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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Waters'

Even The Good Guys Make Terrible Mistakes

December 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

Really pains us to have to criticize one of the few actual news organizations in Kentucky. Even more painful to criticize one of a handful of real journalists with guts and skill. How WFPL can run this story without disclosing the long BIPPS involvement in the religio-right-wing education movement – the push to pay for [...]

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Tags: Education · Flashback · Jim Waters · Mainstream Mistake

Goodbye to Jim Waters

December 6th, 2007 · 6 Comments

It has been a pleasure providing a differing point of view each week. It’s been a pleasure hosting Jim Waters’ thought-provoking writing. That’s why we write today with a heavy hand. We’re disappointed. Jim Waters was the special guest on Evangel World Prayer’s latest television program. He was there promoting a school “choice” plan backed [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Embarrassing · Jim Waters · The Gays

Jim Waters: School board’s pillow talk punishes parents and students

December 5th, 2007 · Comments Off

Jim Waters has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about. Had he bothered to research this week’s topic, he may have come across as less ignorant on the issue. For him to proclaim that teachers aren’t being harassed because of their sexual orientation (orientation, not preference)? That’s ignorant and nothing but a right-wing talking point. [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Education · Jim Waters · The Gays

Jim Waters: The good faces of education shouldn’t get a nose job – Updated

November 28th, 2007 · Comments Off

This week Jim Waters focuses on the state of public education in Kentucky and the recently passed selection of Commissioner of Education Jon Draud. While the story is a week old (because we wouldn’t want to compete with antiquated print operations we enjoy) it’s worth a read. Not even a mention of school vouchers or [...]

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Tags: Education · Jim Waters

Jim Waters – Commish Search II: The Sequel

November 14th, 2007 · Comments Off

The right and left should all agree with Jim this week. The state school board’s “search” for a commissioner is laughable and embarrassing. Get a grip, people! Call this “search” off and start fresh. This Barbara Erwin clustercrap has to stop. Commish Search II: The Sequel By Jim Waters Al Smith, longtime host of “Comment [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Jim Waters

Jim Waters: Leaner government? Treasure the thought

November 7th, 2007 · Comments Off

Jim Waters misses the mark this week. If you oppose unnecessary spending on children’s health-care programs, Hollenbach and his political siblings probably consider you “anti-children” or “anti-family.” If you support offering parents a choice – any kind of choice – on where their children attend school, then they call you “anti-public education.” Way to use [...]

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Tags: Budget · Education · Election 2007 · Health Care · Jim Waters · Todd Hollenbach

Derby of Gubernatorial Race

October 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Kentucky’s Jim Waters has a feature story about the non-race between Ernie Fletcher and Steve Beshear in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. Guess the entire country really is paying attention to the Bluegrass these days. BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Kentucky Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher should have been a shoe-in for re-election this year. Four years ago [...]

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Tags: Election 2007 · Ernie Fletcher · Jim Waters · Steve Beshear

Jim Waters: Give ‘NC-LBJ’ an ‘F’

October 18th, 2007 · Comments Off

We agree with Jim this week. Kind of. We agree that No Child Left Behind is a giant clusterpoop. We agree that educational dollars could be much better spent. But killing public education? Well, how about offering solutions? Or maybe educational policy that isn’t a Bush cash cow? Enjoy! Give ‘NC-LBJ’ an ‘F’ By Jim [...]

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Tags: Education · Jim Waters

Jim Waters: The people, not government, need to sort out the truth

October 11th, 2007 · Comments Off

This week Jim discusses a topic the mainstream media rarely mentions: honesty among candidates and elected officials. The lack of truth in campaigns is something we’re all familiar with and angered by. So it’s time we start holding those we elect accountable for their words and their actions. It will most likely begin with the [...]

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Tags: Election 2007 · Jim Waters

Jim Waters: Is this the best we can do?

October 4th, 2007 · Comments Off

Jim Waters’ column this week tackles the issue of failure in the Fletcher Administration. Something everyone can read without completely freaking out. Is this the best we can do? By Jim Waters As this year’s gubernatorial campaign unfolds in all of its benign beauty, I keep coming back to the same question: “Is this the [...]

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Tags: Election 2007 · Ernie Fletcher · Jim Waters · Kentucky Business · Taxes