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Bill Straub: Lone holdout in U.S. House on vote to support Hong Kong freedom fighters was Massie

It was Aesop who first noted that a man is known by the company he keeps. With that in mind, Rep. Thomas Massie, aka Wonder Boy, might want to reconsider cozying up to his new BFFs, notorious international tormentors Russia and China, who aren’t exactly known for having the best interests of the United States in mind. Massie, R-SomewhereorotherLewisCounty, has long looked at Russia with admiring...

Bill Straub: The time has come to declare
the Kentucky Whiz Kid an abysmal failure

Some years ago, too many to be perfectly frank, my old pal Big Al Suderley told me he had broken up with his girlfriend, who he at all times referred to as “the beautiful Isabel.’’ When I inquired about what led to the unfortunate split, Big Al tersely replied, “She was making unreasonable demands.’’ “Yeah,’’ his brother Bill Suderley, known as Bull, intoned, “she told him to...