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The Message Toys Send
July 20, 2018 by Staff
A documentary in England argues that the difference between boys and girls is taught by society. The documentary by the BBC is called No More Boys and Girls. Now there's a campaign in the UK  called “Let Toys Be Toys” and the purpose is to promote books and toys that reverse gender stereotypes.  According to the Let Toys be Toys campaign, if girls were given to...
Billboard Says to Abolish ICE
July 19, 2018 by Staff
The billboard in Louisville along I-65 reads Abolish ICE. ICE is the Immigration and Customs Enforcement—the group that's supposed to uphold our immigration and customs law. Yet some are calling for the abolition of this government agency. Now protestors are camped out on 7th Street in Louisville. And some in Congress are rallying around the idea. U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seat...
Breakdown of Civility
July 18, 2018 by Staff
The song "Fight the Power" blared from a stereo outside a Louisville restaurant and protestors chanted "No justice, no peace." Inside was Kentucky's Senior U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell who sat down for a meal. But McConnell wasn't able to finish and he left early. So is disrupting lawmakers when they're out in public acceptable? Some consider such tactics ok, ...
Should one Person Be Able to Change Nation?
July 17, 2018 by Staff
The headlines at Time Magazine says: How Kavanaugh Could Change the U.S. The story goes on to say "If confirmed to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh could advance efforts to strip power from regulatory agencies, slow the expansion of gay rights, strengthen gun rights, and, some fear, open the door fo...
Kavanaugh Nominated to Court
July 16, 2018 by Staff
Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. He's a well-qualified judge with incredible credentials and a resume a mile long. But some Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are opposing him. They've made abortion a litmus test and will oppose any judge who might rule against Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion on demand in 1973. The interesting thing ...
Screen Addiction
July 13, 2018 by Staff
Earlier this year, the World Health Organization classified excessive gaming as a disorder.  Gaming disorder is a pattern of persistent video gaming behavior so severe that it takes an unhealthy "precedence over other life interests and daily activities." It should be obvious that spending too much time playing video games isn't healthy for any of us. But for kids, it'...
Judge Strikes Down Ky Health Initiative
July 12, 2018 by Staff
Kentucky's effort to revamp Medicaid and incentivize benefits has been struck down by a federal judge. Now, some in the news media are saying its heartless for the governor to cut dental and vision coverage in response. One story implies that children are being turned away from dentists' offices because Medicaid is being denied. Problem here is that the Kentucky HEALTH initiative onl...
Ky Workforce Participation Dropping
July 11, 2018 by Staff
Kentucky's workforce participation rate is low. In fact, it's so low that we will need to employ 165,000 Kentuckians just to get to the national average according to a report commissioned last year by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Workforce participation has plunged and much is attributed to addiction issues.  Nationally, one in seven (15 percent) of men between the ages of ...

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