Thursday, January 27, 2022

City of Wichita ignores transparency request on baseball stadium

More than two month after writing a letter to Wichita officials asking for information about the city's $75 million plan to build a baseball stadium, Debra Miller Stevens' request is still being ignored.  She...

Monday at Plaza Library: “Russell Kirk, Charity, and the Conservative Imagination”

The Kansas City Public Library is one of the rare public institutions in America--and perhaps the only one in the region--that respects conservative writers and speakers. On Monday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m., one...

TIME Paints All Republicans, Estes with Trump-Love Brush

A President Trump tweet denouncing an NBC News report drew sharp rebukes from several Republicans, but some, including Kansas' Ron Estes, dismissed the tweet. TIME only reported the Republican reactions the publication says were dismissive and amused. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918112884630093825 Trump tweeted,...

16 Illegals Busted for Identity Theft in Clay County, Hundreds Slip By, Star Chooses...

Kudos to the Courier Tribune of Liberty for reporting a hugely significant story that the Kansas City Star did not apparently find newsworthy: namely the arrest of sixteen illegal aliens and one naturalized citizen...

COVID survival rate up to 98.9% in Kansas

Data from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows the COVID survival rate reached a new high of 98.9% as of November 11.  That’s a significant improvement over time.  Early in the pandemic...

Kansas ranked in bottom 5 for its state and local tax rates

Kansas ranks in the bottom five of states in tax liability according to a WalletHub study. “Kansas did pretty poorly,” said Michael Austin, director of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government at Kansas Policy...

Feds Say No Leniency for Former Missouri Dem Chairman

Former Jackson County prosecutor, county executive and Missouri Democratic Party chairman Mike Sanders is about to take a trip he would rather wish he did not have to take. His preferred destination: a federal prison camp...

KASB effectively criticizes school districts for low teacher pay

The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) is a membership group funded by local school districts, so it was quite surprising to see them criticize their members recently for low teacher pay. The column...

Kobach: Colyer Paid $500 Million Ransom to Supreme Court

In a Wichita debate on Tuesday evening, gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach grabbed the money quote with the use of one startling word, "ransom." Jonathan Shorman of the Wichita Eagle summed it up thusly in his...

Gov. Kelly’s September COVID deaths claim is grossly exaggerated

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly at yesterday’s press conference made a consciously exaggerated and deceptive claim about COVID deaths in September.  She said there were “23 new deaths reported between Friday and today.”  It’s understandable...