Editorials
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 | 109 109 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 | 144 144 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 | 157 157 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 | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
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McConnell column gets some response; let’s take one last look at the situation
Last week’s column generated a bit of response – not unexpected, considering the subject matter. Seriously, how often will I get the chance to write about politics and Kentucky basketball in the sa...
Apr 02, 2014 | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could McConnell’s UK/Duke ad gaffe cost him re-election?
Mitch McConnell released a new campaign ad Tuesday, and if this state is as basketball crazy as everyone says it is, it may have lost him the election. The video features the voice of the Senate mi...
Mar 26, 2014 | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
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How do you solve a problem like Crimea?
The title is inspired by the title to the song “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” from “The Sound of Music.” As is almost always the case, we live in interesting and uncertain times. Under Pr...
Mar 19, 2014 | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
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A week full of changes
Not too long ago, I was complaining – not audibly, just in my own head – about feeling like I was stuck in a rut. Week after week seemed to pass by with little to no change in my routine. Too late ...
Mar 12, 2014 | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the pros and cons of nostalgia
“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” - Marcel Pagnol I ha...
Feb 26, 2014 | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
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Optimism, impatience and our new lakes bridges
I’m not particularly superstitious, but I try to stop myself short of saying something will or won’t happen within my lifetime. Fate, if such a thing exists, might not look kindly on being tempted ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
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