Sunday, May 31, 2020

Star Hearts Plaza Anti-Trump Rally

In its coverage of the anti-Trump rally on the Plaza Tuesday evening, the Kansas City Star proved much friendlier to dissent circa 2017 than it did in its coverage of the first Tea Party...

Star Report on Hotel “Profiling” Case Leaves Out Stunningly Crucial Details

The local media are abuzz about an Alabama man of Indian birth who was allegedly profiled and insulted at a downtown hotel because of his name and skin color. “He started screaming, yelling,” Ahmed...

Rep. Weber Describes Personal Experience with KanCare Improvements

Rep. Chuck Weber, a Wichita Republican, knows firsthand the challenges of dealing with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Service bureaucracy. Weber is the father of  Billy, who has Down's Syndrome, the state representative...

Star Backtracks Big Time on “More Flights” BS

On Sunday, the Kansas City Star editors assured their readers that a new terminal at KCI meant more direct flights to more places. On Tuesday, they were saying, 'well, maybe not.' In its Sunday editorial...

Show-Me Institute: KC Go Bonds Much More Costly Than Promised

The Show-Me Institute's Pat Touhey has a gripe with the city of Kansas City. He believes that the propagandists for the $800 million KC Go Bond that will go before the voters in April...

Chutzpah Alert: Mayor Sly James Son Calls Gov. Greitens “A Privileged White Man”

Malik James, the lawyer son of lawyer/mayor Sly James, has denounced Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens as a "privileged white man," one who is "inflexible to all reason or compassion." Greitens's sin, as James sees...

KC Jewish Chronicle Praises Brownback, Kansas For “Rejecting Hate”

In one of those rare 'man bites dog' moments a generally liberal publication--in this case, the Jewish Chronicle--praised the Republican-led government of Kansas for "rejecting hate." Historically, imputing hatred to Republicans has ranked right up...

Kansas Native Frank Marshall Davis Finally Gets His Due in New Obama Bio

In his epic new biography, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Garrow finally gives Kansas native Frank Marshall Davis his proper place in history. Born in Arkansas City, Kansas, in 1905, Davis...