The Steele Dossier About Russian Interference in the 2016 Election Is Self-Proving.

Why I Believe the Steele Dossier About Russian Interference in the 2016 Election Is Credible. One would have to be living far off the grid indeed not to be aware of the political and media uproar over Russian interference in the 1916 presidential election.  By this time, all but the ideologically blind accept as fact […]

City air makes you free. A Case for Sanctuary Cities.

In the printed edition of the Courier-Journal on January 25, a letter-writer contributed the following: ‘Dignity of Labor’ to get healthcare is wrong. According to your report of Jan/ 13, Gov. Bevin wants to change Medicaid requirements to enable the “able bodied” poor to learn the “dignity of labor.” It was a teaching of the […]

It Is Premature To Release University of Louisville From Its Probation

[The following is the text in full of an open letter that I sent to the relevant officers of the of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC), the regional accrediting body that placed the University of Louisville on probation for issues of political interference and other reasons.  I raise the same […]

Waterfront Park in Louisville: Whose Park Is It Anyway?

  Last Sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day, warm at 85 degrees, and with a relatively clear sky (for Louisville) with puffy white clouds to decorate it. It was a perfect day for a walk across the Big Four Bridge to Jeffersonville. By early afternoon when I arrived by car, the parking lots were full and […]

Is a $3 Parking Fee for Waterfront Park an Example of Structural Racism?

Question: Why is a $3 parking fee like a poll tax? Answer:  Both keep the same people away! Much is being said and written about the decision of the Board of the Waterfront Development Corp. to establish a $3 parking fee for access to its parking lots for 5 days a week. The authority reaps […]

Governor Bevin – you lost me at Jesus.

Governor Bevin, All rational Kentuckians want the Commonwealth to emerge under your leadership into “a better place.” I am one of them. You promised to seek out common ground to make the state “the best version of itself.” Such an approach honors our state motto: ”United we stand, Divided we fall.” Given the current highly […]

It’s Time For University of Louisville President James Ramsey To Step Down.

It is time to step down gracefully. Former UofL Archivist William Morrison has offered in the pages of Lousiville’s Courier-Journal a sober, reasoned and convincing argument why, for the sake of his University and its community, President James Ramsey should step down. I could not agree more.  The question currently being asked at the national higher-education […]