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I am no longer the most powerful Mark Maynard in the world, but I still own the URL

I don’t know this to be true, but I’ve heard, over the years, that the Maynard side of my family made their way to Kentucky from West Virginia. And, as there are currently a great many Maynards there, like Lee Maynard, the brilliant author of Crum, I suspect that there may be some truth to […]

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Rand Paul seeks to roll back black-lung protections for miners

He may be OK with black people not being served at lunch counters, but Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wants it known that he’s got no problem as far as black lungs are concerned. The following clip comes from the Louisville Courier-Journal. Sen. Rand Paul questioned the need Thursday for new federal new coal-mining rules to […]

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Deepwater Horizon

Esquire has a fascinating piece on the 11 men who lost their lives on the Deepwater Horizon rig, and the circumstances leading up to the catastrophe. If you have time, you should read it. This is especially true if you live in Kentucky, and you’re planning to vote for Rand Paul, who has stated on […]

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Ode to a coal mining teabagger

Sometimes, when the Libertarians here on the site go off on a tirade about the evils of government regulation, and how the world would be a much better place if only we’d only trust in the power of unfettered Capitalism, I like to remind folks that there was a time not too long ago in […]

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