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Why Does Political Geography Scare Americans so Much?
Potential world water conflicts.
Why Does Political Geography Scare Americans so Much?

Why does political geography scare Americans so much?

The answer is that political geography is a front for economic geography. Thus, economic geography is about the realities of modern economic changes and pressures upon people, commerce, and trade among nation states.

At the same time, in 2014, both geographies are about the end of one era of international order and the emerging birthing process of a new world order.

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Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798 - 1993
U. S. S. Kentucky - part of Roosevelt's White Fleet.
Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798 - 1993

Editor's Note: The U. S. has deployed military force abroad in over 300 instances. Adding in the Indian Wars, we estimate that total would rise to over 400 military actions since 1798.

Follow the jump for a lengthy compilation of foreign actions by Ellen C. Collier back on 1993.

1798-1800 -- Undeclared Naval War with France. This contest included land actions, such as that in the Dominican Republic, city of Puerto Plata, where marines captured a French privateer under the guns of the forts.

1801-05 -- Tripoli. The First Barbary War included the USS George Washington and USS Philadelphia affairs and the Eaton expedition, during which a few marines landed with United States Agent William Eaton to raise a force against Tripoli in an effort to free the crew of the Philadelphia. Tripoli declared war but not the United States..

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An Alben W. Barkley Fact Sheet
Pres. Harry Truman presenting the Congressional Gold Medal to Alben Barkley for his service.
An Alben W. Barkley Fact Sheet

Western Kentucky's own Alben W. Barkley had a very different career from the man who sits in his seat in D.C.

Follow the jump for a review of Barkley's career.

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Farewell to a Summer Paradise...West Kentucky Style
Farewell to a Summer Paradise...West Kentucky Style

Life's tempo has shot up several levels with the promises of a very busy fall before the harsh storms of winter set in.

Yet, there is time for me to savor one last remembrance of a few days and nights just spent in a Kentucky tourist paradise..

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Politics & Government

McConnell Attempts to Steal Senator Barkley's Legacy
Vice President and Purchase native Alben W. Barkley
McConnell Attempts to Steal Senator Barkley's Legacy

...After 30 years of doing nothing, Mitch is now telling Kentucky voters that if they send him back to Washington for one more term, he will invoke the late great Barkley as his personal model for conducting business in the nation's Capitol..

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Education

Biggest Racer fan in the world? We've got an app for that.
Biggest Racer fan in the world? We've got an app for that.

MURRAY, Ky. -- Hold your horses Murray State University Racer fans, a new app has been designed and it's free. "Racer Nation," a new app created by Racer athletics and the MSU Alumni Association is open to the public to download today. Unlike other schools with similar applications that target students only, this app is designed for alumni, fans, students and faculty alike.

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Auction Raises More than $80,000 for Scholarships at WKCTC
L to R: Former Paducah Mayor Gerry Montgomery, artist Bill Ford, WKCTC President Barbara Veazey and Dr. Wally Montgomery.
Auction Raises More than $80,000 for Scholarships at WKCTC

PADUCAH, Ky. (September 19, 2014) - More than 400 people attended West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Scholarship Auction at the Julian Carroll Convention Center.

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Community and Regional News

PTHS ROTC hosts Tornado Triumph
PTHS ROTC hosts Tornado Triumph

Members of the Paducah Tilghman Navy Junior ROTC unit participated in the eighth annual Tornado Triumph JROTC Sports Challenge.

L to R: Javin McCoy, Kayla Ragan, Hannah Seli, Korie Pearl, Quran Dunbar, Johnathan Farr-Finch, Kelton Ragan, Travis Myers, Bryan Davis, Dakota Hinson, Zachary Chandler, Quandre Shy, Stephanie Hern, Amberly Alexander, Starr Sprouse, Jakeia Southward, Breonna Harriford, Amiya Jones, Noelle Williams, Charnasia White, Rachel Florey, DuJuan Thomas, and Solomon Sprouse.

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