Saturday, February 17, 2018

Those Who Scoff at Hawley’s Take on Sexual Revolution Should Look at Topeka’s Seaman...

Missouri attorney general and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley was widely criticized recently for daring to suggest that the "sexual revolution" was not necessarily a good thing. He linked it, in fact, to a...

Case of Alleged Emporia State Kissing Prof Taxes The System

The story out of Emporia State University has already made it to the Kansas City Star and, given the national mood, may soon make it to the New York Times. Although not part of...

Garden City Paper Refuses to Print Any of GOP Debate Rules It Bashes

The writers at the Garden City Telegram are too deeply ensconced in their own heads to actually read the document they excoriate in a Valentine's Day editorial. The Telegram is outraged because several Kansas...

Deep Anti-Trump Strategy Emerging in Missouri Senate Race

Within hours of his entrance into the Missouri Senate race, Kansas City lawyer Craig O'Dear has already netted more "earned media"--i.e. free publicity--than any "independent" candidate in recent memory. As to why O'Dear has...

Illegal Immigrant Icon Syed Jamal Was Candidate for Lawrence School Board

Not since the Elian Gonzalez case 18 years years ago have the media paid as much attention to the plight of an illegal immigrant as they have to Syed Jamal, the Lawrence-based chemist and...

Solar Enthusiasts in Kansas Want You to Pay Their Electric Bills

Westar Energy finds itself in something of a public relations bind: to appear to be a friend to the solar industry Westar must charge its other customers more than they would otherwise pay for...

Did Shawnee Mission Hire New Super to ‘Manage Decline’?

The Shawnee Mission School District has a list of expectation for the newly hired superintendent, Michael Fulton, the former Missouri Superintendent of the Year from suburban St. Louis. Unfortunately, none of them has anything...

KC Star Attempts to Sell False Bridge Tale

The Kansas City Star editorial board has a bridge it'd like to sell Missouri lawmakers, and they use an actual closed bridge as a metaphor to make their sales pitch. An editorial leads readers to...

Uh, Media, Did Local McDonald’s Workers Really Walk Off Their Jobs Today?

In an online story updated at noon on KCTV-5, reporters Daniel Barnett and Stephanie Kayser assured the audience that today, February 12, "Employees at McDonald's restaurants in the metro walked away from their jobs,...

Kansas Ranking on Highways–#2 in Nation–Shocks Media Into Silence

Among the jewels of accepted wisdom about the Gov. Sam Brownback administration is that, as Esquire's Charles Pierce so gently phrased it, "Brownback would rather have people die on his state’s highways than admit,...

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