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Brain-damaged harassers can stop

The portion of the brain that controls impulses and irrational behaviors is about the easiest to damage. In the society of a nursing home, the admission of a brain-damaged individual sets off a quick assessment of the behavior, such as groping, exposure and sexual propositions.

Letters to the Editor

Bevin ignoring our freedoms

So our magnanimous governor declared a “Bring Your Bible to School Day” across the state. Not a “Bring Your Quran to School Day.” Not a “Bring Your Torah to School Day.” Not even a “Bring Your Religious Book to School Day.”

Letters to the Editor

Use lottery for pensions

Back in the day, I wrote a letter published in your newspaper that tried to justify having the lottery in Kentucky. In that letter, I mentioned that it could help education and retirements. I think the lottery can and should help bail out the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System, regardless of Gov. Matt Bevin’s attempt to destroy KTRS. We cannot afford to have a dictator governorship destroy the future of our children and force elderly retired teachers to have to live on food stamps. The retired teachers have done their jobs, and now they must be rewarded with the dependable retirement that they earned.

National Opinions

Republican class warfare: the next generation

The other day, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, admitted to The New York Times that he “misspoke” when he declared that his party’s tax plan wouldn’t raise taxes on any middle-class families. But he misspoke when he said “misspoke”: The proper term is “lied.”

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