Monday, May 20, 2019

Mizzou in Free Fall: Dorms Open for Parents to Watch Losing Football Team

There's good news and bad news for University of Missouri fans. The good news: There's more lodging available on game days, the St. Louis Dispatch reports. The bad news: The lodging is available, because...

Topeka Cap-J Tough on Unemployment Fraud, But No Such Thing as Voter Fraud

In a fair minded Topeka Capital-Journal article, Allison Kite explores the problem of unemployment fraud in Kansas. The article is blessedly free of the words used to challenge the very idea of voter fraud in...

KC Nation’s #3 Market for Roseanne Pro-Trump Reboot, Media Perplexed at Success

The Hollywood Reporter headline is among the more benign to come out of Tinsel Town, "Roseanne Returns: Is TV Ready for a Trump-Loving Comic With 'Nothing Left to Prove'?" Implicit in the headline is the...

Star Outs Gary Lezak, Endorses Claim He Was “Born This Way”

In a front page story today, the Kansas City Star revealed that popular KSHB Channel 41 meteorologist Gary Lezak is gay. Tomorrow, we are told, the Star will break the news that Kansas City Mayor...

Steps for Getting Media Coverage for Your Small Protest

Three people complained to Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins' local office, and Topeka Capital-Journal sent a reporter and a photographer to cover the event. This has protestors everywhere wondering what they must do to get the attention...

Why the National Media Note the Retirement of Sen. Steve Fitzgerald

It is not every day that the retirement of a non-felonious Republican state senator makes the national news, but the media have made an exception for Sen. Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth. The subhead on the...

KCUR, May 1 Is Not “Traditional Union Laborers Day,” It Is “International Worker’s Day”

In the United States, we do have a "traditional union laborers day." It comes not on May 1 but in September. We call it "Labor Day." It is a national holiday and has been...

Cap-J Subtly Mocks Faith in Story about School Funding

After hours of contentious debate, lawmakers adopted a new school funding mechanism that pumps hundreds of millions into public schools. The money and its effects on taxpayers or schools probably deserves top billing in...
gun rights

KU Professor Pens Laughable Letter to Cap-J

A University of Kansas history professor announced via letter to the editor that he's moving since the Kansas Legislature won't bend to his will. Such is his right, although it's questionable whether one guy...

What Would Jesus Do About Illegal Immigration?

  The Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City has a large banner posted in front of it proclaiming for all the world to see, "Immigrants and Refugees Welcome." This raises the question, a question many...