Saturday, December 15, 2018

So Much For Bridge Building: Laura Kelly Snubs Trump

The Wichita Eagle headline said it all, "Trump invited the incoming Kansas governor to the White House. She said she was busy." Thirteen new governors, both Democrat and Republican, were not too busy to show...

Kelly Has “No Doubt” Kansans Would Reject Amendment Restraining Supreme Court

Governor-elect Laura Kelly is quite certain Kansans are as indifferent to their rights as free citizens as she is. “If in the end they are able to get it out of the Legislature," said Kelly...

Not News: Mission Hills Senator Bollier Switching Parties

To her credit, Kansas State Senator Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills failed to say, "I am not leaving the Republican Party. The Republican Party is leaving me"--the standard trope for Kansas party switchers. To the...

Eureka! Star Editorial on Public Pensions Makes Sense

To paraphrase the theme song from Disney's Dumbo, I seen a peanut stand, heard a rubber band/ I seen a needle that winked its eye/ But I be done seen about everything/ When I see a Star...

Eagle Goes Hard on Sex Abuse in Baptist Churches, Easy on Abuse in Public...

On Sunday, the Wichita Eagle ran a lengthy article from the Forth Worth Star-Telegram documenting alleged sex abuse within the independent fundamental Baptist movement. For those who belong to such churches or those who have a...

Media Roll Out Double Standard for Trump Visit

The media rolled out their double standard for President Donald Trump's visit to Kansas City on Friday for a Project Safe Neighborhoods Conference. If proof were needed, the media showed that not all gaffes are...

Media Incurious About Accused, District-Hopping Teacher Pedophile

In 2015, the Hazelwood, Missouri, School District fired Deonte Taylor, now 35. On November 13 of that year, Taylor allegedly took a 7-year-old boy out of his classroom and sexually assaulted him in another, empty...

KPI Corrects Laura Kelly USA Today Gloat

Kansas Governor-elect Laura Kelly recently took to the pages of USA Today to gloat about her victory and to further misinform America about why she won. In response, Kansas Policy Institute President Dave Trabert...

But How Do Nemaha Countians Feel About Providing Wind Power to KU?

As reported in the Daily Kansan, officials at the University of Kansas are pleased with a new 20-year contract with Westar Energy that guarantees KU's electric power will now come from wind energy. “KU has considered...

Huh? “Voter Suppression” in Kansas Leads to Record Turnout

Those who google "voter suppression" and "Kobach" will be treated to 133,000 stories, many of them awash in hysteria, that contain both words. Some recent sample headlines: "Kris Kobach, the face of voter suppression, loses...

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