Miles Hoskins: Why Americans are angry at the wrong thing

by Daniel Lowry Miles Hoskins sorted through the dusty boxes of old papers and photographs. There were stacks of cancelled checks, some going all the way back to the 1880s. The people who had owned the old, run-down house had been hoarders, it seemed. A friend had bought the estate at auction, and thought Miles…

The roar of resistance

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 20, 2017) – When Air Force One swooped over the crowd of thousands of protesters outside Freedom Hall in Louisville, there was a roar of disapproval that surpassed the noise of the sound of the jet. Kentuckians had gathered to resist Trump’s health care plan, which will strip away coverage from millions…

How Andy Barr turned his back on an ACA success story

by Daniel Lowry The room was packed. Stephanie Oghia had gotten there early, and had a seat on the front row. She had never attended a town hall with a lawmaker, but she had a question she wanted to ask the man who represented her in Washington. Congressman Andy Barr stood in front of the…

Construction company owner files bill to hurt workers

Read from Kentucky Center for Economic Policy’s Anna Baumann: Worker Protections Undermined by SB 237 A number of harmful bills affecting wages and working conditions have passed this session, making it a year of setbacks for workers already. But SB 237 would make things worse. It shrinks state workplace protections and the number of workers…

Tweet goes viral, shows Mitch’s time may be coming to a close

by Daniel Lowry Marjorie Angelo doesn’t do Twitter. She didn’t know anything about a tweet about Mitch McConnell that was going viral out of Kentucky. Marjorie isn’t even from Kentucky. She lives in Florida. She looked on the Kentucky Democratic Party’s website and found their phone number to say one thing: She wanted to do…

The 120-County Strategic Plan

  Click here to read The 120-County Strategic Plan. This is just a map, really, and there is more behind the execution of the total plan. The key areas are communication, fundraising, recruitment of great candidates and education/training. What is at stake? The Republicans have a clear war on workers, women, education, health care, equality and the…

How the GOP threw a worker out of the People’s House

by Daniel Lowry When workers packed the rotunda and halls of the capitol on Saturday, Jan. 7, the noise reverberated through both the Senate and House chambers. It was clear they were upset. Right to work and the repeal of prevailing wage were threatening their livelihoods, and they wanted to make their voices heard.  The…

The mall outburst and the Trump effect

by Daniel Lowry Sad and disappointed. Those were the words Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer used to describe the behavior of a woman who went on a racist tirade in Jefferson Mall. Media outlets from New York to Los Angeles have covered the story, and it’s one of other, similar videos that have gone viral recently….

Bill Noelker: Flying Into the Missile

From the cockpit of his F-18 Hornet, Bill Noelker saw the trail of smoke below. The year was 1991, and he was in the Middle East during the first Gulf War. Saddam Hussein had one of the top five largest armies in the world at the time, and he had invaded Iraq. The United States…

Josh McGuire: One in Seven Million

by Daniel Lowry The racetrack was packed on a cool October night. The red, clay dirt was smooth and the mighty roar of the race cars drowned out the crowd, which cheered as the powerful machines rocketed around the small oval. In a turn, one of the cars went on two wheels, rolling over, upside…

James DeWeese: Finding a Miracle

By Daniel Lowry In seconds, a happy day turned into a terrible one. James DeWeese waited for the doctor to come back in the small ultrasound room. His wife smiled at him and his mother put her hand on his shoulder. The three of them were excited about the couple’s second child. James had been…