Opinion

Op-Ed

Common sense answers to guns in school

Confusion. Helplessness. Panic. I felt a whirlwind of emotions when I learned there was an active shooter situation near Tates Creek High School, the school was on lockdown, and my son was inside. Thankfully, he and the other students who were in the building were not impacted, but a boy in the neighborhood—just 17 years old—was fatally shot in the head. Yet another young life tragically cut short by an act of senseless gun violence.

Op-Ed

Ad hoc capitalism in the style of Tammany, Putin, Suharto

There are many aspects of the economic policy of the new administration I find misguided. But I am most troubled by what President-elect Donald Trump did with Carrier to hold on to 700 jobs in Indiana. Ronald Reagan’s response to the air traffic controllers’ strike was a small act that had profound consequences. I fear in a similar way that the negotiation with Carrier is a small thing that is actually very big — a change very much for the worse with regards to the operating assumptions of American capitalism.

Letters to the Editor

Pass flood insurance bill

The U.S. has recently experienced a number of significant flooding events. The federal government will continue to foot the bill for the majority of flood claims through the National Flood Insurance Program, which issues federal flood policies to residents in flood areas.

Videos

Derek Willis: Every possession matters

Kentucky senior Derek Willis talks about the lessons to be learned from Saturday's 97-92 home loss to UCLA.
Derek Willis: Every possession matters 2:13

Derek Willis: Every possession matters

Malik Monk knows there's work to be done 0:47

Malik Monk knows there's work to be done

John Calipari: We didn't have discipline defensively 2:45

John Calipari: We didn't have discipline defensively

Lonzo Ball made big plays for UCLA 0:53

Lonzo Ball made big plays for UCLA