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Stand-up comics exercise free speech the best

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Stand-up comics exercise free speech the best

As we celebrated Veterans Day this week, we also celebrated the fact that we live in a country where the First Amendment in our Constitution guarantees us the right to say whatever we want to say. While this tenet of our grand rulebook protects us from government restrictions of free speech, we all know that it unfortunately does not give us the same protection from the wrath of the media.

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Mindset of society flips responsibility onto women

We shouldn’t be the ones held accountable for how high the rate of rape and sexual assault is—but we are.

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Give immersive and challenging ‘Birdman’ a chance

It’s what’s at the heart of “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” a film whose plot, like all of us, is driven by one tireless force: the fear that we don’t matter.

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McConnell should not give voters a reason to vote against Republicans

Though the Republicans fared slightly better last week among black voters and slightly worse among women voters than they did in 2010, we have no reason to believe these groups find favor with Republicans.

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Female Captain Marvel will further franchise

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Female Captain Marvel will further franchise

Last week, Marvel Studios dumped a load of announcements on movie fans about its Phase Three projects. Among the good news was the announcement of the first recent Marvel movie to feature a female lead, “Captain Marvel.”

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People should understand NASCAR confrontation

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People should understand NASCAR confrontation

UK dunked and sprinted its way to a exhibition victory over Pikeville. It did not hold a candle to the action at Texas Motor Speedway, for better or for worse.

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We should not be afraid to learn about other cultures

This year, UK’s College of Arts and Sciences has chosen the Year of the Middle East for its Passport to the World program, featuring a series of events and lectures focusing on the cultural and the historical aspects of Middle Eastern countries.

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Grimes’ link to Obama key in race

Kentucky doesn’t trust Senator Mitch McConnell. Perhaps the only politician we collectively hate and distrust more is President Barack Obama.

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Art museum reveals history

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Art museum reveals history

At my first visit to the UK Art Museum, one of the most striking pieces was the results of a 1972 poll asking, “If elections were held today, for which candidate would you vote?” I could not help but question why this was hung on the wall where traditional paintings are expected.

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Kernel Endorsements

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Editor’s note: Published below are the Kernel editorial board’s endorsements of candidates in the Lexington 3rd District council, Lexington Mayoral, Kentucky 6th Congressional District and U.S. Senate races. They consist of the majority opinion of the Kernel’s editorial board.

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