L should do better on NCAA appeal

    POV | U of L should do better on NCAA appeal

    Thursday, June 15 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-06-15 18:57:29 GMT

    Now for the NCAA to perhaps take away almost 125 victories they earned, the national championship, and demand millions of dollars back from tournament appearances is beyond punitive. It is a gross and despicable overreach.

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    Now for the NCAA to perhaps take away almost 125 victories they earned, the national championship, and demand millions of dollars back from tournament appearances is beyond punitive. It is a gross and despicable overreach.

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  • POV | U of L’s Past Sins Shouldn’t Dim Its Future

    POV | U of L’s Past Sins Shouldn’t Dim Its Future

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-13 20:00:17 GMT

    Before the much-awaited forensic audit came out last Thursday for the U of L Foundation and others, acting President Gregg Postel was smart to remind us that everything the audit would show was in the past.

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    Before the much-awaited forensic audit came out last Thursday for the U of L Foundation and others, acting President Gregg Postel was smart to remind us that everything the audit would show was in the past.

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  • GUEST POV | End pig wrestling

    GUEST POV | End pig wrestling

    Monday, June 12 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-06-12 20:30:12 GMT

    Surely our community could have found another means of entertainment that doesn't rely on bullying helpless animals.

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    Surely our community could have found another means of entertainment that doesn't rely on bullying helpless animals.

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  • POV | Baseball takes center stage

    POV | Baseball takes center stage

    Thursday, June 8 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-06-08 20:51:01 GMT

    Right in the middle of all the recent stories about crime, political shenanigans and other downers, there’s a story that should be making us all feel just a little bit better about things.

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    Right in the middle of all the recent stories about crime, political shenanigans and other downers, there’s a story that should be making us all feel just a little bit better about things.

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  • POV | We need more than prayer

    POV | We need more than prayer

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-06 20:00:53 GMT

    I'm no theologian, but I’ve always assumed that the God I grew up with was pretty good at keeping up with current events. 

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    I'm no theologian, but I’ve always assumed that the God I grew up with was pretty good at keeping up with current events. 

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  • GUEST POV | Support for Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana can help curb Louisville violence

    GUEST POV | Support for Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana can help curb Louisville violence

    Friday, June 2 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-06-02 18:30:54 GMT

    Studies show that for every $1.00 invested in our club kids, the community receives a return of over $10.00 in savings of government spending, including incarceration and welfare costs.

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    Studies show that for every $1.00 invested in our club kids, the community receives a return of over $10.00 in savings of government spending, including incarceration and welfare costs.

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  • POV | Police chief deserves council support - not blame

    POV | Police chief deserves council support - not blame

    Thursday, June 1 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-06-01 19:05:29 GMT

    It’s rarely difficult to recognize a serious problem. But it can be a lot trickier determining its real cause. Some local officials are barking up the wrong tree regarding one of Louisville’s most serious issues. 

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    It’s rarely difficult to recognize a serious problem. But it can be a lot trickier determining its real cause. Some local officials are barking up the wrong tree regarding one of Louisville’s most serious issues. 

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  • POV | VA Hospital to Jewish Location?

    POV | VA Hospital to Jewish Location?

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-30 20:30:11 GMT

    Sure, this idea to make Jewish the new VA Hospital may have its flaws. But it can’t hurt to at least talk about it.

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    Sure, this idea to make Jewish the new VA Hospital may have its flaws. But it can’t hurt to at least talk about it.

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  • POV | Here’s to the good teachers

    POV | Here’s to the good teachers

    Thursday, May 25 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-05-25 19:47:43 GMT

    Jefferson County’s public schools have taken a lot of journalistic heat during the past year. But this week reminds us that there’s a lot of success happening at JCPS as well. 

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    Jefferson County’s public schools have taken a lot of journalistic heat during the past year. But this week reminds us that there’s a lot of success happening at JCPS as well. 

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  • POV | How tough on crime should we be?

    POV | How tough on crime should we be?

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:00:19 GMT

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced a new policy ordering federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest possible charges against crime suspects in all cases.

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    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced a new policy ordering federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest possible charges against crime suspects in all cases.

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  • GUEST POV | Louisville, we need to have a long, hard talk about sewage

    GUEST POV | Louisville, we need to have a long, hard talk about sewage

    Friday, May 19 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-19 20:30:13 GMT

    While MSD facilities are out-of-sight and out-of-mind, it's time for an urgent conversation about continuing to protect Louisville's public health and safety.

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    While MSD facilities are out-of-sight and out-of-mind, it's time for an urgent conversation about continuing to protect Louisville's public health and safety.

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  • POV | A tradition with a reason

    POV | A tradition with a reason

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:24:42 GMT

    We're beginning our 16th year doing editorials on WDRB. And the question is, why do we do them? It's a simple question with several answers.

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    We're beginning our 16th year doing editorials on WDRB. And the question is, why do we do them? It's a simple question with several answers.

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  • POV | The Comey Case -- what's the real story?

    POV | The Comey Case -- what's the real story?

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:53:02 GMT

    Last week, President Trump portrayed the firing of FBI Director James Comey as the best solution to a serious American problem. But was the problem really with the country? Or with Trump himself? 

