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The Value of a Life

The Value of a Life By: Scott Jennings President Donald Trump’s statement siding with Saudi Arabia on the issue of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi sent shockwaves through American media and Washington D.C., raising questions about America’s commitment to holding accountable regimes that commit human rights atrocities. The president’s statement—which he personally dictated, according to news…

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Embrace the Boring

Embrace the Boring By: Scott Jennings I wrote in this space before the midterm that Donald Trump has a better than 50 percent chance of being reelected in 2020. Since the results of the 2018 election rolled in, several people have asked if I feel the same way given the Democratic gains in the suburbs…

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Unhinged liberals or GOP progress? Republicans’ midterm message is clear

Unhinged liberals or GOP progress? Republicans’ midterm message is clear By: Scott Jennings In 2016, Americans, tired of the gridlock produced by divided government, unified control of the Congress and executive branch under the Republican Party. Their demand was simple: produce results and move this country forward. Now, with the midterm elections looming, Senate Republicans…

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The 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race looms over Fancy Farm

The 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race looms over Fancy Farm By: Scott Jennings A week from this Saturday, Kentucky’s politicos and their supporters will converge at Fancy Farm, Kentucky, home of St. Jerome’s Catholic Parish and its famous political stump speaking event. With no statewide races on the 2018 ballot, the 2019 gubernatorial race looms large. Will Gov. Matt…

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The tyranny of mistrust divides our country, but it can be defeated

The tyranny of mistrust divides our country, but it can be defeated By: Scott Jennings Our Founding Fathers resolved that without freedom Americans could not enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To secure it, they fought a war to break free from the bonds of tyranny. It isn’t a faraway tyrant that oppresses us today. Rather,…

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Mitch McConnell’s record-breaking tenure worth a spot in history books

Mitch McConnell’s record-breaking tenure worth a spot in history books By: Scott Jennings Phil Niekro confounded the best hitters in baseball for 24 Major League seasons using a knuckleball that Yankee outfielder Bobby Murcer said was “like trying to eat Jell-O with chopsticks.” Only three hurlers pitched more innings than the durable Niekro, and just…

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America’s civil discourse is on life support. It’s time to join the (loyal) opposition

By: Scott Jennings Former U.S. Attorney and liberal activist Preet Bharara caught my eye with a tweet last week: “What if Jeff Bezos bought Twitter with the change in his pocket and shut Trump’s account?” His wish to censor a political opponent (in this case a U.S. president who fired him) was but the latest…

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Are We on Right Track with North Korea? Let’s Give Trump a Chance

By: Scott Jennings President Donald Trump’s dramatic announcement that he will meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has stirred mixed feelings among conservatives who have previously expressed skepticism about engaging the murderous regime. Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, summed up the fear and hope ahead of the meeting: “Remember, North…

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The Great Squandering?

The Great Squandering? By: Scott Jennings Based on recent polling and misguided Democratic messaging, Republicans have seen an uptick in their political fortunes ahead of the 2018 midterm. Are the Democrats squandering what should be a banner year for the party out of power? History tells us Democrats should win a huge number of seats…

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Kentucky’s Unlikely Speaker

Kentucky’s Unlikely Speaker By: Scott Jennings November 4, 2014, was a great night for some Republicans. But not for all. Nationally, the GOP achieved its largest congressional majority since 1929. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell realized his dream of becoming Majority Leader after thrashing Alison Grimes and guiding Senate Republicans to a net gain of nine…

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