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The courts have upheld Ohio's voter purge system, resulting in the loss of voting rights for many. Will Kentucky be next, and what can we do about it?
By separating children, we show that the Milgram study is still relevant to American society. How do we stop, how do we learn, and how do we change?
Bevin attacks the judge hearing his case? Seems dumb. But maybe he is using "self-handicapping" to keep from losing face if he loses. Neal Turpin explains.
Being able to vote is fundamental to democracy, yet many still face serious barriers to casting a ballot. One such group is people with disabilities, who vote at a significantly lower rate. A report from Rutgers University has shown just how big a problem voting with disabilities actually is – especially for Kentucky.
I have a 14-month-old son, and of course, I worry a lot. I worry about him falling; I worry about him outsmarting our cabinet locks. And from the day he was born, I haven’t gone into a single building without worrying about how to get him to safety if someone were to open fire while we were inside.
Preemption is when a higher govt level makes a law which overrides a lower level law. States are using this to quash progressive policies at the city level.
There are bills popping up all over the country that would make the Charlottesville attack legal. It's time to stop these "hit-and-kill" bills.
Merrick Garland as the new FBI director is not likely, but the suggestion is interesting (and troubling) for a number of reasons.
Passing "ban the box" was a good step. Now it's time to stop asking about past salaries, and just pay people the salary they deserve.
John Dewey said “the cure for the ailments of democracy is more democracy.” Therefore, it's good that KYGA17 is considering several early voting bills.
The right to vote is fundamental to democracy - and yet, we continue to prohibit felons from voting. It is time to restore felon voting rights in our state.
In 2013, we got rid of private prisons. Today, as that good decision is being challenged, it is time to say: Private prisons should stay out of Kentucky.
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