Judge Wingate? Hello?

Everyone in Judge Thomas Wingate’s office appears to be taking a late lunch in a bizarre twist on Gov. Steve Beshear’s internet domain seizure case. It is an odd challenge for Judge Wingate, and might even explain a couple of martini’s at the local watering hole on a Thursday afternoon for a staff that was…

CATS Writing Inflation

Over a week ago we said something about the dubious jump in high school on-demand CATS writing scores for 2008. Now, another education-focused blog is picking up this issue, speculating about the reasons behind the implausibly big rise in high school writing scores from the on-demand tests that are given during CATS testing. That blog…

Finally, we’re legal again!

Kentucky law has mandated since 1982 that the executive branch have no more than 33,000 employees. The good news, Mark Hebert reports, is that we have finally gotten down to that number after many years of ignoring the law.It has been very easy to attack official Frankfort for mostly ignoring the growing $27 billion public…

All eyes on Judge Thomas Wingate

Property rights and free speech activists all over the country are waiting for a ruling from Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate on Gov. Steve Beshear’s odd attempt to seize internet domains. A ruling is expected at any time this afternoon. Stay tuned… UPDATE: Judge Wingate’s office said his ruling will go out Thursday morning.

Libertarian Party to sue Kentucky

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is going to file suit in federal court against the Commonwealth of Kentucky over a Court of Appeals decision issued last week that removed 3rd district Congressional candidate Ed Martin from the ballot, the party’s chairman said. “Kentucky law doesn’t allow us to appeal a Court of Appeals decision,” said…

Cold comfort

Looks like Europe is still more socialistic than we are:The shame of it all is that we have done such a poor job of learning the right lessons from economic disasters in history. We should have learned from the Savings and Loan debacle that when government absorbs business risk for private players, the private players…