Monday, August 3, 2020
family

Eagle Commits Journalistic Malpractice; Selectively Ignores Biz Back-Track on Adoption Bill

In what can only be described as journalistic malpractice, the Wichita Eagle's Jonathan Shorman writes, "A network of companies that includes Apple, Google, Amazon and other tech firms have previously sent a letter to...

80 Arrests in 3rd Night of St. Louis Mayhem, Mayor Blames “Agitators”

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson blamed "agitators" for a third night of vandalism and anti-police violence in St. Louis. "The days have been calm, but the nights have been destructive," said Krewson. "After the...

Why DOE-Bound Betsy DeVos Unnerves the Star

The editorial board of the Kansas City Star signals its attack on presumptive Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with the mind-twisting headline, "DeVos unschooled in ways that would not serve students." If the editors...

Have Race Relations Really Gotten Worse Under Trump?

"More people think race relations have gotten worse under Trump," so insists the Kansas City Star in a caption above a cautionary AP article on the upcoming State of the Union speech. Indeed, the notion...

The So, So Hollow Decision of the Star’s “Catholic” Editor to Quit the Church

How hollow was the decision of the Kansas City Star's self-anointed "Catholic" editor to quit the Catholic Church proudly and publicly? Let us count the ways. Melinda Henneberger nailed her thin gruel of a thesis...

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...

Strange But True: FBI to Investigate OP Hooters Spitting Case

Granted, it is seriously bad form to spit on a child and call him the "n-word," even at a Hooters, especially if the spitter is a member of the Kansas City Fire Department. Had...
school funding

Cap-J Embellishes Supreme Court Requirements

The Topeka Capital-Journal went a little too far in describing the challenges lawmakers will face in crafting a new school finance formula. Tim Carpenter penned a story about the recent passage of legislation to balance...

Danforth on Trump: “I’m Not in the Business of Being a Scold . ....

The "but" is that the former Missouri Senator John Danforth is in the business of being a scold. Worse, Danforth has become the media's go-to scold because the people he most enjoys scolding, at...

Star Transparency Series Gets One Right

It's too bad the Kansas City Star chose to cast shade on the Brownback administration instead of shining an unfiltered light on some of the state's actual transparency issues. The Star's series on transparency in state government is full...