Sunday, July 21, 2019

Star Attempts to Drag KC Symphony into NFL-Anthem Controversy

The Kansas City Star attempted to drag the Kansas City Symphony into the NFL-National Anthem debate, drumming up controversy where none was to be found. The symphony will play the National Anthem on Monday Night Football at Arrowhead...

Trayvon Martin Five Years On: A Case Study in Dangerously Fake News

  Five years ago, on February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot to death in Sanford, Florida. In its brief acknowledgment of the anniversary, the Star described the incident as "an altercation" and threw...

New Low: Star Takes Alleged Flashing of White Power Sign Seriously

Just when we thought the mainstream media could not get any less serious, the Kansas City Star runs a scarily straight-faced Washington Post story on the alleged flashing of a "white power" sign by...

Fat Lady Should Discontinue Warm-Ups as $80M Error May Upend School Finance

The fat lady should discontinue vocal warmups to sing the the conclusion of the school finance wars. The Kansas State Board of Education found an $80 million error in the school financing fix lawmakers adopted...

If the Nichols Fountain Has to Go, How About the Star’s “Maggie”?

As the Sentinel reported last week, the Kansas City Star's political writer Steve Kraske argued that the city should remove the name of J.C. Nichols from the eponymous Plaza fountain because Nichols, like virtually...

Should Kansas End Separate School Sports for Boys and Girls?

Lamda Legal, a gay rights group, has filed a lawsuit against Kansas that has the potential to make obsolete the idea of separate school sports programs for girls and boys. The lawsuit seeks an order that...

Kids Take Break From Sexting, Eating Tide Pods To “March For Our Lives”

Promoters of the Kansas City "March For Our Lives" expect some 10,000 youth to take a break from their normal Saturday activities--playing violent video games, sexting, eating tide pods--to join their peers on Frank...

Star: Republican Tax Plan “Robs from College Students.” Seriously?

In an editorial misleadingly titled, "What Republicans in Congress think of the non-rich," the Kansas City Star editorial board insists that the Senate tax plan "transparently robs from college students to give to the...

McCaskill Plays Both Sides Against Middle on Government Shutdown, Saddens Dems

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, up for reelection in 2018, has been finding herself in a classic lose-lose proposition. If she were to vote against Congress's continuing resolution to fund the government, she would seemingly...
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Mother of Slain 7-Year-Old Sues Social Workers in Missouri, Kansas

In the lawsuit just filed, the mother, grandmother and sister of slain 7-year-old Adrian Jones have shown the frailty of the concept, "It takes a village to raise a child." The Jones case received...