In the six-state region of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas, doctors averaged $257,000 last year, according to a survey by the online news and information site Medscape. The only doctors with higher incomes averaging $1,000 more were in the six Midwestern states clustered around the Great Lakes.
“I’m not running for anything,” the former senator said. But, man, is he acting like it. Here’s your chance to greet an American original.
Why do we have to wait for lawsuits or the action of prosecutors before scrubbing ineligible candidates from the ballot?
A lot of muscle has lined up to combat rape and sexual assault on campuses, including President Barack Obama, who has called on college administrators to act.
One of the central challenges in political reporting is figuring out how much exposure to give to people like Frazier Glenn Cross, aka F. Glenn Miller. The journalists usual answer is balance expose what you can without overexposing the rantings of an anti-Semite. But sometimes balance is imperfect, too.
A distinguished former Kansas governor leaves Washington with an image turned upside down.
There’s a little bit of hypocrite in everyone. What we call hypocrisy, though, is often complexity — surrounded by a sound bite culture.
Voters have a way to reduce the influence of money in politics: ignore what the money buys. The rich guys would get the message soon enough. And at that point — unable to influence election outcomes — their ability to buy access would also disappear.
The winner, almost certainly, will be vigorously, even angrily, opposed by 45 percent of the population.
No one knows for sure if the growing threat from ash and walnut tree pests is related to our changing climate. Some people believe the climate isn’t really changing at all. But most scientists will tell you something is going on, something that’s leading to droughts, floods, stronger storms, rising sea levels and perhaps invasive pests.
The storming protests that have descended on the state capitols and fueled divisive legislative battles have not found their way among parents and community members into area school board meetings.
Kansas cuts taxes and moves the burden onto local governments. Missouri has pursued that policy for decades.
The absence of a major-party candidate to challenge Tom Schweich for re-election might boost Democrat Chris Koster.
Grown-ups can still exploit kids, especially teenagers and young adults. The latest issue is whether Northwestern football players are employees and can unionize. And what about internships?