Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It Is Time to Recognize That Not Everyone on Disability Is Disabled

Disability advocates are angry about potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Last week, two Topeka activists for the disabled--Mike Oxford and Ami Hyten--were among those forcibly removed from the U.S. Capitol where they...

No, It Was Not Our Thomas “What’s the Matter” Frank That CNN Booted

It has been a rough couple of days for CNN: first the network has to fire three staffers, including a Thomas Frank, for collaborating on a fake news item about Trump and Russia; and then...

KC Star, Columbia Missourian Mum on Bombshell CNN McCaskill Russian Report

On Monday evening, CNN International broke a politically significant story well capsulized in the headline, "Despite tweet, McCaskill attended reception at Russian ambassador's home." As the Sentinel reported earlier, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) thrust herself into...

Stand Up Blue Valley Finds a Boogey Man

Over at Stand Up Blue Valley, the group of so-called soccer moms has added a page to its website designed to throw shade at ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Commission. First, it's important to know a...

Media Attempts to Discredit Republican Governor

Illinois is entering a fiscal death spiral. Though the state has faced years of financial mismanagement, media is gearing up to blame the state's Republican Governor. Kansans are familiar with this tune. “We’re in a death...

What? Kansas Sixth in the Nation in State Support for Schools? No Way!

For all the media talk about Gov. Sam Brownback slashing and cutting funding for schools it turns out that only five states in the nation provide a higher percentage of public school funding than...

Will Media Thank Missouri Lawmakers for Efforts to Avert Disaster?

The Missouri General Assembly adopted legislation that bans Missouri cities from enacting minimum wages that differ from the state's rate of $7.70 per hour in May. Today, a study reveals the damages wrought in Seattle...

Global Cooling Alert: KC Flirts with Record Lows

While the media fixates on warmer than average temperatures in Arizona, they have chosen not to notice as a major cooling front engulfs the eastern half of the United States. The 55-degree morning temperature...

NARAL: Subverting the Language in a Neighborhood Near You

The yard sign posted in this middle class Kansas City neighborhood seems benign enough until you realize how the language has been subverted to make a nefarious idea sound downright neighborly. The sign in question...

Kobach Defies Star’s Shaming Campaign, Speaks at Olathe GOP Picnic

Troubled that the Olathe GOP used "Olathe Lives Matter" as a theme for its annual Faith & Freedom picnic, the Star called various GOP officials hoping to shame them into staying away. Some may have yielded...

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