We Have the Responsibility to Help Our Fellow Kentuckians. Here’s How You Can Do So.

Photo by Shawn Triplett. We at the Louisville Political Review extend our hearts to all UofL students, family, friends, and community members affected by the devastating tornadoes that hit Western Kentucky last Friday. As very fortunate Kentuckians who were not directly affected by these disastrous events, we have the responsibility to help our neighbors toContinue reading “We Have the Responsibility to Help Our Fellow Kentuckians. Here’s How You Can Do So.”

Why We Need this Publication

Spend your leisure time cultivating an ear attentive to discourse, for in this way you will find that you learn with ease what others have found out with difficulty. -Isocrates Growing up in a family with different politics than my own, I remember attempting to make every night at the dinner table a debate. IContinue reading “Why We Need this Publication”

Do Voluntary Gun Buybacks Work… or Do They Miss the Target?

Most candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, including President Joe Biden, supported the implementation of voluntary gun buyback programs. Gun buyback programs have been proposed or implemented in various cities and nations across the globe in an attempt to control firearms in circulation. These programs can be mandatory for citizens and implementedContinue reading “Do Voluntary Gun Buybacks Work… or Do They Miss the Target?”

Socialism: A Story of American Misunderstanding

Currently, the United States is rampant with civil conflict, cultural warfare, and social resentment. From social justice protests within major cities across the U.S. to the temporary U.S. Capitol Building insurrection by supporters of the outgoing president, Americans are visibly dissatisfied with current social and political institutions. Strife over political and social issues dominate dinnerContinue reading “Socialism: A Story of American Misunderstanding”

On Electoral Whataboutism and What it Means to Accept the Results of an Election

In the leadup to the 2016 election, a now-familiar specter stalked the halls of establishmentarian media circles: what if a presumably losing candidate Trump doesn’t accept the results of the election? While it was hard to term this as unfounded hysteria, given that this possibility was expressly raised by Trump himself, several federal Republican office-holdersContinue reading “On Electoral Whataboutism and What it Means to Accept the Results of an Election”

Wild, Wonderful, and Vulnerable: How Climate Change is Ravaging Appalachia

I’ve endured, I’ve endured. How long can one endure? -Ola Belle Reed Rolling blankets of green, lush, and wild for miles. Climbing up cliffs and new worlds open as ears gently pop with the high altitude. A drive through the heart of Appalachian country in the mountains of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia reveals richContinue reading “Wild, Wonderful, and Vulnerable: How Climate Change is Ravaging Appalachia”

The Battleground in the Bathroom: the Controversy over Transgender Bathroom Rights

In recent years, the right of transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their preferred sex has become more acknowledged than ever before. This controversy was brought along with the revision of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include the Equality Act, which protects sexual orientation and gender identity. However, the addition of this protectionContinue reading “The Battleground in the Bathroom: the Controversy over Transgender Bathroom Rights”

Food Apartheid: How Hunger Became Political

If you were asked to define your relationship with food, what would you say? What words come to mind, and does a relationship even exist? For younger people, food is most often viewed as a commodity. On college campuses, fast food chains dominate our dining halls, satisfying those cravings for pizza, hamburgers, and all theContinue reading “Food Apartheid: How Hunger Became Political”

Time for a Brown New Deal

Political Weeds of the Polarized Green New Deal must be Pulled for Alternative Policy if Post-COVID American Infrastructure will Succeed Photo: The MAC Farms biodigestion energy facility in central Kentucky, 2018. Samuel Kessler. In early May 2019, I was walking through puddles in the streets between Senator McConnell’s office in the Russell building to anotherContinue reading “Time for a Brown New Deal”