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Bill Straub: Lear on Twitter and other things are we witnessing in the wake of the Mueller Report

John Leroy Maxwell authored a poem, later set to music, about a drunken degenerate who passes out in the gutter. He is soon joined in his idyll by a roaming pig. A woman passing nearby witnessed this slovenly scene and sniffed that you can tell a man “by the company he chooses.” “And the pig got up, and slowly walked away,’’ Maxwell wrote. Given that, it appears a whole passel of Kentucky...

Bill Straub: Worth it or not, the time is coming for decisions to be made and it has to be right

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created a bit of a stir in political circles this week when she told The Washington Post that she opposes impeaching President Trump (yech!) because the spectacle of attempting to remove him from office would prove “divisive to the country.” In something of a coda, Pelosi, a California Democrat, further offered that the blackguard currently holding down the nation’s...

Lewis Donohew: IRS scandal another tempest in a teapot, yet even sensible folks are swayed

President Obama is angry at the IRS. The Republicans are angry at the IRS and Obama. Someone in middle management is about to get lynched. His boss already has been lynched. Republicans want the person responsible put in jail. And for what?   It’s another tempest in a teapot.   According to the fired director of the IRS, it began as a bright idea by the person in middle management. Wouldn’t...

Henry Clay tribute: House Speakers
to honor ‘Great Compromiser’s’ legacy

Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and three former speakers — Nancy Pelosi, Jim Wright and Dennis Hastert — will pay a very special tribute to Kentucky’s own Henry Clay on June 24 at Transylvania University.   The Henry Clay Center on Statesmanship and the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation are offering an historic program called “The Role of the Speaker of the House: A Tribute to Henry...