All posts tagged "politics"

  • Student Opinion
    Voter turnout crucial this election season

    By Ashley Carroll– As many of us already know, voting is incredibly important. This is true whether it’s an off-year mayoral election, open primary or when the Oval Office is up for grabs. This past fall, pollsters got...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Iowa and New Hampshire bring out the worst in American politics

    By Ryan Hiles– If you’ve been following the traveling circus that is the 2016 campaign trail, you’ve probably noticed the candidates doing some pandering that, even for national politics, seems pretty disingenuous. Almost every major candidate for...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Obama’s last State of the Union Address: What you need to know

    By Ronica Hutchinson– On Jan. 2016, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. With the 2016 presidential election just around the corner, Obama made a note to tie together his legislative agenda for the upcoming...

    • Posted January 15, 2016
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  • Solidarity over persecution: Keeping out refugees is not the answer

    By Aaron Hartley– Scrolling down a Facebook update list this week, it’s difficult to not find someone who is vocal about keeping Syrian refugees out of the country. In light of crisis, people like to point fingers, but...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • opinion
    Feeling the Bern: A man of the people

    By Zachary Conatser– Free education. How does that sound? What about free and universal healthcare, or even a minimum wage increase to fifteen dollars an hour so an average person can live comfortably? Imagine being given the...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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  • A Lottocracy: Somebody’s gotta represent. Might as well be you.

    A government represented by citizens selected at random – no elections, no campaign fundraising, no corruption. Sounds both intriguing and dubious. But that is what Alexander Guerrero, a philosophy and medical ethics professor at the University of...

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • Immigration reform raises tension in the Capitol

    By Nick Amon– The immigration advocacy group United We Dream lurked around the capitol building Nov. 18, waiting for the opportunity to confront incoming Senate Majority Leader and fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell in regards of his opposition towards...

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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  • Cards in Action now accepting applications

    By Tara Fambrough- From now until October 10, SGA’s Cards in Action is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Cards in Action is the political advocacy arm of SGA which “brings students together from all over...

    • Posted September 30, 2014
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  • Alison Grimes holds rally about college afforability at U of L

    By Simon Isham– Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky democratic candidate for US Senate, held a rally today at U of L’s Red Barn to promote an agenda of college affordability. The line waiting to get into the Red...

    • Posted June 29, 2014
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  • Clinton appearance gives Grimes campaign economic boost

    By Howard Stikes– Former President Bill Clinton showed he can still pack the house on his most recent visit to Louisville. He was in town on Feb. 25 to support the current Secretary of State of Kentucky,...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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