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    Last week, President Trump portrayed the firing of FBI Director James Comey as the best solution to a serious American problem. But was the problem really with the country? Or with Trump himself? 

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  • GUEST POV | Build the new VA hospital in Radcliff, not on Brownsboro Road

    GUEST POV | Build the new VA hospital in Radcliff, not on Brownsboro Road

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:30:13 GMT

    Congress controls the VA budget and Congress can stop the fraud, waste, abuse and greed. They just need to do it.

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    Congress controls the VA budget and Congress can stop the fraud, waste, abuse and greed. They just need to do it.

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  • POV | Kudos to Churchill Downs

    POV | Kudos to Churchill Downs

    Thursday, May 11 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-11 20:30:11 GMT

    Despite the unique challenges posed by the weather, I believe Churchill Downs put on one of the finest shows in its long history.

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    Despite the unique challenges posed by the weather, I believe Churchill Downs put on one of the finest shows in its long history.

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  • POV | 'None of the above' should be an option

    POV | 'None of the above' should be an option

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-09 20:00:20 GMT

    During just about every election – and especially the last one – I hear many people say they wish they had the choice of voting for “None of the Above.”

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    During just about every election – and especially the last one – I hear many people say they wish they had the choice of voting for “None of the Above.”

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  • POV | Welcome to Derby 143

    POV | Welcome to Derby 143

    Thursday, May 4 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-05-04 20:56:52 GMT

    As one of our city’s proudest, self-appointed ambassadors, I’d like to welcome all our out-of- town Kentucky Derby guests to Louisville.

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    As one of our city’s proudest, self-appointed ambassadors, I’d like to welcome all our out-of- town Kentucky Derby guests to Louisville.

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  • POV | Louisville’s crisis of leadership

    POV | Louisville’s crisis of leadership

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-05-02 19:39:33 GMT

    This community often finds it easy to grow disenchanted with its leaders. But do we expect too much in the way of perfection? And do we do our part to help them succeed? 

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    This community often finds it easy to grow disenchanted with its leaders. But do we expect too much in the way of perfection? And do we do our part to help them succeed? 

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  • OP-ED | An open letter from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    OP-ED | An open letter from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:57:09 GMT

    By writing a letter, emailing through my website, or calling my office, you can always voice your thoughts and concerns about the federal government and my work in the United States Senate.

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    By writing a letter, emailing through my website, or calling my office, you can always voice your thoughts and concerns about the federal government and my work in the United States Senate.

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  • POV | Spicer has earned the boot

    POV | Spicer has earned the boot

    Thursday, April 20 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-04-20 16:35:09 GMT

    A press secretary’s responsibility is to get your story out, clearly and favorably. But when your press secretary becomes the story, then you have a problem. 

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    A press secretary’s responsibility is to get your story out, clearly and favorably. But when your press secretary becomes the story, then you have a problem. 

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  • POV | Schnatter Should Explain Himself

    POV | Schnatter Should Explain Himself

    Apr 18, 2017 04:00 PM2017-04-19 12:31:41 GMT

    Tom Jurich has been a treasure to Louisville, not just the university but the city. Since the late 90s, he’s done more to raise the national profile of our entire community than any other single person.

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    Tom Jurich has been a treasure to Louisville, not just the university but the city. Since the late 90s, he’s done more to raise the national profile of our entire community than any other single person.

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  • POV | The death of airline customer service

    POV | The death of airline customer service

    Thursday, April 13 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-04-13 19:25:43 GMT

    Remember when one of the airlines decided they could save hundreds of thousands by removing a few olives in their in-flight meals?

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    Remember when one of the airlines decided they could save hundreds of thousands by removing a few olives in their in-flight meals?

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  • POV | Get aggressive with graffiti

    POV | Get aggressive with graffiti

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-04-11 20:00:17 GMT

    It's become pretty clear that graffiti vandals aren’t likely to see the light and stop their defacement of public and private property on their own any time soon. So it’s obviously up to the rest of us to find a way to dampen their enthusiasm.

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    It's become pretty clear that graffiti vandals aren’t likely to see the light and stop their defacement of public and private property on their own any time soon. So it’s obviously up to the rest of us to find a way to dampen their enthusiasm.

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  • GUEST POV | Save the NEA

    GUEST POV | Save the NEA

    Friday, April 7 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-04-07 19:22:32 GMT

    The National Endowment for the Arts promotes and strengthens the creative capacity of communities across the nation by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

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    The National Endowment for the Arts promotes and strengthens the creative capacity of communities across the nation by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

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  • POV | Is smoking on the way out?

    POV | Is smoking on the way out?

    Thursday, April 6 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-04-06 19:43:03 GMT

    For a long time, the marriage between our state and the tobacco industry has been pretty one-sided – profitable for the industry, but deadly to a lot of Kentuckians. But could a divorce be brewing? That’s coming up on Point of View.

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    For a long time, the marriage between our state and the tobacco industry has been pretty one-sided – profitable for the industry, but deadly to a lot of Kentuckians. But could a divorce be brewing? That’s coming up on Point of View.

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  • GUEST POV | Kentucky's 2017 General Assembly

    GUEST POV | Kentucky's 2017 General Assembly

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-04-04 20:21:01 GMT

    The 2017 Kentucky General Assembly ended in Frankfort Thursday night, and even though it was only a short, 30-day session, it was historic. 

