All posts tagged "politics"

  • Yarmuth takes stance on climate change politics

    By Jacob Abrahamson– The Chao Auditorium was filled nearly to capacity with students and faculty as Congressman John Yarmuth, the representative of Kentucky’s Third District, delivered a lecture and took questions about the politics of climate change...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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  • New bill may safeguard KAPT program

    By Jacob Abrahamson— Kentucky families might be able rest a bit easier soon. A new bill has been proposed to reform and reinforce the Kentucky Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT) program, allowing those who paid into the program...

    • Posted February 12, 2014
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  • #SOTU: What you need to know

    By: Jacob Abrahamson– Last Tuesday, President Obama went before Congress to deliver his annual State of the Union address.  Throughout America’s history, these addresses have been a president’s tool for laying out an agenda for the next...

    • Posted February 1, 2014
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  • Kentucky unemployment sends mixed signals

    Kentucky’s most recent unemployment statistics tell a misleading story. Although unemployment in the Bluegrass fell from 8.2 percent in November 2013 to 8.0 percent in December 2013, there lies a tale of two numbers. “Kentucky’s labor market...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • America should not intervene in Northern Ireland

    By Adam Dahmer– The majority of political scientists around the globe have reached a consensus: the Troubles, the understated euphemism for the infamous religious violence in Northern Ireland, have once again returned. The armistice forged between Catholic...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • ‘The Orientation’ Issue:’ Poised to be the case of the summer, the Defense of Marriage Act meets the ‘court of last resort’

    By Simon Isham– Name: Sonia Sotomayor Age: 58 Track record: Attempted to avoid the question of same-sex marriage in her 2009 Supreme Court nomination hearing. Remarks: “If the issue is letting the states experiment and letting the...

    • Posted April 30, 2013
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  • Rumble in the Bluegrass: McConnell vs. Judd

    By Sean Southard– Her grandmother described her as a “Hollywood liberal.” She nominated President Obama at the Democratic National Convention. Her name is Ashley Judd and she is considering a Senate run to unseat the Commonwealth’s senior...

    • Posted March 20, 2013
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  • The state of the State of the Union

    By Simon Isham– At his State of the Union address on Feb. 13, President Barack Obama announced a plan to increase the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour from $7.25 per hour. “Tonight, let’s declare that...

    • Posted February 19, 2013
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  • In the news: what you missed while you were in class

    Burger King dumps tainted supplier Following rumors about horse meat mixed in with Burger King’s beef, the chain launched an investigation of its supplier, Europe-based Silvercrest Foods. Thursday Burger King announced they were dropping the supplier after...

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Grappling with gun control

    By Simon Isham– The recent shooting at Hazard Community and Technical college forced many Kentuckians to evaluate where they stand when the national issue hit close to home. In a new poll by Survey USA of 700...

    • Posted February 5, 2013
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