By 2-to-1 Margin Kentucky Voters Support Medical Marijuana

By: Monday February 25, 2013 10:34 am

According to a new SurveyUSA poll for the Courier-Journal, 60 percent of voters would support legalizing marijuana for prescribed medical use. Only 31 percent of voters in the state oppose medical marijuana. While support is strongest among young voters, even a plurality of senior citizens would support the state adopting medical marijuana.

 

The Thing That Couldn’t Die: Yucca Battle Continues in Congress and in the Courts

By: Friday May 11, 2012 2:10 pm

It is hard not to think of this black and white bubbe meise while reviewing the most recent chapters in the battle over the future of the partially excavated, purportedly moribund Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in southwestern Nevada.

Kentucky Governor Firmly Rejects Hospital Merger with Catholic Health Initiatives

By: Sunday January 22, 2012 6:30 pm

On December 30, Governor Beshear announced that he was rejecting the merger to protect taxpayer property. “University Hospital is a public asset with an important public mission,” the governor said. If the merger were to take place, “the public would have only indirect and minority influence,” he said.

Late Night FDL: Second Acts or Bidness as Usual?

By: Saturday January 7, 2012 8:00 pm

While F. Scott Fitzgerald once said “There are no second acts in American lives,” in US politics and public opinions it sometimes seems there’s nothing but second acts. I am old enough to have seen Richard Nixon go from “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” to his election as president as a “New Nixon” in 1968.

The last few weeks, I have seen a few articles about two individuals making their personal pleas and tours for redemption/second acts.

State Elections Preview for November 8, 2011

By: Monday November 7, 2011 1:30 pm

Tomorrow is election day in several states and municipalities around the country. In three states control of the state legislature hangs in the balance. Here is a preview of what is worth watching.

FDL Movie Night – The Last Mountain

By: Monday June 27, 2011 5:00 pm

An epic portrait of one community’s long-time battle to take on Massey Energy lawlessness and their Big Coal sycophants in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia, The Last Mountain just might be one of the most timely and game-changing films in years. Beautifully filmed, at once provocative and disquieting, The Last Mountain wonderfully captures the inspiring resistance and indefatigable campaigns of coal mining families — and their outside supporters — to stand up and defend their land and lives.

Sen. McConnell Is Afraid, He Wants KY Terror Suspects Transferred to Guantanamo Bay

By: Wednesday June 15, 2011 7:30 am

Living in fear is a terrible thing. Sen. Mitch “Box-Turtle” McConnell might not being living in fear but he sure wants his constituents to do so. He is drumming up fear of a couple of terrors suspects from Kentucky and demanding that they be sent to Guantanamo Bay.

Kentucky Employers Claim They Can’t Find Workers, Must Hire Illegal Immigrants

By: Sunday February 13, 2011 5:00 pm

Today’s issue of Louisville, Kentucky’s Courier-Journal has a front page article that helpfully explains many jobs in the area must be filled by illegal immigrants because no American has applied for them.

Rand Paul Sez We’re All Part of the Borg

By: Saturday November 13, 2010 12:45 pm

Rand Paul’s grasp of economic theory leans toward the fantastic these days.

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