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Al Cross; Now that the governor’s race is down to a grudge match, expect scorched-earth campaign

Kentucky voters delivered two mild surprises in Tuesday’s primaries for governor: Rocky Adkins ran a strong second to Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, and Robert Goforth ran a comparable second to Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. What does that mean for the fall? The performance of Adkins, the state House minority leader, has several threads that relate to the Beshear-Bevin contest. First,...

Bill Straub: It’s Trump, Trump and more Trump in KY, where he is in pretty high cotton, no matter what

Whither President Donald J. Trump? Well into his second year in office, Trump continues to divide the nation in a manner not seen since the late ‘60s. Polls show his job approval consistently hovers in the low 40s and Republican congressional leaders are concerned his status will result in massive losses come Election Day. But there remain some places where Trump is viewed with regard. And, despite...

Marcus Carey: What I learned from Tarzan movies and what it means to today’s drum-beating politics

As a boy I watched those old Tarzan movies in which jungle drums thumping away in the distance always foretold some frightening war to come. Then there were the Cowboy and Indian movies which sometimes featured war drums or smoke signals sending shivers of fear through the little band of settlers and their wagon trains. And while those images were carefully created by Hollywood with at best some scant...