Sunday, October 13, 2019
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Star Editors Tell Readers What “Sensible Kansans” Should Want

In a telling editorial on the protracted budget battle in the Kansas legislature, the Kansas City Star presumes to tell its readers what "sensible Kansans" desire. What is fascinating is the language the Star...

Widows Who Sued ICE Might Question Star’s Embrace of Illegals

A week after two local widows sued Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allowing an illegal alien to kill their husbands and three other men, the Star assures us, "The chance of an American...

First They Came For Lee, Now They’re Coming for Columbus

Having gotten Confederate War memorials removed in at least 30 American cities, Kansas City among them, activists are now setting their sights on images of Christopher Columbus. One that protesters think vulnerable is located in...

Via Christi Hospital Official Advocates for Padding Hospital Pockets

Michael L. Mullins, the senior vice president of Ascension Healthcare, inked an opinion piece advocating for Medicaid expansion earlier this week. Ascension Healthcare is the owner of Via Christi, a Wichita hospital. The Wichita Eagle...

Media, Please Wait Before Denouncing KC Church Vandalism As “Racist”

There is no doubt that someone spray painted vile graffiti on the exterior of Concord Fortress of Hope Church, but what would make it "racist" is not the images themselves--KKK, a swastika, racial slurs--but...

Mayor James Prompts UK Guardian’s Bash of Trump, Kansas City

Some future course in the history of journalism may use Caleb Gayle's article in The Guardian to show just how many empty clichés one reporter can stuff into a given article. For that matter, some...

Tax Hiking Legislators Balk as Small Government-Types Fight Back

A handful of Kansas lawmakers "rebuked" Gov. Sam Brownback and a staff member for explaining to taxpayers why their pay checks are smaller. In typical fashion, media covered the criticism of Brownback with snark,...

Michael Moore Loses Grip on Reality

Filmmaker Michael Moore has taken to Twitter to share the surprising news that Venezuela is a people's paradise thanks to former President Hugo Chavez.  On Sunday, Moore tweeted, "Hugo Chavez declared oil belonged to...

Malpractice: Star Dredges Up Extremist Zeskind to Call Kobach “Extremist”

In a breathless hit piece passing as journalism the Kansas City Star's inevitable Judy Thomas turns to veteran smear merchant Leonard Zeskind for his take on Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach. "Kobach is a hard-core...
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Lawmakers Pine to Pile Tax Hikes on Tax Hikes

Lawmakers are eager to craft legislation that would return tax rates to those in effect in 2012. That was the year legislators eliminated the top personal income tax rate, lowered personal income tax rates, and...