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    The 2017 Kentucky General Assembly ended in Frankfort Thursday night, and even though it was only a short, 30-day session, it was historic. 

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  • GUEST POV | Child Abuse Prevention Month

    GUEST POV | Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Friday, March 31 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-03-31 19:30:17 GMT

    I think we can all agree that there is never a good reason to hurt a child. Unfortunately, statistics prove me wrong.

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    I think we can all agree that there is never a good reason to hurt a child. Unfortunately, statistics prove me wrong.

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  • POV | New U of L Foundation Board begins the cleanup

    POV | New U of L Foundation Board begins the cleanup

    Friday, March 31 2017 7:13 AM EDT2017-03-31 11:13:20 GMT

    It appears the out of control spending situation surrounding the University of Louisville Foundation is finally coming under some control.

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    It appears the out of control spending situation surrounding the University of Louisville Foundation is finally coming under some control.

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  • POV | Republican leadership fumbled Obamacare repeal

    POV | Republican leadership fumbled Obamacare repeal

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:00:24 GMT

    Now that the attempt to replace Obamacare with an alternate Republican plan has failed, the question is, why?

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    Now that the attempt to replace Obamacare with an alternate Republican plan has failed, the question is, why?

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  • POV | Flawed audit shouldn't be paid for

    POV | Flawed audit shouldn't be paid for

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:53:14 GMT

    Not only is a full refund of the study's cost overdue, but I believe a lawsuit to recover additional damages is certainly in order.

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    Not only is a full refund of the study's cost overdue, but I believe a lawsuit to recover additional damages is certainly in order.

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  • POV | Fischer not a rude host

    POV | Fischer not a rude host

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-03-21 20:01:34 GMT

    When yesterday’s rally in Louisville for President Trump was announced, I wasn’t surprised to hear that two of Mr. Trump’s bitterest opponents, Kentucky Third District Representative John Yarmuth and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, would be avoiding the event.

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    When yesterday’s rally in Louisville for President Trump was announced, I wasn’t surprised to hear that two of Mr. Trump’s bitterest opponents, Kentucky Third District Representative John Yarmuth and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, would be avoiding the event.

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  • POV | Go big with Bellarmine

    POV | Go big with Bellarmine

    Thursday, March 16 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-03-16 20:50:54 GMT

    The Cards and Cats may be getting most of the attention, but another local school is in the middle of its own basketball championship run.

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    The Cards and Cats may be getting most of the attention, but another local school is in the middle of its own basketball championship run.

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  • POV | The Bigots are Feeling Empowered

    POV | The Bigots are Feeling Empowered

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-03-14 20:00:21 GMT

    A few weeks ago, I criticized what I called “the overall coarsening of human interaction that’s been plaguing America,” and my example was the rude, obnoxious behavior that’s often exhibited by fans at sports events.

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    A few weeks ago, I criticized what I called “the overall coarsening of human interaction that’s been plaguing America,” and my example was the rude, obnoxious behavior that’s often exhibited by fans at sports events.

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  • POV | Graffiti -- a battle of wills

    POV | Graffiti -- a battle of wills

    Thursday, March 9 2017 1:18 PM EST2017-03-09 18:18:21 GMT

    While graffiti is still as prevalent as ever in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, the sad truth now is that no area is free from its ugly presence.

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    While graffiti is still as prevalent as ever in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, the sad truth now is that no area is free from its ugly presence.

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  • POV | River Road plan has merit

    POV | River Road plan has merit

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 7:19 AM EST2017-03-08 12:19:57 GMT

    I recently criticized an announced plan to narrow River Road to make it more bike-accessible. But since then, more details have emerged that have altered my thinking a little – at least, with a few remaining reservations.

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    I recently criticized an announced plan to narrow River Road to make it more bike-accessible. But since then, more details have emerged that have altered my thinking a little – at least, with a few remaining reservations.

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  • POV | A new Trump on display

    POV | A new Trump on display

    Monday, March 6 2017 7:43 AM EST2017-03-06 12:43:05 GMT

    After more than a month of him issuing petty Tweets, picking needless fights and going off-script to deliver ego-fueled rants, I was extremely pleased to see him present a new, much more mature persona.

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    After more than a month of him issuing petty Tweets, picking needless fights and going off-script to deliver ego-fueled rants, I was extremely pleased to see him present a new, much more mature persona.

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  • POV | Bad Behavior Mars Sports Events

    POV | Bad Behavior Mars Sports Events

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-28 21:00:20 GMT

    The sad thing about the screaming slurs that an agitated Tar Heel fan directed at U of L coach Rick Pitino during last week’s North Carolina game is that such behavior has now become pretty much routine at sports events.

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    The sad thing about the screaming slurs that an agitated Tar Heel fan directed at U of L coach Rick Pitino during last week’s North Carolina game is that such behavior has now become pretty much routine at sports events.

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  • POV | Guest Editorial - Children in crisis

    POV | Guest Editorial - Children in crisis

    Friday, February 24 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-02-24 20:59:02 GMT

    According to the Department of Community Based Services, there are currently over 8,100 children in out-of-home care across Kentucky. 

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    According to the Department of Community Based Services, there are currently over 8,100 children in out-of-home care across Kentucky. 

