Saturday, May 28, 2022

Choosing which crimes to prosecute comes to Kansas on election bribery

The Ellis County Attorney’s decision to not prosecute election bribery signals that the trend of picking and choosing which crimes to prosecute is no longer confined to major U.S. cities with progressive prosecutors.  And...

Taxpayer exposes Olathe school board president’s bullying, misinformation tactics

The Olathe school district says it won't tolerate bullying and harmful behavior, which should also apply to school board members.  But school board president Joe Beveridge seems to think he is exempt. At the May...

Johnson County officials effectively propose big rent hikes

County Commissioner Becky Fast is on record saying affordable housing options are a top concern for her constituents, but odds are that she will effectively vote for a big rent hike this summer.  That...

Food sales tax would be almost gone but for Kelly’s 2019 veto

Guess what the state sales tax on food would be this coming New Year’s Day if Kansas Governor Laura Kelly had signed HB 2033 in 2019?  Exactly zero, according to the Kansas Legislative Research...
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SMSD justifies transgender discussions with kindergarteners

A PTA meeting for Trailwood Elementary in the Shawnee Mision school district disclosed the district’s rationale for discussing transgender and sex issues with kindergartners and other young students. In March, Dr. Tyrone Bates, who runs...

KS Commission on racial equity ignores educational discrimination

How's this for hypocrisy?  The final report from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's Commission on Racial Equity & Justice conveniently ignores what may be the state's most egregious example of racial inequality: race-based and income-based...

Topeka super Tiffany Anderson misleads parents on student achievement

To hear Topeka Superintendent Tiffany Anderson talk about student achievement in her district, you would think it is pretty good overall.  But as is often the case with education officials, the facts tell a...

Things worth fighting for: individual liberty, America, civilization

It is fashionable in the midst of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine to call for bans on all things Russian, even including individuals.  Such actions may be with the best of intentions, but one...

KC Star pushes Kelly for governor with school funding lie

A guest column in today’s Kansas City Star by a retired teacher makes an outrageously false claim about school funding to promote Laura Kelly for governor over Derek Schmidt.  The teacher may only be...

KC Star makes false accusations on Parents Bill of Rights

Yesterday, a Kansas City Star article alleging that the Parents Bill of Rights legislative hearings wasn’t fair to transparency opponents made several false claims. The Star distorting the truth may be just another day...