Posts Tagged:kentucky politics

Liberal Thought Police Descend on Area Man

This column appeared in the July 19, 2016 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal. By: Scott Jennings Here lies Doug Cobb’s reputation. He had the audacity to express an opinion unpopular with the enlightened, liberal intelligentsia. I don’t know Doug Cobb, where he lives or even what he does for a living these days. All I know…

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McConnell Center’s 25th Anniversary Evokes Memories of Dr. Paul Weber

By: Scott Jennings   “Let me tell you why the Bush tax cuts are terrible for someone like you,” he said, displaying the same aplomb and glee for debate I remembered from years earlier. It was 2005, and, even on a busy day at The White House, I gladly took the call from Dr. Paul…

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Masters of their Domain

This column appeared in the January 13, 2016 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal.  By: Scott Jennings January 7th was an illustrative day when it comes to what’s at stake in the 2016 General Assembly. We learned on that day that one political party in Kentucky is fully controlled by trial lawyers (including massive out-of-state firms)…

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The Conservative Case for International Aid

This column originally appeared in the December 22, 2015 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal.  By: Scott Jennings  Dispatch from a recent trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to see personally the results of American foreign aid programming. The view from high in the mountains of northern Rwanda is breathtaking, both for the arrestingly lush green scenery and…

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Beshear Whitewashes Failed Administration

This column originally appeared in the December 2, 2015 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal. By Scott Jennings There’s a great scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail in which King Arthur encounters the obstinate Black Knight, who will not let the monarch cross a bridge. During their fight, King Arthur chops off the Black Knight’s arms. “You’ve got…

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A Brief History of Why It Is Time to Call 911

This column originally appeared in the November 11, 2015 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal. By Scott Jennings Alison Grimes, running against U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014, released a television ad in which the only image was of a burning house. Voters rejected her anti-McConnell nonsense, but the image of a house fully engulfed in flames has…

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Ranking the 2015 KY Constitutional Races from Most Likely GOP to Least

This column originally appeared in the October 21, 2015 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal. By Scott Jennings Just two weeks remain for Kentucky’s constitutional office candidates to make their case to the voters, and big independent expenditure news Tuesday changed the landscape. The Republican Governor’s Association (RGA), which had already spent $3 million on behalf of…

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Fancy Farm To Jumpstart Gubernatorial Race

This piece originally appeared in the Louisville Courier Journal on July 29, 2015. By: Scott Jennings The last time Kentucky’s political collective descended on Fancy Farm, the U.S. Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes was in full bloom, with both candidates and their respective apparatuses already spending freely. Last time around, Fancy Farm felt like…

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GOP should lead on new purpose for obelisk

This piece originally appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal on July 8, 2015. By: Scott Jennings Our nation is engaged in a great history lesson, prompted by a savage act of violence that claimed the lives of nine African-Americans in South Carolina. America is not a country filled with bystanders. From the wreckage of tragedy, we tend not…

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Down the Stretch They Come in 2015 GOP Gubernatorial Primary

This article first appeared in the May 6, 2015 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal. By: Scott Jennings Notes taken between races on the First Saturday in May… With two weeks to go in Kentucky’s gubernatorial primary, three Republican horses are running neck and neck and one failed to menace. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, former Louisville…

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