Using Obama’s rhetoric against Beshear

The Wall Street Journal’s idea for saving $40 billion in the Obama bailout of states is Kentucky’s idea for saving the Commonwealth $130 million a year. It’s as simple as eliminating the requirement of prevailing (union) wages for public construction projects. In his Inaugural Address yesterday, as WSJ notes, Obama urged setting aside “worn-out dogmas”…

Prichard Finally Enters Blogosphere

Despite many invitations from the Bluegrass Institute to join with us in frank discussions about education issues, in the past the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence always declined. Now, Prichard has joining the Blogosphere. That at last gives the public and the Bluegrass Institute a welcome opportunity to respectfully discuss Prichard’s ideas in an open…

Mixing religion and taxes

Lexington Herald Leader columnist Larry Dale Keeling looks into the abyss of state government obligations and comes away with his faith in the status quo unshaken: “Democrats spread the gospel of raising new revenue as a means of avoiding a “scorched earth” destiny for various state agencies and services.” “Where this gospel is concerned, Republicans…