Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cleaver Poses as “Civility” Champion, Tweets Betray Him

Visitors to the congressional home page of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) are greeted with a photo of the good reverend instructing a female colleague under the single word in large print "Civility." Below the...
campus carry

Macabre Countdown to Weapon Issue Begins

As students move into dorms at Kansas' state universities, media isn't counting down to the first football games or other exciting campus traditions. Instead, reporters are counting down to an incident involving a weapon. In...

Assassination Minded Senator Defies McCaskill, Refuses to Resign, Cleaver Silent

Democratic Missouri state senator from University City, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, wished openly for the assassination of President Trump but ended up hurting her own party and the media. Her Facebook comment--"I hope Trump is assassinated"--was...

Sorry, Teachers, In KCK the Pay Hikes Are Going to Your Bosses

In the allegedly broken, Brownback-battered, cash-starved domain of public education, administrators in the Kansas City, Kansas School District managed to eke out an average 6.8 percent pay raise last year for themselves and for...

Sen. Moran, Please Stop Tweeting

On Tuesday, August 15, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) elaborated on an earlier tweet. In full, it reads as follows: "White supremacy, bigotry and racism have absolutely no place in our society, and no one--especially...

Want to Get Rich? 6 Welding Trainers at JCCC Make Over $100K Per Year

There are many people who are very generously paid at Johnson County Community College, but the most surprising employees on the top end of the JCCC payroll are the welding trainers. According to the...

Guess Who Else Didn’t Issue a Statement on Charlottesville?

The Kansas Senate Minority leader released a statement denouncing elected Republicans for not issuing statements about Charlottesville, but it appears the Kansas Democratic Party and the Senate Minority Leader issued their first statements denouncing the events...

Responding to White Nationalists Is a Mistake

Danedri Herbert Continuing to respond to white nationalists is fueling the fire of their stupidity. I think we should stop. So, this column should probably just be called “irony,” because I’m going to spend a...
Kansas tax policy

Trump Says Obvious About Charlottesville, Star Atwitter

Even when President Donald Trump says the obvious about the incidents in Charlottesville--or anywhere else for that matter--Kansas City Star editors and their media fellow travelers inevitably search out the angles that allow them...

Is it Time to Rename Jackson County?

In the media-sanctioned rush to erase America's heritage, it may be time for local leaders to rethink the name of the county many call home, "Jackson." In the way of history, the county was...

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