Derek Miles
Derek Miles

Law student at the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky grad. Prior work experience includes stints with a Congressman from Kentucky, the Kentucky Governor's office, as well as the Institute from Energy and Environmental Research and the German-American Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. It is also important to note that Derek would make a much better Captain James T. Kirk than Chris Miles, and that he used to routinely destroy Chris in FIFA on Xbox.

April 2, 2014

Here's a Plain-English Explanation of the Huge Supreme Court Decision That Was Made Today

1% of Americans will absolutely love what just happened.

July 30, 2013

A Year After the Aurora Shooting Massacre, Absolutely Nothing Has Changed

The one-year anniversary of the Aurora, Colo., shooting came and went with little media attention. What has happened since?
July 24, 2013

5 Best Summer Movies Of the Last 5 Years

The 2013 blockbuster season has no 'Dark Knight' or 'Hurt Locker' to lean on.
June 25, 2013

DOMA and Prop 8: The Supreme Court Could Punt On Gay Marriage

The details of the DOMA and Prop 8 cases at the Supreme Court make it very possible that gay marriage won't be decided on by the Court.
May 24, 2013

Student Loan Bill: The Absolute Worst Thing Washington Can Do For New Graduates

On Thursday the House passed a bill that would dramatically affect the nature of student loans in coming years, moving loans from a fixed to a floating rate. This could have drastic consequences.
April 8, 2013

It Feels So Darn Good to Be a Basketball Fan In Kentucky Today

Basketball fans in Kentucky are usually divided on which team to root for in their state. On Monday night all Kentuckians stood with Louisville.

Feb. 11, 2013

Marco Rubio's TIME Magazine Cover Makes Him Public Enemy No. 1 For Republicans

Marco Rubio's recent title of "Republican savior" may be a curse for the young senator. With what looks like a crowded GOP field for the 2016 election, Rubio now has a target on his back.
Jan. 21, 2013

Obama Inauguration Shows Climate Change a Top Priority Over the Next 4 Years

During second terms, presidents consider what legacy their time in office will leave. It is clear Obama has marked environmental issues as a top priority over the next four years.
Jan. 21, 2013

Obama's 5 Greatest Speeches Ever

As he is set to give his second inauguration speech on Monday, Obama should channel the rhetoric and passion he had in these five speeches.
Nov. 7, 2012

Why Romney Lost: The Republican Party is Stuck in the Past

If anything is clear from Tuesday it is that it’s time for a very painful conversation about where the Republican Party is going and where it needs to go in order to survive.
Nov. 6, 2012

Supreme Court Nominees: The Most Critical Issue Obama and Romney Have Not Discussed

Obama and Romney have failed to address a number of big issues in this election. Addressing how they would pick future Supreme Court Justices, though, is the most critical lost discussion point.

Oct. 4, 2012

Denver Debate: Romney Wins, New York Debate Next Up on the Presidential Debate Schedule

The Duel in Denver. The Clash in Colorado. Whatever you want to call it, the last time there was a duel in politics that was of this magnitude Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton.
Sept. 11, 2012

9/11 Anniversary 2012: Why The Great Recession Would Have Happened Even If the Terror Attacks Had Not

Had 9/11 not occurred, and Bush did not have to focus on issues abroad, we would likely have seen further deregulation which would have translated into a deeper economic hole.
July 27, 2012

Anthony Davis Could Help Lebron James and Team USA Win a Gold Medal

Davis won't play many minutes for Team USA. This is symbolic of all millennials today.
July 12, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Movie: Why Occupy Wall Street Will Be Featured in the Batman Film

The Dark Knight Rises will show Americans what our deepest angst is in 2012.
June 4, 2012

Will Rand Paul Be Mitt Romney's VP Choice?

Selecting a VP candidate is considered the most important decision a presidential nominee makes, and can very easily make or break a campaign. A Rand selection would break the Romney campaign.

May 23, 2012

Supreme Court Taser Case: Were Police Wrong to Taser Pregnant Woman?

If certiorari is granted, any Supreme Court decision on this subject will greatly impact the use of the weapon, which has become a modern staple of law enforcement officers.
May 23, 2012

Kentucky Primary Results: 42% of Dems Reject President Obama, Select 'Uncommitted' on Ballots

Mitt Romney easily won the Kentucky GOP primary, but the real story of the night was President Obama's big loss: only 58% of Kentucky Dems support Obama's re-election.
Feb. 14, 2012

New York Knicks Asian American Star Jeremy Lin Proving NBA Cultural Stereotypes Are Baseless

In a sport dominated by African-American players and popularized in poorer urban areas, Lin just doesn’t fit the mold.
Sept. 11, 2011

9/11 or Not, We'd Still Have Economic Woes

What if Sept. 11 had never happened? With Bush's domestic policies, the economic problems we face today would likely still be here, and would be even more dire.