‘Brain dead’ law denies state lawmakers constitutional control of Obamacare spending

Tea-party activists led by Jessamine County’s David Adams recently filed lawsuits in Franklin Circuit Court challenging Gov. Steve Beshear’s arrogant use of executive power to force Kentuckians to participate in the federal health-care boondoggle known as “Obamacare.” Beshear claims he has the right to create a government-run health exchange and expand Kentucky’s Medicaid rolls –…

Political illusions and cheap tricks: The wrong medicine for Kentucky’s Medicaid malady

More than 324 years after architect Sir Christopher Wren constructed fake pillars at Windsor Town Hall near London to satisfy building inspectors, tourists remain fascinated with the good-for-nothing posts. The story goes that in 1689, local inspectors warned that the town hall would crumble without additional support. Rather than fight City Hall, Wren, England’s greatest…