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  • POV | Darts and Laurels

    POV | Darts and Laurels

    Friday, February 24 2017 8:32 AM EST2017-02-24 13:32:09 GMT

    Time again for some Darts and Laurels.

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    Time again for some Darts and Laurels.

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  • POV | Trump is making it easy for his enemies

    POV | Trump is making it easy for his enemies

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-21 21:00:14 GMT

    There’s very little more cringe-worthy than hearing someone support one of your positions while sounding foolish in the process.

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    There’s very little more cringe-worthy than hearing someone support one of your positions while sounding foolish in the process.

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  • POV | Police HQ Mess Isn’t a New Problem

    POV | Police HQ Mess Isn’t a New Problem

    Friday, February 17 2017 3:00 PM EST2017-02-17 20:00:13 GMT

    Mayor Fischer is saying all the right things about it being a “horrible situation.” And he’s now moving many workers to other locations and announcing plans to discuss building a new police headquarters. But why was nothing done earlier

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    Mayor Fischer is saying all the right things about it being a “horrible situation.” And he’s now moving many workers to other locations and announcing plans to discuss building a new police headquarters. But why was nothing done earlier

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  • POV | JCPS is not a disaster

    POV | JCPS is not a disaster

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-14 21:00:18 GMT

    Last week Governor Bevin said JCPS is a “disaster.” I disagree. I think JCPS has problems and challenges, but it also has many great teachers who are dedicated to giving their students the best education possible.

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    Last week Governor Bevin said JCPS is a “disaster.” I disagree. I think JCPS has problems and challenges, but it also has many great teachers who are dedicated to giving their students the best education possible.

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  • POV | Safe Haven policy was unnecessary

    POV | Safe Haven policy was unnecessary

    Thursday, February 9 2017 3:41 PM EST2017-02-09 20:41:18 GMT

    It should actually be pretty easy to keep illegals out of our schools from the start.

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    It should actually be pretty easy to keep illegals out of our schools from the start.

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  • POV | Charter Schools Deserve Consideration

    POV | Charter Schools Deserve Consideration

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-07 21:00:19 GMT

    With Republicans dominating Frankfort, the charter school issue is now getting a lot more serious discussion in Kentucky.

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    With Republicans dominating Frankfort, the charter school issue is now getting a lot more serious discussion in Kentucky.

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  • POV | Bill to weaken merger is a bad idea

    POV | Bill to weaken merger is a bad idea

    Thursday, February 2 2017 1:34 PM EST2017-02-02 18:34:17 GMT

    With supposedly-merged Metro Louisville already having different tax rates and offering different services depending on where you live, why would anyone want to add to the confusion? 

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    With supposedly-merged Metro Louisville already having different tax rates and offering different services depending on where you live, why would anyone want to add to the confusion? 

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  • POV | Old Louisville’s food situation is desperate

    POV | Old Louisville’s food situation is desperate

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-31 21:00:18 GMT

    It’s always easy to find problems. But it’s often more difficult to identify villains to blame for those problems.

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    It’s always easy to find problems. But it’s often more difficult to identify villains to blame for those problems.

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  • POV | President Trump needs a thicker skin

    POV | President Trump needs a thicker skin

    Thursday, January 26 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-26 21:00:06 GMT

    After just a week in the White House, President Trump has already declared his first war. But the enemy in this case is a poorly chosen one. 

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    After just a week in the White House, President Trump has already declared his first war. But the enemy in this case is a poorly chosen one. 

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  • POV | One less smoke-filled backroom in Kentucky politics

    POV | One less smoke-filled backroom in Kentucky politics

    Thursday, January 19 2017 2:53 PM EST2017-01-19 19:53:00 GMT

    When you’re the one paying the bills, you like to know how the money’s being spent. But one longstanding backroom deal in Frankfort has been keeping Kentuckians in the dark about one big expense. 

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    When you’re the one paying the bills, you like to know how the money’s being spent. But one longstanding backroom deal in Frankfort has been keeping Kentuckians in the dark about one big expense. 

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  • GUEST POV | Supersedeas Bond Bill

    GUEST POV | Supersedeas Bond Bill

    Friday, January 13 2017 3:36 PM EST2017-01-13 20:36:39 GMT

    Supersedeas Bond… it doesn’t roll off the tongue, and it might make you want to fall asleep.  But PAY ATTENTION, the meaning of it could change economic development in this region forever. 

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    Supersedeas Bond… it doesn’t roll off the tongue, and it might make you want to fall asleep.  But PAY ATTENTION, the meaning of it could change economic development in this region forever. 

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  • POV | Private Bridge Maintenance a Good Idea

    POV | Private Bridge Maintenance a Good Idea

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-10 21:00:16 GMT

    If you bought a new car, would you be more comfortable with its maintenance being the responsibility of the manufacturer who designed and built it? Or a government agency called something like “Department of Automotive Upkeep?”

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    If you bought a new car, would you be more comfortable with its maintenance being the responsibility of the manufacturer who designed and built it? Or a government agency called something like “Department of Automotive Upkeep?”

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  • MCCONNELL | Obamacare repeal good for Kentucky

    MCCONNELL | Obamacare repeal good for Kentucky

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 9:23 AM EST2017-01-10 14:23:48 GMT

    I hope Democrats will agree to work with us on developing a replacement system. I hope they listen to the American people who have rejected the Obamacare promises.

