FREE SPEECH

Our First Amendment freedom of speech–the right to speak on political, social, and religious issues without fear of reprisal–is a freedom that we sometimes take for granted, especially younger generations. According to a recent survey by the Foundation for Individual...

CHURCH AND CULTURE

According to a Pew Forum Survey a few years ago 76 percent of Kentuckians identify as Christians. Roughly half (49 percent) identify as evangelical. One of the challenges for many Kentuckians is how their personal faith relates to the culture around them....

Careful With Your Words

Have you ever said something that as soon as the words left your mouth you regretted saying it? It’s likely happened to all of us at one time or another. Our words have tremendous power. They can build up or they can tear down. They can be used with a tone of...

CREDIT CARD DEBT

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Which means that for many, Christmas shopping season will be in full swing.  It also means that many will put their Christmas bills on their credit cards.  But if you can’t pay off your cards, you might want to think twice about...

ELECTION RESULTS

Turnout in Kentucky’s general election was higher than expected at 41%. Yet even so, only four out of ten registered voters went to the polls to elect candidates for constitutional offices.  Republicans had historic victories as they won five out of six of the races. ...

Deadly Fires Hit California

California is facing another deadly round of forest fires, and they seem to be increasing. According to National Geographic, California’s landscape has been charred by fire eight times higher today than in the 1970s. Some are quick to blame global climate...

BIDEN DENIED COMMUNION

One segment of American society fears the church entangling itself in politics. But how many politicians fear the church prodding into their spiritual lives? This recently happened when a Catholic priest refused Holy Communion to Joe Biden who’s one of the...

ELECTION DAY TODAY!

It’s election day today! And if voter turnout projections are correct, you’re likely to stay at home. Only about one of three registered voters is expected to vote today. If you’re registered to vote and aren’t planning on voting, please allow...

THE GIFT OF FREE ELECTIONS

Tomorrow, Kentucky voters will go to the polls to determine who’ll be governor for the next four years. Five other constitutional offices are on the ballot as well. But the turnout is expected to be low. Roughly one in three registered voters will show up, in...

TRANSPARENCY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Cumulative college student loan is $1.6 trillion dollars. That’s trillion with a T. This student loan debt is having a ripple effect on the economy. College students with a lot of debt often spend a good chunk of their income just paying back their loan. Often,...

BESHEAR’S CASINO PROPOSAL DOA

Democratic candidate for governor Andy Beshear has pushed casino gambling expansion as a new revenue source to fix the state pension. He claims the state could bring in $500 million/year in new revenue. Critics say that’s an inflated figure. Now, leaders in the...

POLITICIZING HOMEWORK

A grammar homework assignment in a Louisville grade school classroom turned into a lesson in political activism and it has several parents upset.  A fourth-grader at Stopher Elementary came home with a grammar assignment that was supposed to teach proper comma...

ELECTION ONE WEEK AWAY!

The election for governor is a week from today! And if you’re like some people you may still be undecided. There’s a lot of smoke in the air which makes it difficult to know who to believe and who to trust. That’s why the Commonwealth Policy Center...

MOM TRANSITIONS 7-YEAR OLD BOY

A case out of Texas has [advocates for common sense] up in arms. It involves a mother who wants to transition her seven-year-old son James into a girl she calls “Luna.” The father objected. In fact, he circulated a petition to stop this. All of it received...

FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOMS

Have you ever started your day worrying if the police will arrest you because you were reported going to an unauthorized church? If you were in China, millions of citizens face that threat every day. Have you ever worried that if you said something critical of the...

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN KY

According a recent conference on human trafficking, sex trafficking of children is an issue in the Commonwealth. One of the participants shared that there are over 1000 children caught in the sex trafficking trade in Kentucky. Some are kids caught in the foster care...

SCHOOL PRAYER BOXES NIXED

Public school students in Eastern Kentucky saw prayer boxes in their halls at the beginning of the school year. The boxes are for students to place a slip of paper with a request for other students to pray for them. It seemed like a good idea to uplift and encourage...

THE LEFT’S CAMPAIGN OF INTIMIDATION

The other day I received a postcard that said the Commonwealth Policy Center was on a website called Who’s Funding Hate? The California-based group called Unite Here essentially says you’re a hate group if you believe that marriage is between a man and...