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Commentary: Tweeting is no way to communicate policy; discussion needed about gender issues

By Richard Nelson Special to KyForward President Trump’s tweet barring transgendered persons from serving in the military caught everyone off guard, including policy makers who are still trying to figure out exactly what it means. As we navigate the minefields of this highly charged issue there’s middle ground that nearly everyone can agree on: policy by tweet is no way to run a government....

KyCIR: Bevin among political leaders who sometimes block their critics on social media accounts

By Brendan McCarthy and June Leffler Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting Gov. Matt Bevin in recent months has turned to social media platforms to slam local media and share his political views directly with followers. But as Bevin ramped up his criticism and online dispatches, he’s also blocked more than 500 Twitter users from following him, according to records released this week by ProPublica,...