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    I hope Democrats will agree to work with us on developing a replacement system. I hope they listen to the American people who have rejected the Obamacare promises.

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  • Guest POV | Kentucky Chamber Legislative Wish List

    Guest POV | Kentucky Chamber Legislative Wish List

    Saturday, January 7 2017 11:20 AM EST2017-01-07 16:20:01 GMT

    When the Kentucky General Assembly convened in Frankfort on Tuesday, it was historic! It marked the first time in almost a century since Republicans controlled the House of Representatives.

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    When the Kentucky General Assembly convened in Frankfort on Tuesday, it was historic! It marked the first time in almost a century since Republicans controlled the House of Representatives.

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  • POV | Social crusades will hurt economic reform

    POV | Social crusades will hurt economic reform

    Thursday, January 5 2017 3:35 PM EST2017-01-05 20:35:51 GMT

    Ever since the Republicans won the legislative majority in both statehouses in Kentucky, Governor Matt Bevin has promised a strong focus on passing bills that would foster a stronger economy and business climate in this year's session.

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    Ever since the Republicans won the legislative majority in both statehouses in Kentucky, Governor Matt Bevin has promised a strong focus on passing bills that would foster a stronger economy and business climate in this year's session.

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  • POV | Liberalism Lost the Popular Vote

    POV | Liberalism Lost the Popular Vote

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-03 21:00:18 GMT

    Since November’s election, many have questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s electoral victory by pointing out that Hillary Clinton actually received nearly three million more popular votes than Trump.

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    Since November’s election, many have questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s electoral victory by pointing out that Hillary Clinton actually received nearly three million more popular votes than Trump.

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  • POV | Darts and Laurels (12/29/16)

    POV | Darts and Laurels (12/29/16)

    Thursday, December 29 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-12-29 21:59:48 GMT

    Time for some year-end Darts and Laurels.

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    Time for some year-end Darts and Laurels.

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  • POV | Remembering the good with the bad of 2016

    POV | Remembering the good with the bad of 2016

    Tuesday, December 27 2016 3:46 PM EST2016-12-27 20:46:30 GMT

    The end of the year is a good time to be reflective.  

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    The end of the year is a good time to be reflective.  

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  • POV | Jurich is doing his part in the YUM! deal

    POV | Jurich is doing his part in the YUM! deal

    Thursday, December 22 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-12-22 21:53:01 GMT

    The Yum! Center is not generating the money it was projected to. Some people have pointed at the U of L athletic department saying U of L isn't paying its fair share. I disagree.

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    The Yum! Center is not generating the money it was projected to. Some people have pointed at the U of L athletic department saying U of L isn't paying its fair share. I disagree.

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  • POV | The Revolving Door of Crime

    POV | The Revolving Door of Crime

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-12-20 21:00:18 GMT

    Given 2016’s unprecedented local gun violence, what it will take to break the cycle?

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    Given 2016’s unprecedented local gun violence, what it will take to break the cycle?

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  • POV | U of L probation needs attention - now!

    POV | U of L probation needs attention - now!

    Thursday, December 15 2016 3:11 PM EST2016-12-15 20:11:04 GMT

    Last week's news that U of L has officially been placed on probation by its accrediting agency should provide a big wake-up call - not just for the school, but for our city

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    Last week's news that U of L has officially been placed on probation by its accrediting agency should provide a big wake-up call - not just for the school, but for our city

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  • POV | No Simple Answer to Murder Epidemic

    POV | No Simple Answer to Murder Epidemic

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-12-13 21:00:18 GMT

    Back in June, 50 people had already been murdered in Louisville in 2016, and I said that by New Year’s Day, 50 more Louisvillians would be shot dead.

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    Back in June, 50 people had already been murdered in Louisville in 2016, and I said that by New Year’s Day, 50 more Louisvillians would be shot dead.

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  • MCCONNELL | Protecting health care benefits for Kentucky’s miner retirees

    MCCONNELL | Protecting health care benefits for Kentucky’s miner retirees

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 10:43 AM EST2016-12-13 15:43:43 GMT

    One of the unfortunate legacies of the Obama Administration has been its zeal for overregulation, which has played a major role in closing coal mines and killing coal jobs across the nation.

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    One of the unfortunate legacies of the Obama Administration has been its zeal for overregulation, which has played a major role in closing coal mines and killing coal jobs across the nation.

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  • POV | Tolls are too high

    POV | Tolls are too high

    Thursday, December 8 2016 3:29 PM EST2016-12-08 20:29:25 GMT

    Despite my thoughts earlier this week regarding better ways to pay for the new Ohio River Bridges than tolls, I'm afraid that ship has already sailed. But is the system we're about to put into effect really the fairest for everyone?

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    Despite my thoughts earlier this week regarding better ways to pay for the new Ohio River Bridges than tolls, I'm afraid that ship has already sailed. But is the system we're about to put into effect really the fairest for everyone?

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  • POV | Are tolls the right solution?

    POV | Are tolls the right solution?

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-12-06 21:00:16 GMT

    Both new bridges will be open for business soon and, of course, we’ll be paying tolls to use them.

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    Both new bridges will be open for business soon and, of course, we’ll be paying tolls to use them.

