Guest Commentary

The myth of the ‘liberal’ media

There’s a common refrain that we’ve got a “liberal media” here in the United States.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Don’t dream it’s over

You may remember I used to love that television show “Lost.” I was amused and delighted by the ways the writers convoluted the story in supposedly meaningful ways, reconfiguring archety

Raised Relief

Let the Bluegrass Shake

When I see him, I’m going to walk up to Russ Smith and squeeze him.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Dream on

My dreams, when I remember them, are usually pretty bizarre. I’m fighting giant hermit crabs or scorpions.

Keeping Up with the Jones

Marriage must really suck!

For some reason, there has been a bevy of reports about the decline of marriage in America lately.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Bridge to political cover

Days after the adoption of a controversial plan to finance the Ohio River Bridges Project, Kentucky lawmakers were running for cover.

Summary of My Discontent

What we are fearing today

Family planning. Gluten. Credit card fees. Being scanned in an airport and having pictures of our naughty bits turn up on the Internet.

Raised Relief

Notes from underground

You remember the durndest things when you’re hunkered down in the storm cellar.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Inhumanity of mismanaged care

Even Gov. Steve Beshear’s critics concede that he’s good at managing natural disasters — such as last Friday’s twisters. He’s had more than his fair share.

Fables of the Deconstruction

As time goes by

Late last year, I saw an article in The Courier-Journal, written by Jeffrey Lee Puckett, lamenting the closing of the Southgate House in Newport, Ky.