Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Recipe for reducing division: eat, drink, argue, laugh

Every day there’s another story about our divided nation — how we can’t talk to each other, how violent we’ve become in our self-righteous attitudes. And every day I wonder — how did we get this way? Were we always like this, and I just hadn’t noticed? Was I succumbing to the belief that life was better — and people were nicer — in the “good old days?”

Op-Ed

Meet new Herald-Leader community columnists

The Herald-Leader editorial board was fortunate to have 35 people apply to write columns over the next year. Those selected offer a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and writing interests that would add a lot to Kentucky.com, as well as the newspaper. We urge readers to give them feedback and post their work on social media.

Op-Ed

Consult common sense before hacking up golf

On Tuesday, the Urban County Council heard a report from Denver-based golf consultant J. J. Keegan. He was paid $15,000 for his services. I read it, then watched it twice online. I’ve spoken to Keegan, to parks director Monica Conrad, to Commissioner of General Services Geoff Reed, to Mayor Jim Gray, to Lexington golfers, golf pros and golf-course employees. And I’ve played public golf here since the Reagan administration.

Op-Ed

Recent history shows the urgency to protect religious freedom

The Herald-Leader’s July 9 editorial argues that pursuing diversity and tolerance requires that Kentucky rescind its recently passed law that requires school boards and higher-education governing boards to protect religious or political organizations’ power to exclude students who are not “committed” to the groups’ missions. Boards must also ensure that groups “can define their own doctrines and principles.”