Sunday, May 31, 2020

Star Creates News to Rehash Salacious Greitens’ Scandal One More Time

Perhaps it was a slow news day? (Narrator: It wasn't.) Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach aren't weighing in the brewing scandal in the state next door, and that fact...

“Legislators” Aren’t Asking for Metal Detectors at KU Games, Regents Are

On first glance one might think that an editorial headlined, "Guns and KU basketball don't mix," might concern itself with some new criminal mischief on the part of the b-ball team, but no, the...

Shocker: Wichita Eagle Runs Positive Article on Trump

In the nearly two years of the Trump presidency and the Sentinel's existence, a Tuesday article in the Wichita Eagle is the first we have seen in either of the area's McClatchy papers that...

Just Throw Money at Secrecy, Star Recommends

Fresh off reporting the (timeless) news that government bureaucracies are often secretive places, the Kansas City Star proposes a solution: More bureaucracy. The daily paper is joined by a handful of Democratic politicians inĀ its efforts...

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...

80 BV School Employees Out Earn Governor, 79 in SMS

Gov, Sam Brownback makes $99,636 a year and, given all the media guff he has to put up with, he surely earns it. Still, 99k would seem to be a comfortable wage in one...

So Much For The Honeymoon, Gov. Parson Not Pro-Gay Enough for Media

Mike Parson had been Missouri governor for four days and nine minutes when the Kansas City Star editorial board decided it was high time to challenge Parson on his gay credentials. The provocative Star headline...

Tax and Spenders in Full Explanation Mode

There's a public relations campaign afoot as Kansas lawmakers realize taxpayers are about to see smaller paychecks. First, a handful of legislators, including Senate leadership, blasted Gov. Sam Brownback for warning people they're about...

Star Slam on Kobach Voter Request Flirts With Hysteria

The headline reads like something from 1984, "Kris Kobach wants every voter's personal information for Trump's commission." For the Kansas City Star this is classic twofer: an attack on both President Trump and Kansas...

Phew! Only 80 Today, Less Risk of Suicide

The Kansas-Missouri region finds itself in the midst of mini-cooling stretch and with it the lowering of the risk of suicide. Or so USA Today would have us believe. Its recent headline, "Global warming risk:...