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  • POV | What now for Cuba?

    POV | What now for Cuba?

    Thursday, December 1 2016 3:15 PM EST2016-12-01 20:15:07 GMT

    Now that Fidel Castro as a figurehead no longer exists, it's my hope that President Trump will see the small opening that has been created, not as an end in itself, but as an opportunity to achieve much, much more.

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    Now that Fidel Castro as a figurehead no longer exists, it's my hope that President Trump will see the small opening that has been created, not as an end in itself, but as an opportunity to achieve much, much more.

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  • POV | If I ruled the world

    POV | If I ruled the world

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 2:34 PM EST2016-11-29 19:34:13 GMT

    Every now and then, I like to dream about what I would do if I ruled the world.  

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    Every now and then, I like to dream about what I would do if I ruled the world.  

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  • POV | Happy Thanksgiving

    POV | Happy Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 24 2016 7:24 AM EST2016-11-24 12:24:35 GMT

    Considering the distressing levels of homicide and other violence in Louisville, as well as the overflow of personal incivility that accompanied our recent election, some might regard 2016 as a year that can’t be over soon enough. But I still think it’s worth celebrating, and here are a few of the reasons.

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    Considering the distressing levels of homicide and other violence in Louisville, as well as the overflow of personal incivility that accompanied our recent election, some might regard 2016 as a year that can’t be over soon enough. But I still think it’s worth celebrating, and here are a few of the reasons.

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  • POV | Walmart: The mayor did all he could

    POV | Walmart: The mayor did all he could

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 5:12 PM EST2016-11-22 22:12:05 GMT

    Last week I said the mayor should share in the blame for losing the Walmart in west Louisville.

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    Last week I said the mayor should share in the blame for losing the Walmart in west Louisville.

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  • GUEST POV | VA's credibility damaged by environmental study

    GUEST POV | VA's credibility damaged by environmental study

    Friday, November 18 2016 4:56 PM EST2016-11-18 21:56:53 GMT

    I had hoped that this EIS process would restore accountability and common sense, but instead it missed the point and further damaged the VA's credibility.  

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    I had hoped that this EIS process would restore accountability and common sense, but instead it missed the point and further damaged the VA's credibility.  

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  • POV | Hey Walmart! We have a few demands!

    POV | Hey Walmart! We have a few demands!

    Thursday, November 17 2016 3:35 PM EST2016-11-17 20:35:53 GMT

    Too many of us were too silent while egos and greed chased a great investment out of an area that desperately needed it.  

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    Too many of us were too silent while egos and greed chased a great investment out of an area that desperately needed it.  

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  • POV | A few post-election complaints

    POV | A few post-election complaints

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 4:04 PM EST2016-11-15 21:04:17 GMT

    I have a few post elections complaints. I think peaceful protesting is fine. Turning them into riots and looting is not.

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    I have a few post elections complaints. I think peaceful protesting is fine. Turning them into riots and looting is not.

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  • POV | Trump is Now Everyone's President

    POV | Trump is Now Everyone's President

    Thursday, November 10 2016 3:41 PM EST2016-11-10 20:41:27 GMT

    He will be our president and we all need him to be successful.

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    He will be our president and we all need him to be successful.

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  • POV | Unbiased journalism applies to all

    POV | Unbiased journalism applies to all

    Monday, November 7 2016 4:01 PM EST2016-11-07 21:01:40 GMT

    Last week, I did an editorial about the national media’s bias against the wealthy, the conservatives and the Republicans. I said that is it so obvious during this election cycle that the national media is barely trying to hide it anymore.

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    Last week, I did an editorial about the national media’s bias against the wealthy, the conservatives and the Republicans. I said that is it so obvious during this election cycle that the national media is barely trying to hide it anymore.

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  • POV | A sad time for journalism

    POV | A sad time for journalism

    Friday, November 4 2016 8:02 AM EDT2016-11-04 12:02:25 GMT

    Donald Trump says the media is trying to rig the election for Hillary Clinton through biased reporting. On this point he isn't wrong.

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    Donald Trump says the media is trying to rig the election for Hillary Clinton through biased reporting. On this point he isn't wrong.

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  • POV | Not voting still not an option

    POV | Not voting still not an option

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 4:10 PM EDT2016-10-25 20:10:26 GMT

    I said back in the spring that we are probably going to elect one of the worst, if not the worst, presidents in our history. It looks like we're still on track.

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    I said back in the spring that we are probably going to elect one of the worst, if not the worst, presidents in our history. It looks like we're still on track.

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  • POV | Fixed election is a myth

    POV | Fixed election is a myth

    Thursday, October 20 2016 3:35 PM EDT2016-10-20 19:35:44 GMT

    Some people view any competition in these simple terms: I can’t possibly be beaten -- unless the game is rigged. And while some would call that confidence, I call it something else. 

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    Some people view any competition in these simple terms: I can’t possibly be beaten -- unless the game is rigged. And while some would call that confidence, I call it something else. 

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  • POV | U of L needs to end the secrecy

    POV | U of L needs to end the secrecy

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-10-18 20:00:17 GMT

    The current unrest at U of L has raised many hard questions – both within the university community and the city and state at large. But hard facts about the situation have been difficult to come by.

