Saturday, April 20, 2019

Star’s Catholic Soul Cleansing–Part II

As is evident on the Star bio page, newly hired opinion writer, Melinda Henneberger, has sterling Catholic credentials. In Tuesday's Sentinel, we raised the question of whether the Kansas City hired  Henneberger to cleanse its...

Did Star Hire Catholic Opinion Writer to Cleanse Its Soul?

The online version of the Kansas City Star invites readers to meet its new editorial team. Newcomers include editorial page editor, Colleen Nelson, who first came to national attention when busted by Wikileaks for...

Wichita Eagle Makes Case for School Choice

It was probably unintentional, but the Wichita Eagle published a story that reads like a long, sob-inducing advocacy speech in favor of allowing parents to choose where their students go to school rather than...

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...

Why KC Liberals Engage in Racial “Profiling”

A relatively innocent article posted on the Fox 4 TV website speaks indirectly to an issue about which almost no one will speak directly, namely racial profiling in urban neighborhoods. "Kansas City police say four...

267 University Faculty and Staff Make More Than 200K but Kansas Regents Want More

As paraphrased in the Topeka Capital-Journal, Blake Flanders, Kansas Board of Regents president and CEO, lamented the fact that "over the past three years, Regents institutions had lost $75 million." It is hard to know how Flanders...

Star Says Nice Things About Tea Party, Sort of

A left-handed compliment, we suppose, is better than none at all. And after watching two weeks-worth of unhinged hysteria from her friends on the left, the Kansas City Star's Mary Sanchez has chosen to...

Guy Who Upended Kansas Budget Ship Mansplains

Duane Goossen, Kansas budget director under Governors Kathleen Sebelius, Mark Parkinson and Bill Graves, writes and advocates daily about his plans to fix Kansas's budget challenges, despite being a major part of the problem....

Star Contrives to Politicize Traffic Deaths

The headline of a February 1 article in the Kansas City Star not so subtly insults the character of the people who live in red state America and morbidly politicizes the heretofore apolitical. "November’s presidential...

KASB Reports: Is School Funding Fair?

  The Education Law Center at Rutgers Graduate School of Education released its sixth annual national report card on state funding of schools. The report evaluates "the extent to which state finance systems ensure quality...

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