Thanks to our veterans

Today is a day to express appreciation to our nation’s 23.2 million veterans. It’s also a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and paid freedom’s highest price. Without the service provided by those men and women willing to serve in our nation’s armed forces, the security required for a free marketplace to…

‘Revolutionary’ idea: Markets, not governments, should determine smoking policies

Nonsmoker Jim Waters, director of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank, will debate government-imposed smoking bans on Western Kentucky University’s Revolution 91.7, WWHR-FM, on Tuesday at 7:15 (EST)/6:15 p.m. (CST). Waters’ opponent will be smoker Will Doolin, a junior majoring in broadcasting with a minor in meteorology.The 15-minute program is…

Kentucky 1792

It’s time to stand up for liberty. In 1792, the animating spirit of each Kentuckian was that of personal independence and open liberty. Where is that spirit today? Oppressive bureaucrats increasingly threaten this spirit of self-reliance with more and more burdensome taxes, fees, regulations, promised bailouts, czars and take-overs. We’re promised safety and security, fair…