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New education funding system

Kansas has a long tradition of excellent public education. As the father of five graduates of Kansas public schools, I know first-hand the strength of our education system and the dedication of our teachers.

September 01, 2016 | Governor Sam Brownback | Columnists

America’s Lost Love Affair with Cars

I'm a car guy.

August 31, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Media Bias II: Hillary’s Health

A CNN political commentator recently said it's sexist to raise questions about Hillary Clinton's health.

August 31, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Trump Camp’s Latest Move is to Bash Catholics

They told me not to overreact. Read new Donald Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon's comments "in context," they said. And, after all, Christine, you're an immigration lawyer, you have a tendency to blow these things out of proportion. Chill, lady. Go say a rosary, and call us in the morning.

August 30, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

The Right Lessons from Obamacare’s Meltdown

The decision of several major insurance companies to cut their losses and withdraw from the Obamacare exchanges, combined with the failure of 70 percent of Obamacare's health insurance "co-ops, " will leave one in six Obamacare enrollees with only one health insurance option. If Obamacare continues on its current track, most of America may resemble Pinal County, Arizona, where no one can obtain private health insurance. Those lucky enough to obtain insurance will face ever-increasing premiums and a declining choice of providers.

August 30, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Trump’s Bathwater vs. Hillary’s

The Great Donald Trump Pivot is still very much in progress.

August 29, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Why Can’t Quanah Parker’s House Be Saved?

It's not every day you can lean on the dining room table that once belonged to the Comanche's last war chief, Quanah Parker, and wonder if your feet are going to crash through the floorboards.

August 29, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Let’s Chew on the New Clinton Foundation Nothingburger

The mainstream media has a tough time "balancing" the coverage of a presidential campaign where one candidate is temperamentally suited for the Oval Office and the other candidate belongs in a middle school locker room, snapping wet towels.

August 27, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Hillary Hardly a Champ for the Working Class

On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton is the fiery champion of the working stiff.

August 27, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Star Trek Turns 50

Not too long after the Sept. 8, 1966, premiere of TV's "Star Trek" (or "Star Trick," as I misheard the title), my "no nonsense" grandfather unloaded on my father.

August 25, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Why the Media is Biased Against Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton is "doing what they call in politics 'freezing pockets,'" Chris Cuomo -- son of the late New York governor -- explained on his CNN program, "because the donors are giving her money thinking she's gonna run. That means they're not gonna have available money for other candidates if she doesn't, and I don't think she's gonna give it to 'em."

August 25, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

A Woman’s View

Do you ever think about how you visualize concepts or thoughts in your mind?

August 24, 2016 | Judi Tabler | Columnists

Hannity Is Trump's Puppeteer

November's biggest loser might not be Donald Trump ---- even if he gets clobbered at the polls. The person with the most to lose is Sean Hannity, the Fox News Channel host, who isn't just hitching his wagon to Trump's campaign, he's almost single-handily building the wagon on his nightly show.

August 24, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Media Bias in Baton Rouge

The recent flooding in Baton Rouge is a study in media bias if you compare it to media coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

August 24, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Yet Another Regrettable Outcome of the 2016 Election: Divorce

Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump.

August 23, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

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10 Things That Should End With This Election

Just a few more weeks and we'll be free of the epic discomfiture that has been the 2016 presidential campaign. Here are ten things ...

October 26, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

The Jerry Springer Election

"I can't take it anymore. This stupid presidential election has turned into a lousy Jerry Springer show."

October 26, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

A Dangerous Time for an Obama Third Term

While President Obama was busy last week telling Hillary supporters how "dangerous" he perceives Donald Trump, real danger quietly passed through the English Channel - when ...

October 25, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Trump’s Put His Banana Republicanism On Display to the World

If there was any doubt as to the singular and unique danger that Donald Trump poses to American democracy, the Republican took those doubts and ...

October 25, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Still Treating Trump Unfairly

"Donald Trump Campaign Contractors Confess Election Fraud!"

October 24, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Trump Trumps Trump

Trump had his best debate in Nevada.

October 24, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Reflections on life as a college senior, then and now, and remembering sacrifices made by others

When I arrived at Kansas City International I knew what I was seeing wasn't typical. After all it was 5:15 on a Friday ...

October 22, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

The Great Pumpkin Celebrates 50 Sincere Years

Remember a time when autumn meant burning leaves instead of burning Samsung Note 7 phones?

October 22, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Hillary’s Words Don’t Match Her Actions

Actions speak louder than words.

October 22, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Dead People ARE Voting

With Halloween so close to the November election, we may as well bring up the obvious link between ghouls and political hacks: Dead people are ...

October 20, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Arizona’s Crazy with the Political Heat

The divisiveness, bitterness and even nuttiness of the 2016 campaign is on full display in Arizona.

October 20, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Judgmental Evangelicals: What Hypocrisy Smells Like

Have you ever wondered what a hypocrite smells like? All you need to do is sniff a homeless person to know what hypocrites don't ...

October 19, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

The Gropage Report

If experts are correct in saying that Donald Trump needs women voters to win the presidency, the last two weeks have been the worst for ...

October 19, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists

Clinton Must Disavow Anti-Catholic Emails

I'm Christine, I am a Catholic, and I vote.

October 18, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Wikileaks Proves Clinton Chummy With National Media


October 18, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

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