More to a good life than college

Silas, our son, graduates high school next spring and is knee-deep in campus visits and SAT test prep. As he talks aloud about his own future, we hear his inner conflict: Do I pursue what I love? I’m not even sure what that is, yet. Maybe I should just pick a career that will make me a lot of money.

Veto the stingy Kansas school funding bill

Sleep-deprived Kansas lawmakers left Topeka on Sunday night not certain what they had actually legislated. Only now is the impact of the massive education bill becoming clear. And the more that’s known, the worse it looks.

Up in the sky! It’s reality, untethered in Kansas

Kansas is in deep fiscal trouble. “We are flat broke,” said Democratic Sen. Laura Kelly, the ranking minority member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. So how are the Republicans in charge responding to this crisis? By giving money away, of course.

Shameful Missouri State Fair stunt smears Obama

The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair got a ton of negative publicity Sunday following a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night involving a clown wearing a mask of President Barack Obama. And on Sunday evening state fair officials properly apologized.