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About Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller, The Recovering Politician, has been elected twice as Kentucky’s State Treasurer; authored three books on faith, public policy and crisis management; graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from Harvard’s college and law school; practices as a crisis management attorney for Frost Brown Todd, a large regional law firm; serves as a Contributor to The Daily Beast and Kentucky Sports Radio; played straight man on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; reached the final table in the World Series of Poker; and with his summer camp sweetheart, raised two remarkable college-going daughters.
US Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks as President Barack Obama listens during a town hall meeting at the Summit on Worker Voice at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 7, 2015.     AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

My Out-of-Bounds Email to Tom Perez

By Jonathan Miller  His response when I cracked wise shows why he’s the right pick at the right time for the left. The story of the email scandal that never was might be the best illustration of the character and &hellip...
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No No North Carolina

By Jonathan Miller For much of my Kentucky youth, our North Carolina neighbors had our number. On the hardwood, between Goose’s Greatest Game and Rick’s Resurrection, the Wildcats struggled mightily: from Joe B.’s imposs...
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Would You Play?

Stanford RB Christian McCaffery By Jonathan Miller You’re a college football phenom. After helping lead your team to a solid winning season — short of the championship playoffs, but entry into a prominent, albeit absurdl...
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Another Willie Cauley-Stein Chanukah

By Jonathan Miller It’s been a tough week to be a liberal Zionist in Kentucky. From the Cats loss to the Cards, to the POETUS’ nuclear noodging, to my own POTUS executing a Grayson Allen-like leg sweep to trip up &hellip...
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Russia: Reagan’s Evil Empire Rises Again

By Jonathan Miller Every generation has its seminal moment … an event whose memory is etched onto our souls. We not only remember where we were and what we were doing, but also all of the hues, fragrances, and melodies &...
KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: Will Muschamp head coach of the Florida Gators reacts to a call by the officials during the first half of play a against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee.    (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Hatin’ on the Refs — and the Press

By Jonathan Miller From the vantage point of my Rupp Arena section-mates last Saturday, the refereeing of UK’s upset loss to UCLA featured the worst officiating since Naismith introduced his peach basket. Lexi, the newly...
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Sports and Our Not-So-Secret Identities

By Jonathan Miller From dodging politics over the turkey table, to a looming recount and counterpunch, to the death of one more Kentucky legend, this Thanksgiving weekend was poised to be yet another low moment in our an...

Ali Belongs in Kentucky’s Capitol Rotunda

By Jonathan Miller Eighteen months ago, I shared my crazy idea to remove the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from Kentucky’s Capitol Rotunda, and replace it with a tribute to Muhammad Ali. It turned out t...