Opinion

Op-Ed

12-step programs do help break addictions

In the Sept. 4 Herald Leader, Dr. Rae Brown of the University of Kentucky beautifully describes the inadequate treatment of the current opioid epidemic in Kentucky. I agree completely that there is “no safe opioid dose, no safe opioid agent and no safe patient.”

Op-Ed

Dissent helped shape our nation’s priorities

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem in protest against “police brutality and social injustice” has provoked much righteous outrage. Thoughtful critics like New York Times columnist David Brooks have tried to dissuade younger football players from following Kaepernick’s example.

Op-Ed

Drug industry’s quest for profits yields superbugs

It has been three years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention effectively declared victory in the fight against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA and reported a decrease by over 50 percent in hospital-acquired MRSA infections.

Op-Ed

Ban the box; ex-offenders need to get jobs

For the many Kentuckians concerned that outdated criminal justice laws are endangering public safety and ruining people’s lives, it’s heartening that Congress has indicated that it may take up the issue during the coming weeks. But it remains unclear whether any legislation will make it to the president’s desk.

Videos

Mark Stoops has some Nick Saban stories

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops tells a couple of stories about his relationship with Alabama coach Nick Saban, including one about a robbery. Kentucky is at No. 1-ranked Alabama on Saturday.
jclay@herald-leader.com
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Mark Stoops has some Nick Saban stories

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