Notes from Bruce
Hello! This is our second article summary sent to all our email subscribers. It’s got a list of all the stories post in the last few weeks. It’s also got general news and notes.
I’ve been gratified at the number of people who have reached out in hopes that Forward Kentucky will continue publishing. At this point, I intend to do that. We still have some people sending in submissions, and I’m doing some writing too. One thing that will affect continuing, though, is how the finances go. Since we took down the paywall and cancelled the membership, we are completely reliant on donations to cover the ongoing costs.
So, if you are one of those persons who are glad we are still in business, consider making a donation when you are able. You don’t get a tax break, but you do get the satisfaction of continuing to have a progressive voice for Kentucky politics.
Here’s the stories from the past few weeks. Hope you find something good that you missed, and can go back and read it now. Take care!
All Stories Since the Last Newsletter
May 21, 2021 by Marshall Ward
As much as we might like to let the Republican party implode, their family feud endangers future elections and our democracy.
May 20, 2021 by Bruce Maples
Metro Council needs to be situation-aware tonight, as they vote on a “buffer zone” in front of the EMW Women’s Center. And if they see cracks in the walls or ceilings, they need to run outside … quick.
May 19, 2021 by Berry Craig
Can Charles Booker get enough people out to vote in the mid-terms to beat our proto-Trump senator, Rand “Fauci is a dictator” Paul?
May 18, 2021 by Bruce Maples
Can you think of a reason for an internal investigation to take months, or years? Nope, me neither. And yet in Kentucky that’s the norm. And that’s unacceptable.
May 17, 2021 by Bruce Maples
If you want to win in 2022 and beyond, you have to do the work in 2021. Here’s a list to get you started, so you can be an effective local party … and not a failed one.
May 14, 2021 by Bruce Maples
Kudos to the KDP for getting some much-needed extra funding. Here in a state that is almost wall-to-wall red, that is good news. It will be even better news if the money is spent wisely, effectively, and transparently.
May 14, 2021 by Guest Author
Today, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and state parties including the Kentucky Democratic Party announced a historic four-year agreement that will guarantee more investment into Democratic state parties and grassroots infrastructure than ever before.
May 12, 2021 by KY Policy
Employers saying “I can’t find the workers I need” should add the phrase “at the wages I want to pay.”
May 10, 2021 by Berry Craig
Whether out of cowardice or conviction, nearly the entire GOP is keeping the home fires burning in anticipation of Trump turning Mar-a-Lago into what Gerson called “his St. Helena, not his Elba.”
May 10, 2021 by Guest Author
Totalitarianism is when the individual is completely subsumed and thinks and believes only what he or she is told to believe. Teri Kanefield says that is where the Republican Party is headed. Read this important analysis.
May 10, 2021 by Marshall Ward
We all know the anecdote quoting Benjamin Franklin about “a republic, if you can keep it.” But who was the important woman who actually asked Dr. Franklin the question that sparked his witty response?
May 7, 2021 by KY Policy
It’s time for Kentucky to honor the women of the state by actually doing things to make their lives better.
May 7, 2021 by Berry Craig
Two western Kentucky activists weigh in on the chances of a progressive beating Rand Paul in 2022.
May 5, 2021 by Forward Kentucky
Three Jewish groups are partnering to present a webinar on Black and Jewish relationships from the 1960s and beyond, examining the relationships of the Black and Jewish activists in the Civil Rights movement.
May 5, 2021 by Del Ramey
While being arrested, protester Dee Garrett was punched repeatedly in the face by an LMPD officer. Del Ramey was at a church service held in support of Garrett, and took these photos.
May 5, 2021 by Marshall Ward
Reagan famously said “Government is the problem.” In Kentucky, it actually IS the problem – not because it does too much, but because for decades it has not done enough.
May 3, 2021 by Truthout
In a Kentucky speech on Sunday, Senator Bernie Sanders called out Mitch McConnell’s hypocrisy in complaining about help for working people, while working hard for his donors.
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