Have you paid your Google tax yet?

The folks at Governing Magazine did a Google search of the word “Louisville” this morning and were surprised to see the city’s official site listed fifth, behind four other non-governmental sites. Great. Some Kentucky government entities apparently hadn’t thought to spend your time and money to outrank you and your fellow citizens’ websites on Google.…

This is our next House Budget Chairman?

Kentucky’s House Budget Chairman Harry Moberly may survive the upcoming shakeup in House leadership, but insiders suggest that eventually he will be replaced by Rep. Don Pasley. Given the ignorance Pasley displayed in his latest Winchester Sun column, though, that change won’t necessarily be an upgrade. Speaking about the General Assembly’s special session and passage…

Fouling the journalistic food chain

Local and state reporters often depend on national media sources for insight into how the rest of America views Kentucky. One well-established practice is treating the word of some of those sources as gospel. Stateline.org is one of those sources. Kentucky reporters looking for national reaction to the our 2008 General Assembly may want to…

Someone please call the police

Protecting private property rights is very important. I bring that up because someone who clearly doesn’t belong in the Louisville Courier Journal’s editorial department has broken into the building, hacked into one of the computers, and has written an utterly sensible op-ed about pension reform in Kentucky. “But it’s Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, that…

Family IS a fiscal issue

Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is the senior research fellow in economics at the Acton Institute. She’s also a very astute observer of the importance of the family as related to the fiscal well-being of a civil society. Here’s a clip from Morse’s recent article, “Family Is a Fiscal Issue”: “The choice to have children inside…