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Kentucky deserves better than McConnell

In a recent interview, Sen. Mitch McConnell expressed a “high level of satisfaction” with the new Trump administration. So I was wondering just what part of the administration McConnell is satisfied with. Perhaps it’s the number of bold-faced lies President Donald Trump delivers. Perhaps it’s the issuance of a hastily concocted, inadequately vetted and entirely illegal executive order that banned travel by residents of seven primarily Muslim countries and which resulted in chaos and worldwide condemnation of our country.

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So-called frustration

I am a so-called citizen of a so-called democracy. I received a so-called education where I learned about my country’s so-called Constitution and my so-called civic responsibilities. I served in our so-called military where I swore an oath to protect and defend that Constitution. I pay so-called taxes to fulfill those civic responsibilities. I read so-called newspapers to distinguish so-called fact from so-called fiction. I participate in my country’s so-called elections and cast so-called votes to elect so-called representatives of the so-called people to work on our behalf.

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Book is wake-up call

I can’t sleep at night and am ashamed to call myself an American after reading “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander, and what we have been doing to our young, black, male citizens for the last 40 years by weakening, tweaking, a few laws that our forefathers put in place to protect all its citizens.

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Now is the time to connect

Wouldn’t it be helpful to learn techniques to better communicate with a friend living with dementia? Thirty years ago, Best Friends Day Center in Lexington pioneered new approaches in dementia care that are now used in more than 30 countries. While the Best Friends approach has spread around the world, we still need to spread it throughout our community. That way more people will know how to communicate in a positive and helpful manner with people living with dementia.

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Mohamed Bamba talks about his reputation as a 'different kind of recruit'

UK basketball recruiting target Mohamed Bamba is one of the best prospects in the 2017 class and an interesting kid off the court. He talks about being a "different kind of recruit."
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Mohamed Bamba talks about his reputation as a 'different kind of recruit'

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Jarred Vanderbilt says UK will be a transition team in 2017-18

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Next UK point guard Quade Green: We're getting our chemistry right early

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