Sunday, May 31, 2020

Obama To Stump For Claire McCaskill In–Where Else?–Beverly Hills

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill must hope the cash she brings in will outweigh the guff she'll surely take for appearing with former president Barack Obama in Beverly Hills. According to Politico--and locally, Tony's Kansas City--Obama...

School Board Association Blames Bogus Pittsburg Hire on “Current Climate”

This past week student journalists at Pittsburg High School smoked out their new principal whose bogus credentials--a Ph.D. from a "Corllins University"--had secured her the $93,000 a year job. This development caught officials at the Kansas...

Hey, Edgemoor, Where Are the Seats?

Kevin Koster, who has led a years-long fight to get some straight answers about the fate of KCI, has a question for those Edgemoor folks commissioned to build a new terminal: where are the...

Stabbing Death Shows How KC’s “Cease Fire” Weekend Misses The Point

"This weekend’s goal is to eliminate gun violence during the 48-hour period stretching from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday and to encourage people to resolve conflicts peacefully," observed the Kansas City Star...

Kansas Democrats Endorse Bad Medicine for U.S. Healthcare

Kansas Democrats may add a plank to their platform endorsing Medicare for all. It's a bitter pill that voters should refuse to swallow, though there may be electioneering reasons for adding the prescription to the party's...

KPI: Kansas Will Not Tax And Spend Its Way Out Of 30-Year Slump

In a reasonably straightforward article in the Lawrence Journal World, Peter Hancock leads with a rather inconvenient truth, "A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows the Kansas economy actually shrank...

GC Telegram: Proving Common Sense Doesn’t Necessarily Come in Small Packages

In an Feb. 6 editorial, Dena Sattler at the Garden City Telegram encourages readers to "embrace and defend the actions of those (legislators) determined to change course--which Brownback and company refused to do--and at a...

Did Media Misrepresent Student “Gun Control” Walkout?

Students nationwide walked out of classrooms in some number this week, reportedly to demand gun control after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead. Buried in a Kansas City Star article lamenting the...

A Quick Guide to Paint-by-Numbers Campaign Stories

As the gubernatorial campaign season kicks into high gear, media consumers can anticipate a spate of news items that attempt to detail candidates' positions on issues of the day. What most stories won't include:...

Kansas Budget Failure Persisted

Kansas' budget problems are likely to "persist," despite the largest tax hike in Kansas history. According to the Associated Press, S&P Global Ratings, a financial ratings agency, suggested the state's latest budget is not...