Ky. Chamber president reacts to Obama’s speech on PBS News Hour

Dave Adkisson, president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, appeared tonight on PBS News Hour to react to President Obama’s speech to the U.S. Chamber. Obama acknowledged his administration’s “rocky start” with the business community but laid out plans for collaboration. Adkisson responded by stating that the President’s speech was an important gesture and toward…

Drill, or be killed

I just spent a snowy afternoon watching the excellent movie, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.” In this fictional tale of a British Man O’War in 1805, the captain of an outgunned warship realizes he must drill his gun crews until they can fire two broadsides in the time his much more…

Governor’s proposal threatens next year’s budget

Today’s Courier-Journal editorial should have been entitled: “Vote for ‘Caretaker Governor’s’ reelection.” By supporting Gov. Steve Beshear’s attempt to borrow $167 million from next year’s budget to close Kentucky’s Medicaid spending gap, the newspaper is essentially defending a political move designed to spare the pain of tough decisions until after this fall’s election. Fortunately, our…