Undercoverage a product of health plan

Column by Matt Feinberg This past weekend in a wave of pink ribbons and running shoes (and pouring rain), the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raised awareness and money for breast cancer research.  As the spouse of a breast cancer patient, I applaud this important and necessary work.  What I can’t applaud is […]

Provide full funding for UK VOX program

UK VOX, Voices for Planned Parenthood, acknowledges that abstinence is the only guaranteed way to prevent pregnancy. However, as an organization that promotes safe sexual practices, we also acknowledge that many people across time and space have chosen to forgo a 100 percent guarantee for the ability to express their sexuality in a variety of […]

How to evade faulty U.S. justice system

Column by Tim Riley It only took 30 or so years, but the other shoe finally dropped. Since fleeing the U.S. in 1977 to avoid the penalty after pleading guilty to “unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor,” famous movie director Roman Polanski has skirted U.S. law and continued making films in France until this week. […]

Protesters march in Pittsburgh to oppose “police-state” policies

Column by Richard Becker When I arrived in Pittsburgh last Wednesday, a post-rain mist had settled over the abandoned steel mills and many bridges that stretch across the city’s three rivers.  Below, in the streets, silence abounded.  But something was amiss. Above, the sky was streaked with black helicopters swarming the city like venomous wasps.  […]

Infrastructure reform key to ecological advances

Column by Mark Wetherington As sustainability and numerous other issues falling under the umbrella of environmentalism continue to carry focus of the news media, discerning the values at the heart of the movement becomes more difficult. It should be expected that such a broad movement, representing persons as ideologically opposite as Sierra Club members and […]

No search needed: make Joe Monroe permanent chief

What is wrong with Joe Monroe? It has been over three years since Joe Monroe took the title of Interim Chief of UK Police. There are students walking this campus who have not had a permanent police chief since they’ve been at UK. Here’s an idea: call off the postponed search process and hire the […]

Filmmakers’ efforts hardly helpful

Column by Matthew Fox While trying to figure out what to write for my second column, I was flipping through the channels on TV. I saw Michael Moore on “Larry King Live” and “The Colbert Report” making his pitch for his new movie, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” and I knew the topic for my column. […]