Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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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Protect miners’ health, land

Rep. Andy Barr wants us to join his war on coal, and to help him to undo federal regulations that govern the industry. I don’t understand this strategy. If Barr cares about coal miners and their families, shouldn’t he support regulations that seek to protect their health and the land they live on?

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Key to more tourism

Can we persuade President Donald Trump to reopen the locks on the Kentucky River — creating jobs for people so they can make money, so they can buy boats and drive them to Eastern Kentucky and drop off some tourist funds?

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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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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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Medicaid expansion successes

The House passed its Obamacare replacement bill. I hope the Senate does better, but unfortunately, it has already made a mistake by planning to kill expanded Medicaid. The expansion has produced some very positive results. The health of Kentucky’s poor is improving because of the specific elements of the expanded plan. According to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, in 2016:

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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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Shame on Trump critics

I have read letter upon letter in the months since Donald Trump was elected president — on how he stole the election, he lied, he hates women, he is a racist and how he colluded with the Russians to steal the election.

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Seek truth, racial healing

After reading Russell Allen’s commentary, “Free Lexington’s heart of monuments to traitorous slaveholders; it’s really not that complicated,” I started to think about South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established after apartheid was abolished in 1994.

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Coach sells out players

I was comforted by the April 21 letter from the Memphis grad. I feel so alone for not being a fan of University of Kentucky Coach John Calipari. I never liked his “marketing mouth,” but gave him a chance until I watched him morph into the king of one and done. He couldn’t do it at universities of Massachusetts or Memphis. He needed UK to achieve his goal. He has pimped Kentucky basketball.

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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
New laws bringing record-breaking investment to Kentucky, Bevin says 1:16

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

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From owning an orchard to swimming with sharks

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Tour the Marksbury Farm processing and retail plant