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Patrick: America doesn’t need a revolution

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again,” wrote Thomas Paine, who helped turn American opinion toward independence from Britain in ... Read more

6 days ago by Fred Petke.

WATERS: Revisit history standards, lack of school choice

After decades of debate, Jefferson Davis’ statue has left the Capitol Rotunda, headed for the national historic site commemorating the slavery-supporting Confederate president’s birthplace. Davis ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Jessamine Journal.

WATERS: Current environment provides opportunity to advance school choice

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity,” Albert Einstein said. Whether we see – and seize – the available opportunities during these chaotic times depends ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Jessamine Journal.

COMMENTARY: Kentucky is better than recent events suggest

“Strange Fruit” is a song popularized by the late Billie Holiday in 1939. This song metaphorically  describes the victim of lynching to a fruit hanging ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Jessamine Journal.

COMMENTARY: Tourism is an investment in economic recovery, both nationally and in Kentucky

Tourism was hit first and hit hardest by the economic impact of the coronavirus. Travel industry losses will exceed any other sector. Nationally, they are ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Jessamine Journal.

HOLLAND: What does the cross mean to you?

We used to sing a vineyard worship song whose chorus said, “Refining fire – our one hearts desire — is to be holy — set ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Jessamine Journal.

WATERS: Scourge of financial scandals not limited to charter schools

“The scandals just keep coming,” the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Linda Blackford wrote in a column about charter-school management companies last year. However, Blackford’s outrage seems selective. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by The Jessamine Journal.

HOLLAND: A very present help in trouble

We are not even halfway into the year, and our nation has already suffered more stress and tribulation than I have ever seen. As if ... Read more

4 weeks ago by The Jessamine Journal.

JESSIE: Talking to your children about race

There are more than 7.5 billion people in the world of all different shapes, sizes and colors. While we may live in a community in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by The Jessamine Journal.

CARMICHAEL: It seems America traded one crisis for another

Americans are a resilient lot. Nearly three months into the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, most of us have creatively found solutions to meet our ... Read more

1 month ago by The Jessamine Journal.

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