Democrats will fight for middle-class Americans

Column by Joe Gallenstein I am proud to write here as what Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida would call a “fire-breathing liberal.” I write every week in an attempt not just to promote the Democratic Party, but also to promote policies from the government that will ensure we all are protected by the law. I […]

SG showed a lack of thought with resolution

Good intentions are fine and well, but without a plan of action, those intentions are quickly wasted away or even lost. The Student Government senators certainly know this. That was evidenced by their vote on the green fee resolution on Oct. 8. On an issue for which SG was supposedly so enthusiastic, it only passed […]

Getting involved will enhance your college experience at UK

Column by Wesley Robinson It is no secret that we come to college to learn. The mission of any higher-education institution is to prepare its students for “the real world,” giving us a greater level of skills in order to reach higher rungs of social arrival. We pay to go to college so that we […]

SG election turnout a big disappointment

It couldn’t have been any easier. You didn’t have to leave your dorm room and drive to a poll. No complicated forms, no strange codes; just a UK login. If it was this easy, then why did only 530 freshmen vote in the Student Government Freshmen Election? Two campaigns, comprised of seven Senate candidates, used […]

Fans should show more support for Cats

Saturday night was nothing less than chilly. Not only was there a chill in the air, but in the attitudes of the fans as well. The first three quarters were slow, full of penalties and little offensive success for the Cats. But instead of encouraging the team, the fans chose to sit and do nothing. […]

New graduate program a poor use of funding

There’s nothing better than soothing music. Except maybe saving $3 million. Whether it is played after a bad day, to help someone study or concentrate, or to uplift those patients in a hospital, there’s no doubt music has an effect on the moods of people. On that thought alone, the idea behind UK’s creation of […]

Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising is good and bad

Column by Jordan Covvey I’d be willing to bet that by this point, everyone has seen the “Viva Viagra” television commercial. But just in case you haven’t, the general plot is the same throughout. An ordinary middle-aged man stumbles through his mundane life, fumbling through dance lessons, or perhaps returning from work in his sensible […]

Columnist wrong about McCain’s mortgage plan

Banks have been greedy. Homebuyers have shown stupidity. That is my summation of this housing and credit crisis. They should all have to deal with the consequences. Normally, I’m all about reaping what you sew. This situation is different. As Brad Bowling pointed out in his Wednesday column “McCain’s bailout too risky, needs revision,” the […]