Never one to shy away from a challenging subject, this week Penny Smith takes on shady campaign financing, the demise of the prison system in our country and an in-depth review of the book, Hillbilly Elegy, which captures so much of our local persona.

The first article is somewhat infuriating, since it exposes what we, as dedicated Democrats, come up against when we try to promote our candidates. If Penny is looking for another blog subject, I would personally like to see an historical expose on Citizens United, and how it has influenced our political system.

The second article is not only infuriating, but also sad. Reading it reminds me to keep my actions lawful!

The reading selection for this week brings it all home.

Enjoy!  Read on!