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Abortion: The story of suffering and death behind Ireland’s ban and subsequent legalization Subscribers Public

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the nation may find itself on a path similar to that trodden by the Irish people from 1983 to 2018.

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Kentuckians seem convinced that Covid is over, but they're wrong Subscribers Public

Almost all in Kentucky appear to believe the pandemic is over and that “herd immunity” has snuffed the virus out. But, right now your chance of dying of Covid-19 with the Omicron variant is greater than it was with the Delta variant.

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Red flag laws saved 7,300 Americans from gun deaths in 2020 alone – and could have saved 11,400 more Subscribers Public

Do red flag laws make a difference? This scholar looked at the numbers, and found that red flag laws definitely make a difference.

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A coup looking for a legal theory Subscribers Public

Trump followed a 7-point plan to try to overturn the 2020 election – in other words, to carry out a coup. And the coup attempt is still happening, and still a threat.

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How a public hearing is different from an investigation – and what that means for the Jan. 6 committee Subscribers Public

A scholar of Congressional oversight discusses what the January 6 committee is aiming for in their public hearings that being tonight.

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Three laws PROVEN to lower gun violence – and five disproven myths Subscribers Public

We don’t need to throw up our hands and say “nothing will stop our pandemic of gun violence.” There are three data-driven laws we can pass that are proven to lower the amount of gun violence in our society.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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Kentuckians under “crippling” financial stress from student loan debt Subscribers Public

Kentuckians collectively owe more than $20 million in student loan debt, and a new informal survey sheds light on how hefty student-loan payments affect the lives of borrowers in the Commonwealth.

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Forward Kentucky
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The most important article you will read today – “What would an American Fascist Government look like?” Subscribers Public

We have an authoritarian movement growing across our country, and if it is not called out and stopped, the United States may still exist, but “America” will be gone.

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Rand Paul gets more gun money than anyone else in Congress Subscribers Public

It can be enlightening to see which Congress-person gets paid by which lobby, and how that affects their actions. Here’s some info in that regard on Rand Paul.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
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Wombsday Subscribers Public

The draft has been leaked. The implications are plain. Today, we await Wombsday.

Anora Marie Morton
Anora Marie Morton
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There’s a feedback loop in rural America – and Democrats didn’t cause it Subscribers Public

Are Dems guilty of abandoning rural America? Or is something else going on? A researcher shares some possible answers.

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
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2022 Primary: Winners, losers, drama, and all results Subscribers Public

A wrap-up of Kentucky primaries, with tables show all race results.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
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Medical MJ, Delta-8, and what happened in Frankfort Subscribers Public

The House passed a bill legalizing medial MJ, but it was never heard in the Senate. The Senate passed a bill outlawing Delta-8, but it was never heard in the House. As a result, we all lose.

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Mapped: The State of Global Democracy in 2022 Subscribers Public

How healthy is our democracy? How healthy are the WORLD’s democracies? Here are maps showing the state of global democracy. And the U.S. is not the healthiest.

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If personhood begins at conception, what about all those frozen humans? Subscribers Public

According to Kentucky’s trigger law, human life begins at conception. If that is so, what do we do about all the frozen humans in Kentucky?

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
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Post-Roe, rural women would face more obstacles; retired health director says the issue is about men, women, sex, and control Subscribers Public

Rural women will be even more affected by Kentucky’s post-Roe trigger laws. A retired health director explains.

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