We don’t want to think too hard about what we buy. We purchase our miraculous phones, big-screen TVs and tablet computers the same way we buy almost everything else: as cheaply as possible. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work. But let’s think a moment about the full cost of the goods and services we buy.
The University of Kansas’ Edwards campus, Johnson County Community College and some Johnson County school districts are working together to help students get a bachelor’s degree in three years rather than four.
Greg Orman hoped his candidacy would spark independent candidacies across the country. But he lost under the most favorable of circumstances, including a nation weary of Congress and its endless infighting.
Let’s take a quiz: It’s Oct. 4, 2012, your name is Fred Miles Thompson and you sport a lively criminal history. You have a decision to make after breakfast. Take your gun and drug charges to trial, where conviction carries a mandatory life sentence. Or accept the plea deal, which guarantees a minimum 12-year sentence.
As Campaign 2014 fades from view and makes way for the hustle of 2016, here’s a look back at pollsters, Kansas Republicans, Joe Biden, Kris Kobach, negative ads, Johnson County, Mitt Romney and Emanuel Cleaver.
We’ve spent the last year leading up to Election Day bitterly arguing over issues large and small, but what seems so important today may not mean as much to our children’s children. Good thing, too. Don’t we all still love the American idea? Doesn’t self-government, however imperfect, transcend the problems that divide us?
The emergence of the Ebola virus in the United States has led us to fear and fiction — not the least example of which was the Kansas City area doctor who hit the airwaves claiming there were people with Ebola right here in town who’ve been “disappeared.”
Calls for federal action to contain Ebola point out the complexities of public policy and the dangers of sweeping declarations about whether various matters should be left only to the states or to Washington.
When choosing a U.S. senator on Nov. 4, some voters in the Sunflower State may make their decision based on social issues, where there are clear differences between the candidates, But it isn’t clear that, if elected, either Republican Pat Roberts or independent Greg Orman could settle those questions, which are now largely legal matters. So voters may instead want to focus on how Roberts or Orman would vote on judicial nominees.