Editorials
Speech is speech, full stop
Who here likes a good joke? This one comes from the U.S. Supreme Court! “Spending large sums of money in connection with elections, but not in connection with an effort to control the exercise of a...
Apr 09, 2014 | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
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McConnell column gets some response; let’s take one last look at the situation
Last week’s column generated a bit of response – not unexpected, considering the subject matter. Seriously, how often will I get the chance to write about politics and Kentucky basketball in the sa...
Apr 02, 2014 | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could McConnell’s UK/Duke ad gaffe cost him re-election?
Mitch McConnell released a new campaign ad Tuesday, and if this state is as basketball crazy as everyone says it is, it may have lost him the election. The video features the voice of the Senate mi...
Mar 26, 2014 | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
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How do you solve a problem like Crimea?
The title is inspired by the title to the song “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” from “The Sound of Music.” As is almost always the case, we live in interesting and uncertain times. Under Pr...
Mar 19, 2014 | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
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A week full of changes
Not too long ago, I was complaining – not audibly, just in my own head – about feeling like I was stuck in a rut. Week after week seemed to pass by with little to no change in my routine. Too late ...
Mar 12, 2014 | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the pros and cons of nostalgia
“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” - Marcel Pagnol I ha...
Feb 26, 2014 | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
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Optimism, impatience and our new lakes bridges
I’m not particularly superstitious, but I try to stop myself short of saying something will or won’t happen within my lifetime. Fate, if such a thing exists, might not look kindly on being tempted ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
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Apparently, Cadiz needs a ‘Don’t Mess with Texas’-style slogan
Last week, I was inspired to discover the origin of the phrase “Don’t Mess with Texas.” Turns out, it’s not as old as I thought. In 1985, the Texas Department of Transportation was looking for an a...
Jan 29, 2014 | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baby Brag/Pet Pride, Historical Review and a few random thoughts
This week, The Cadiz Record is working on a pair of projects that I think display in a great way the close-knit small-town feel of our newspaper. They’re both annual projects, and one of them has b...
Jan 22, 2014 | 272 272 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheerleaders missing a basketball game somehow became a big deal Friday
Join me as I ring in the new year by exploring a little local drama. What drama, you ask? Cheerleaders. Where did I first learn of this drama? Where else? Facebook. Trigg County High School’s cheer...
Jan 08, 2014 | 299 299 recommendations | email to a friend
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