Tuesday, June 18, 2019

When Tom Wolfe, America’s Great Conservative Author, Came to Kansas City

Author Tom Wolfe, who died yesterday in New York City, came to Kansas City some 40 years ago and turned the local art community on its head. Wolfe had the effrontery to speak to a...

LJW Follows Up On Sentinel Question: Why Is KU Paying $510K To A “Special...

In an April 23 article, the Sentinel asked in its headline, "Do Students Know Faculty In Cash-Strapped Kansas Are Getting Rich?" Mining the salary data posted by the Kansas Policy Institute, the Sentinel made...
Kansas tax policy

Educators, Ex-Governors Dismiss Likely $400 Million Error as “Alternate Facts”

As the Sentinel reported on Friday, 80-year-old Dale Dennis, Kansas deputy education commissioner, appears to have allocated to school districts as much as $400 million in transportation funds not authorized by the legislature. Understandably, Senate...

Dem Leader: Colyer “Picked the Most Divisive Issue to Highlight in the Heart...

Democratic House minority leader and gubernatorial candidate Jim Ward scolded new Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer for daring to bring up "the most divisive issue" in Colyer's first major policy address. State Senator David Haley, a...

No Riots After Trooper Wrist Slap in Boating Death

In some obvious ways, the death of Brandon Ellingson while in the custody of Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Anthony Piercey mirrors that of Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore two years ago. Like Gray,...

Star Slights KC ISIS Indictment, KCK Murder, Exploits Olathe

  Some crimes have what one time radical David Horowitz called "usable political meaning."¬†On Thursday, soon after the details of the Olathe shooting leaked out, the Sentinel predicted¬†the story would get an enormous amount of...

Mayor James Shockingly Deceives Students About Assault Weapon Threat in KC

The Kansas City Star ran in full a "Dear Students" letter from Kansas City Mayor Sly James on the subject of assault weapons. Only in an environment without significant media pushback would a mayor...

Are We Supposed to Believe The Woman Who Accused Emmett Till?

Just a year ago, the New York Times ran a story headlined, "Woman Linked to 1955 Emmett Till Murder Tells Historian Her Claims Were False." In 1955, Till, a 14-year-old visitor from Chicago, entered a...

Why Is The KNEA Mocking Christian Beliefs During Holy Week?

Mark Desetti, a legislative and policy director for the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA), tweeted out his opinion on an adoption bill working its way through the Kansas legislature, and unfortunately his opinion is...

Forget ‘Diversity,’ BetterKCI Runs Patronizing All-Black TV Ads

Still not convinced it can sell 50 percent of Kansas City on a new single terminal, the BetterKCI campaign has zeroed in on the African American community with a TV ad that is as...