Editorials
Space must again be a focus
“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 astronaut, July 20, 1969. “I don’t think I’m alone when I say I’d like to see more and more planets fall u...
Jul 16, 2014 | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Should be obvious, but ‘Redskins’ is racist, racist, racist
I find myself in a strange predicament this week. There is a topic that’s been a bit of a hot-button issue in our country that I haven’t written about yet. I feel strongly enough about said topic t...
Jul 09, 2014 | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political correctness isn’t without its merits
Now that I’ve gotten your attention with what some people would almost call a blasphemy, let me elaborate. Last week, the United States Patent Office voted to cancel the Washington (D.C.) Redskins’...
Jun 25, 2014 | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Student-athletes trying to make the jump to college
It’s one of those week’s – a little of this, a little of that. *** This week’s Sports section contains a story on Quentin Bird signing to play football at Kentucky Wesleyan. Quentin is the sixth Cl...
Jun 18, 2014 | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s hoping voters are more inspired, informed by November
Of the two, which is more dangerous – ignorance or apathy? Primary elections were held last Tuesday. Locally, voter turnout was quite low – not uncommonly low, but somewhat surprising when consider...
May 28, 2014 | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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What can Twitter really do?
A Twitter campaign aimed at raising awareness of the April 2014 Chibok, Nigeria, kidnapping - which was perpetrated by west African terrorist group Boko Haram (“Non-Muslim Teaching is Forbidden”) -...
May 21, 2014 | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Satire does news better than news programs do news
Every now and then, I use this column to bring you recaps of late-night news (or “news”) television programs like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. I do this for at least two reasons. 1. These...
May 14, 2014 | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twice isn’t enough; enjoy this week’s free issue of the Record
A few years ago, we decided that mass distributions were so nice, we should do them twice. This year, we’ve decided to make it thrice. I’m happy to run into people in town who have become accustome...
Apr 23, 2014 | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the thanks, and two opportunities to lend a helping hand
Over the past couple years, I’ve made a concentrated effort to excercise more and eat less. If I fail at the first, most of the blame falls on me. If I fail the second, a few of you will share the ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speech is speech, full stop
Who here likes a good joke? This one comes from the U.S. Supreme Court! “Spending large sums of money in connection with elections, but not in connection with an effort to control the exercise of a...
Apr 09, 2014 | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
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