Manual RedEye

Opinion: The Zimmerman Shooting: Consider if the races were switched

claytonolash

May 21, 2012

You may genuinely believe George Zimmerman is innocent and that Trayvon Martin attacked him first with his lethally sour Skittles and deathly cold glass of iced tea, but even if you do, you simply cannot justify the Florida justice...

Opinion: What the Kony 2012 movement taught us

claytonolash

April 6, 2012

Shortly after the Stop Kony hysteria, many people discovered facts about the charity group heading the movement, Invisible Children, that not only discredited their validity, but at times made them appear to be an outright...

Opinion: Why politics should be taught in schools

claytonolash

April 6, 2012

Whenever the issue of politics being taught in schools is brought up, parents generally tend to get worked up. Worked up because they’re afraid some teacher or administrator will impose a political agenda, opposite to theirs, o...

The rivalry game that transcends basketball

claytonolash

March 31, 2012

The UK vs UL Final Four show down this Saturday is not as important as the Superbowl. It's not as big as the NBA finals, the World Series, or the World Cup.  But don't tell that to someone in Lexington or downtown Louisville....

Opinion: Why Santorum would be the worst thing for the U.S.

claytonolash

March 8, 2012

Senator Rick Santorum's recent surge in the GOP polls has made me realize that he could actually win the Rebublican nomination. His legitimacy is no longer in the realm of "what-ifs" and the notion of him running our country...

Opinion: Why the environment matters

claytonolash

February 29, 2012

My attendance of the mountain top removal protest in Frankfort last Tuesday has drawn my attention to a different, yet extremely important political issue: how we deal with the environment.  It is easy to get caught up i...

Opinion: Why Obama’s SOTU doesn’t mean anything—yet

claytonolash

February 2, 2012

The buzz over President Obama's State of the Union Address last Tuesday was phenomenal. Millions of Americans around the country watched as the president laid out his plans for working with Congress and essentially kicked off ...

Editorial: Our generation’s unforgettable 9/11 experience & the lessons learned

claytonolash

September 10, 2011

It has been 10 years since I went to school with a backpack full of crayons and coloring pencils. Ten years since I carried my cartoon-themed lunch box into my first grade classroom. Ten years since the planes hit. There is...