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    The current unrest at U of L has raised many hard questions – both within the university community and the city and state at large. But hard facts about the situation have been difficult to come by.

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  • POV | Should begging be outlawed?

    POV | Should begging be outlawed?

    Thursday, October 13 2016 2:39 PM EDT2016-10-13 18:39:41 GMT

    It's rarely fun being panhandled. But do cities have the right to ban the practice completely?

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    It's rarely fun being panhandled. But do cities have the right to ban the practice completely?

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  • POV | Religious Freedom laws mean anything but

    POV | Religious Freedom laws mean anything but

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-10-11 20:00:17 GMT

    If Kentucky is serious about attracting new businesses to the state, one thing we must do is resist the temptation to pass any so-called “religious freedom” laws like the ones that are currently wreaking havoc in North Carolina and elsewhere.

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    If Kentucky is serious about attracting new businesses to the state, one thing we must do is resist the temptation to pass any so-called “religious freedom” laws like the ones that are currently wreaking havoc in North Carolina and elsewhere.

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  • POV | A felony shouldn't necessarily be a disqualifier

    POV | A felony shouldn't necessarily be a disqualifier

    Thursday, October 6 2016 3:13 PM EDT2016-10-06 19:13:23 GMT

    A lot of decent jobs are staying unfilled because of one single restriction that disqualifies many applicants. But is that restriction worth preserving? 

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    A lot of decent jobs are staying unfilled because of one single restriction that disqualifies many applicants. But is that restriction worth preserving? 

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  • POV | JCPS' 'Me Too' policy should be abolished

    POV | JCPS' 'Me Too' policy should be abolished

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-10-04 20:00:18 GMT

    Last week, The Jefferson County Board of Education approved an agreement with its teacher union that gives teachers an $820 raise this school year and a two percent raise next school year. I’m OK with this, since the raises seem reasonable and we should do all we can to keep our good teachers from leaving for higher-paying systems.

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    Last week, The Jefferson County Board of Education approved an agreement with its teacher union that gives teachers an $820 raise this school year and a two percent raise next school year. I’m OK with this, since the raises seem reasonable and we should do all we can to keep our good teachers from leaving for higher-paying systems.

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  • POV | Louisville must promote itself

    POV | Louisville must promote itself

    Thursday, September 29 2016 3:52 PM EDT2016-09-29 19:52:53 GMT

    As children, most of us were taught that making yourself the center of attention isn’t the best behavior. But sometimes, that’s the exact behavior that’s needed when you’re getting lost in the shuffle

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    As children, most of us were taught that making yourself the center of attention isn’t the best behavior. But sometimes, that’s the exact behavior that’s needed when you’re getting lost in the shuffle

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  • The presidential debate: This year does it really matter who won or lost?

    The presidential debate: This year does it really matter who won or lost?

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 4:20 PM EDT2016-09-27 20:20:42 GMT

    Monday’s night’s showdown between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton was the largest televised debate in U.S. history.

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    Monday’s night’s showdown between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton was the largest televised debate in U.S. history.

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  • POV | Solving the Unsolvable

    POV | Solving the Unsolvable

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-27 20:00:19 GMT

    While watching Monday night’s Presidential debate, I was struck by the number of problems discussed that – despite what the candidates may say – seem to actually have no solution.

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    While watching Monday night’s Presidential debate, I was struck by the number of problems discussed that – despite what the candidates may say – seem to actually have no solution.

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  • POV | Has the time actually come for U of L Football?

    POV | Has the time actually come for U of L Football?

    Thursday, September 22 2016 1:50 PM EDT2016-09-22 17:50:46 GMT

    One of this year’s biggest local news stories is the amazing start to the season by the University of Louisville football team.

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    One of this year’s biggest local news stories is the amazing start to the season by the University of Louisville football team.

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  • POV | Debates should be restricted to real contenders

    POV | Debates should be restricted to real contenders

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-20 20:00:18 GMT

    A Wall Street Journal article last week made the case that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson deserves a spot in next Monday’s first Presidential debate. The article was written by Mr. Johnson’s campaign manager Ron Nielson, but he still makes several compelling points.

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    A Wall Street Journal article last week made the case that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson deserves a spot in next Monday’s first Presidential debate. The article was written by Mr. Johnson’s campaign manager Ron Nielson, but he still makes several compelling points.

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  • POV | Parking lots should pay their fair share

    POV | Parking lots should pay their fair share

    Thursday, September 15 2016 5:01 PM EDT2016-09-15 21:01:09 GMT

    Business First’s report last week that the large parking lot at 300 West Broadway has sold for $3 million to a Las Vegas company really should raise some eyebrows.

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    Business First’s report last week that the large parking lot at 300 West Broadway has sold for $3 million to a Las Vegas company really should raise some eyebrows.

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  • POV | University Foundation needs transparency

    POV | University Foundation needs transparency

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-13 20:00:16 GMT

    The University of Louisville Foundation supposedly exists to help move U of L into the top tier of public universities. But it appears it may have been more concerned lately with secretively enriching a select few on the University’s organizational chart.

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    The University of Louisville Foundation supposedly exists to help move U of L into the top tier of public universities. But it appears it may have been more concerned lately with secretively enriching a select few on the University’s organizational chart.

