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Secessionists should take a lesson from Lincoln
By Lee Cole– I can’t help but think that the release of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” was conspicuously timed. In the wake of an Obama victory, a movie about the great healer of a divided nation seems appropriate. ...
- Posted December 8, 2012
Getting High Part 2: A different way of approaching addiction and mental healthcare is needed to solve America’s drug problem
By Lee Cole– Part one of “Getting High” focused on diagnosing America’s drug problem and examining our attitudes as Americans toward drugs, medicine and recreational intoxication. Part two focuses on the prescription and tangible efforts and measures...
- Posted November 27, 2012
Getting High Part 1: The line between recreational and medicinal has become blurred
By Lee Cole– “I don’t like to put chemicals in my body.” It’s a phrase that’s become commonplace but signifies very little at face value. In order for the chemicals we ingest to affect us psychologically, they...
- Posted November 21, 2012
Our President, Our America
Paducah, Kentucky meets Price Hill, Ohio By Lee Cole– My grandmother always called Franklin Delano Roosevelt “my president.” Fancying myself a conservative, as a seven year old kid, I would criticize, in more of a teasing fashion...
- Posted November 8, 2012
Perfect Storm: Why the most important issue in this mess of an election, climate change, was ignored
By Lee Cole– This election has been, in more ways than one, a perfect storm – a vast, churning maelstrom of confusion, lies, warring ideologies and massive sums of money. It will undoubtedly leave in its wake...
- Posted November 7, 2012
Asbestos on campus and no one cares
By Lee Cole– I don’t know which I find more disconcerting: the fact that there is a huge dumpster full of asbestos next to the Humanities building, or that there is enough asbestos in the buildings on U...
- Posted October 30, 2012
The Romneyverse: What a universe in which Mitt Romney is elected the next president would look like
By Lee Cole– According to some quantum physicists, there is not just one universe governed by one set of physical laws and constants, but rather an infinite number, in which all possibilities and all possible configurations of...
- Posted October 23, 2012
Anderson’s ‘The Master’ is a masterpiece
By Lee Cole– Paul Thomas Anderson has established himself as one of the premier American filmmakers in the modern era. With classics like “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” and 2007’s monumental “There Will Be Blood” already behind him, the...
- Posted October 23, 2012
The Baconator: A symbol of fast food oppression at U of L
It’s 6 p.m. on a Tuesday. Campus is practically deserted but you’ve been in the upper reaches of the library writing a paper since you got out of class, and you have several hours of work ahead. ...
- Posted September 25, 2012
Sticks and Stones: Why words are just words and Muslims don’t have the right to not be offended
By Lee Cole– Do we have the right not to be offended? In today’s world of hyper-political correctness and nearly instantaneous communication, it’s hard to miss an offensive statement made publicly. This is evidenced by the fact...
- Posted September 18, 2012