Five random observations from the week that was… plus a “hot take” on the news.
- Planned Parenthood is ready to assist people in finding resources for any type of reproductive service, including abortion. Contact them at plannedparenthood.org or 800–230-PLAN. The laws are changing but there are options. Other organizations in Kentucky working for reproductive freedom include the Reproductive Freedom Project, and the Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
- I’ll be on Mornings on Main with host Tim Smith this Thursday along with Mike Caldwell. Check us out!
- I don’t know why it took us so long but last weekend, my wife and I made our first visit to the Waterfront Grille & Gathering, down on the river at Boonesboro. It won’t be our last! The place is not fancy, but the atmosphere is nice and relaxed and the food is oh so good! They grill their meats on a salt block for a distinctive and delicious flavor. They have indoor and outdoor dining on a patio overlooking the Kentucky river.
- It might not seem like much consolation to progressives, but the seating of the newest associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ketanji Brown Jackson is a big deal. Ms. Jackson becomes the very first Black female to be appointed to the highest court. This is something to be celebrated.
- You just know there has to be much intrigue behind the story of CCPS superintendent Molly McComas’s “mutual parting” with the district. McComas served less than a year. According to the Winchester Sun, the decision came as the board of education was preparing to conduct the superintendent’s first evaluation.
Hot take: Many of my friends are declining to celebrate Independence Day this year, citing the loss of freedom over body autonomy recently suffered by American women. I get it. I grieve over this as well. But I’ve celebrated July 4th all my life and I’m not going to stop now. This country is far from perfect and sometimes we take a step or two backward as we struggle toward realizing the dream of freedom for all. When I celebrate, I always remember that even a century and a half into this great experiment, we are still not there. There is still much work to be done. Whether you celebrate this year or not, I stand in solidarity with you and with every American who is still yearning to be free. And I promise to continue standing, listening, and working side-by-side with you until the dream is realized. (One of the ways I’m celebrating is by increasing my monthly support for Planned Parenthood.)