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  • GUEST POV | Fairness Campaign Rebuts Farm Bureau Point of View

    GUEST POV | Fairness Campaign Rebuts Farm Bureau Point of View

    Monday, September 12 2016 4:47 PM EDT2016-09-12 20:47:45 GMT

    Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign, responds to WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb's criticism of LEO Weekly.

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    Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign, responds to WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb's criticism of LEO Weekly.

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  • POV | Time to wage war on graffiti

    POV | Time to wage war on graffiti

    Thursday, September 8 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-09-08 20:30:12 GMT

    Louisville, we have a problem -- specifically, the huge increase in graffiti that's evident in large parts of the city lately. 

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    Louisville, we have a problem -- specifically, the huge increase in graffiti that's evident in large parts of the city lately. 

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  • BILL LAMB | Donate to the American Red Cross

    BILL LAMB | Donate to the American Red Cross

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 4:50 PM EDT2016-09-06 20:50:05 GMT

    WDRB is making a $10,000 donation this week to the Red Cross and many of our employees are making their own contributions. I would encourage you to join us...

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    WDRB is making a $10,000 donation this week to the Red Cross and many of our employees are making their own contributions. I would encourage you to join us...

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  • POV | Colin Kaepernick is on his own

    POV | Colin Kaepernick is on his own

    Thursday, September 1 2016 3:00 PM EDT2016-09-01 19:00:10 GMT

    What's really left to say about San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit down during the National Anthem to protest wrongdoings against minorities in the United States?

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    What's really left to say about San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit down during the National Anthem to protest wrongdoings against minorities in the United States?

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  • POV | LEO's gay stance is intolerant

    POV | LEO's gay stance is intolerant

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-08-30 20:00:18 GMT

    If the gay community wants more tolerance and acceptance, then they need to respect other people’s core values and stop screaming that anyone who doesn’t support every aspect of the gay agenda is a hater.

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    If the gay community wants more tolerance and acceptance, then they need to respect other people’s core values and stop screaming that anyone who doesn’t support every aspect of the gay agenda is a hater.

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  • MCCONNELL | Once-Broken Senate is Working Again

    MCCONNELL | Once-Broken Senate is Working Again

    Monday, August 29 2016 4:36 PM EDT2016-08-29 20:36:42 GMT

    In this op-ed piece, Mitch McConnell says that in the time since he became the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, "it's clear the Senate really is back to work."

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    In this op-ed piece, Mitch McConnell says that in the time since he became the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, "it's clear the Senate really is back to work."

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  • POV | The Lesson of Lochte's downfall

    POV | The Lesson of Lochte's downfall

    Thursday, August 25 2016 4:19 PM EDT2016-08-25 20:19:04 GMT

    You can make the right decision 999 times, but a single bad decision can make everyone forget all the good ones, and follow you around for the rest of your life.

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    You can make the right decision 999 times, but a single bad decision can make everyone forget all the good ones, and follow you around for the rest of your life.

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  • POV | Prison Overcrowding is a Complex Problem

    POV | Prison Overcrowding is a Complex Problem

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-08-23 20:00:15 GMT

    Overcrowding in our prisons and jails is a huge problem, both locally and nationally. But no matter what’s suggested as a solution, it seems guaranteed to enrage a large number of people.

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    Overcrowding in our prisons and jails is a huge problem, both locally and nationally. But no matter what’s suggested as a solution, it seems guaranteed to enrage a large number of people.

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  • POV | An open letter to Donald J. Trump

    POV | An open letter to Donald J. Trump

    Thursday, August 18 2016 4:09 PM EDT2016-08-18 20:09:10 GMT

    This is an open letter to Donald J. Trump, Republican candidate for President of the United States.

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    This is an open letter to Donald J. Trump, Republican candidate for President of the United States.

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  • POV | Straight Ticket Voting a Bad Idea

    POV | Straight Ticket Voting a Bad Idea

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-08-16 20:00:15 GMT

    One of the things that’s always seemed wrong to me is the option we’re given at the polls to vote a straight party ticket with a single check mark or pull of a lever, because this has always made it too easy for the results of the highest-profile races – like this year’s Presidential battle – to have a disproportionate influence over down-ballot races that really should be considered independently.

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    One of the things that’s always seemed wrong to me is the option we’re given at the polls to vote a straight party ticket with a single check mark or pull of a lever, because this has always made it too easy for the results of the highest-profile races – like this year’s Presidential battle – to have a disproportionate influence over down-ballot races that really should be considered independently.

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  • POV | A tale of two downtowns

    POV | A tale of two downtowns

    Thursday, August 11 2016 4:01 PM EDT2016-08-11 20:01:49 GMT

    I’m sad to still hear some people call downtown a terribly dangerous place they’d never dare visit.

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    I’m sad to still hear some people call downtown a terribly dangerous place they’d never dare visit.

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  • POV | Chicago police shooting justified

    POV | Chicago police shooting justified

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 3:00 PM EDT2016-08-09 19:00:16 GMT

    Late last week, an unarmed African American male was shot in the back by a Chicago cop and died. Those are the only facts necessary to get some people all agitated again with the police. The rest of the facts seem inconvenient.

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    Late last week, an unarmed African American male was shot in the back by a Chicago cop and died. Those are the only facts necessary to get some people all agitated again with the police. The rest of the facts seem inconvenient.

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