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Regulation can benefit society and the economy

Government regulation — it’s a phrase many Americans hate even more than “gun control” or “liberal elite.”

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UK’s tobacco ban should not include smokeless tobacco

Five months ago I wrote a column on the contradiction between UK’s proclamation as a tobacco free campus and the reality of frequent encounters with smoke clouds. Debate in the comments section on the justification for the ban ensued, and it got me thinking — what are the reasons for the tobacco free initiative?

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Free speech is ugly at times, as in this case, but it is to be vehemently protected, not self-righteously dismissed.

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LTE: Preventative aid needed

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(The U.S. spends) a large amount of money on military spending to prevent unrest and promote stability. However, appropriate preventative measures are not being taken.

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Female characters underrepresented in TV

While I approve in many ways of the increasingly diverse and realistic portrayals of female characters in television and movies, a few recent studies have indicated that the overall amount of female representation decreased in the last year.

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Modern TV shows embrace the popular anti-hero

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Modern TV shows embrace the popular anti-hero

Television provides a perfect escape, one we can enjoy on a daily basis if we choose. We love the interesting plots, we love the intelligent dialogue, but most of all we love the characters.

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Street preachers should listen to what they try to convey

As a native Californian, the idea of “Bible Belt Christianity” was something I had only heard rumors about when I came to Kentucky last year.

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Net neutrality in jeopardy

If net neutrality is ended, your cable company could slow down your Netflix stream so that it is constantly buffering, and make you pay more to speed it back up. This was the case for a brief time, and Netflix revealed that they were losing customers because Comcast had slowed them down.

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Fox’s ‘Gotham’ full of promising characters

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Fox’s ‘Gotham’ full of promising characters

“Gotham,” which is pitched as a prequel to the Batman storylines we all presumably know, will follow Ben McKenzie’s Jim Gordon in his first years as part of the Gotham police department.

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50 Shades series fosters an open mind

I’m a 20-year-old male who is actually excited for the movie release of “50 Shades of Grey.”

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