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WASHINGTON -- Beto O'Rourke, innovative for interpreting a failed Senate campaign as a steppingstone to the presidency, is now famous for (1) his use of profanity on the campaign trail, (2) his pledge that "hell, yes" he wants to confiscate AR-15s and (3) his proposal to tax religious instit…

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WASHINGTON -- When Joe Biden was asked during a recent news conference whether he had a conflict of interest leading Ukraine policy while his son was working for a Ukrainian oligarch, he said "I'm not going to respond to that" and told reporters to focus on President Trump. If he's allowed t…

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WASHINGTON -- President Trump has defended his shameful abandonment of our Kurdish allies in Syria, declaring that "I was elected on getting out of these ridiculous endless wars" that have left America "bogged down, watching over a quagmire." Listening to the president, Americans might think…

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Vision. Do we have it? What does it mean? When you travel, do you pay attention to the community features that you like? Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish Paducah could have that"? I often see innovative or creative aspects of communities I visit, and when I can, I try to find what …

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"Jesus Christ, Super Socialist" is Ivonne Rovira's recent missive on Forward Kentucky in which she equates socialism with true Christianity.

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump, an ongoing eruption of self-refuting statements ("I'm a very stable genius" with "a very good brain"), is adding self-impeachment to his repertoire. Spiraling downward in a tightening gyre, his increasingly unhinged public performances (Google the one with Finland…

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WASHINGTON -- I used to think there were certain rules about U.S. politics. There were things you had to do, like be nice to veterans. And things you could not do, like stand by a Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault, invite foreign leaders to investigate the families of your poli…