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McConnell no profile in courage

In high-school civics class, I was required to read “Profiles in Courage.” Some Republican senators’ reaction to President Donald Trump’s firing of the FBI director and then his giving the Russian ambassador classified information provided to the U.S. by an ally shows that some of those senators also read John Kennedy’s book.

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Just add ketchup

The Herald-Leader reported earlier this month that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was complaining that former first lady Michelle Obama’s school meals nutritional program is not working because the kids are tossing their healthy meals in the trash.

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Interracial marriage grows in a divided country

In 1958, three years before an interracial union produced Barack Obama, 4 percent of Americans told Gallup that they approved of interracial marriage. Like Obama, the U.S. has traveled a long, long way since then. Approval of interracial marriage hit 87 percent in Gallup’s 2013 survey.

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Forget the wall; fix the roads

President Donald Trump keeps talking about a wall between the United States and Mexico, but with the shape our bridges, highways and other public facilities are in, the money must be spent on these important structures for the American citizens, not just for him and his hangers-on.

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Trump is right

President Donald Trump’s tweets were once again vindicated. The most frivolous contention from the Democrats is the odd claim of Russian hacking of the election. Honestly, it would be far more sensational if the fake news would just come all-the-way out and say it was Edward Snowden who hacked the election. This fake scenario at least still has the Russian connection from where Snowden is now justifiably exiled for treason.

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Entitlements too costly

On April 15-16, The Wall Street Journal posted a chart, compiled by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget think tank, of how our tax dollars were allocated in 2016 compared to five years ago.

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New laws bringing record-breaking investment to Kentucky, Bevin says

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin attributes record-breaking business investment in the state to a new law that prohibits unions from requiring employees to pay dues in a unionized workplace. While speaking at the Capitol on May 26, 2017, he derides a lawsuit filed this week that challenges the constitutionality of the law.
Daniel Desrochers ddesrochers@herald-leader.com
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New laws bringing record-breaking investment to Kentucky, Bevin says

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