After the May primary, we urged Lexington mayoral candidate Ronnie Bastin to electronically file his campaign finance reports. He chose not to, delaying the public’s access to information about who’s bankrolling his campaign.
In the wake of the revelation of Christine Blasey Ford’s identity, some have suggested that her allegation against Brett Kavanaugh will be handled more sensitively than such accusations once were thanks to the #MeToo movement. That may turn out to be true, but only if at least one other woman comes forward with similar charges.
Over the next year, 14 people have volunteered to share their thoughts and feelings and perhaps spur conversation among Herald-Leader readers. We were gratified to receive more than 40 applications to be a community columnist.
It’s not, as Mitch McConnell says, the 11th hour. The Senate has time to investigate and hear witnesses, though a rush to confirm would be consistent with the GOP quest to conceal key parts of Brett Kavanaugh’s past.