<![CDATA[News Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:40:03 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:40:03 CST News Columns & Blogs 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Delegates see Donald Trump as ‘inartful,’ not racist http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article90867297.html#storylink=rss Most Missouri and Kansas delegates say they’re comfortable with Trump as president

A few say Trump has work to do

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Donald Trump’s 2016 Republican convention carries slapdash, jury-rigged feel http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article90317972.html#storylink=rss The Donald Trump campaign set its convention-opening night theme as Make America Safe Again

With an actor and Trump’s wife speaking, it was an unconventional crew for talking security

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:12 CDT

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Eric Greitens gets lots of exposure, but is it the right exposure? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article89627842.html#storylink=rss The GOP candidate for Missouri governor boxes and jumps rope and fires big guns

But will that win votes?

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:46:05 CDT

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Congress swats away response to Zika threat http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article88900622.html#storylink=rss Congress has basically agreed to spend $1.1 billion to fight Zika

But Republicans and Democrats are squabbling over unrelated issues, threatening any progress on Zika

The dysfunction of political institutions is appalling

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:26:21 CDT

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Veep nominees often emerge as future presidential candidates http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article87929457.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:17:43 CDT

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Despite losing, Jeff Roe ran a presidential campaign of his dreams http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article86851277.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:44:45 CDT

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Short and sweet Kansas special session won’t be repeated http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article86438417.html#storylink=rss The disaster of closing Kansas schools was avoided last week

State lawmakers reached agreement on fixing unfairness in the formula

But the hard work on school finance lies ahead

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:49:10 CDT

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Guess who didn’t bother to vote in one of his father’s elections http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article85497492.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:54:24 CDT

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School finance argument in Kansas has deep, tangled roots http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article84995717.html#storylink=rss Kansas legislators begin a special session on school finance Thursday

They may come up with a solution, but they’re unlikely to find a long-term fix

At issue: Who really controls school spending and taxes?

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:31:42 CDT

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In Kansas, it may finally be time for Democrats to rise again http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article84179422.html#storylink=rss The party is showing signs of new life as Gov. Sam Brownback continues to wobble

If it can’t score wins now, when can it?

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:58:34 CDT

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Don’t look for easy answers after the Orlando massacre http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article83549527.html#storylink=rss Americans began debating solutions to the Orlando massacre within hours of the tragedy

Some focused on gun rules, others want to limit immigration, still others want more money for mental health

The answer, Dave Helling writes, is complicated and essential

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:00:25 CDT

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You’ve seen these political ads before — with one jaw-dropping exception http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article82730852.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:59:52 CDT

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Johnson County voters usually back new projects, but maybe not this time http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article82235677.html#storylink=rss They’ll be asked this fall if they want to raise sales taxes to build a new county courthouse, and for other purposes

The county’s voters are usually willing to build new things, but that could be changing

For younger voters, experiences are more important than bricks and mortar

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:05:44 CDT

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Stick this on Kansas City’s to-do list: The geese problem http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article81375802.html#storylink=rss City parks officials acknowledge that the Canada goose population is exploding

The big problem is poop ... workers spray down sidewalks for hours at a stretch

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:23:45 CDT

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are saying: Get back to where we once belonged http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article80938102.html#storylink=rss Ronald Reagan famously asked if Americans were better off in 1980 than in 1976

Today, Trump implicitly asks if Americans are better off than they were 50 years ago

The answer may determine the debate in the 2016 presidential election

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Fred Sauer takes aim at no-limit campaign donations in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article80020207.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 10:01:28 CDT

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Sen. Claire McCaskill on the Clinton-Kaine ticket: ‘They are the grown-ups’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91468562.html#storylink=rss The Missouri Democrat applauds Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate

“He will be a real antidote to all of that fear and anger and darkness on the other ticket”

McCaskill says she doesn’t think Kaine is too conservative and he will appeal to progressives

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Kansas delegates thought Trump hit a home run with speech http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91223237.html#storylink=rss Kansas delegates raved about Donald Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday night

The speech closed the Republican convention in Cleveland

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:03:33 CDT

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Trailwatch, week of July 16-26: Money, money, money http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91235972.html#storylink=rss Cash pours into the Missouri governor’s race

U.S. Senate candidates Roy Blunt and Jason Kander tend to the home fires

Sly James picks an AG candidate

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Trump on teleprompter, same message, different cadence, plenty of volume http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91205877.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump read his presidential nomination speech from a script, loudly

Partisans, depending on their party, either loved or hated what they heard

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:28:59 CDT

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Brownback defends his record and delegates give him a standing O http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91007927.html#storylink=rss Kansas delegates heard their governor, Sam Brownback, speak Thursday

He aggressively promoted his record and derided critics

Delegates stood with him

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:00:32 CDT

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A bow to Kansas City International Airport history http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/eyewitness/article91022997.html#storylink=rss A photo from The Star’s archives shows a bit of the airport’s history

A Japanese tea ceremony marked its opening in 1972

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Veep candidate Pence gets glowing reviews from delegates http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91012997.html#storylink=rss Unlike Ted Cruz, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was getting glowing reviews Thursday from Kansas delegates

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Kansas delegates: Cruz may not recover from this political mistake http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91000387.html#storylink=rss Kansas convention delegates agreed with those in Missouri on the Ted Cruz speech

Wednesday night Cruz chose not to endorse Donald Trump

Big, big mistake, delegates said Thursday

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Most Missouri delegates think Cruz made a mistake in speech http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article90982157.html#storylink=rss In his speech Wednesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz withheld endorsement from Trump

Missouri Republicans reacted with shock, sadness and some support Thursday

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:25:59 CDT

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Ted Cruz disses Donald Trump and the GOP disses Cruz — it was great TV http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article90951692.html#storylink=rss Ted Cruz congratulated, but didn’t endorse, Trump

Delegates booed Cruz and cheered veep nominee Mike Pence

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:37:54 CDT

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Kansas Republicans at convention talk about beating Hillary Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article90872982.html#storylink=rss Republicans say Donald Trump is imperfect, but far more palatable to them than Clinton

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Carson talks to Missouri delegates about everything but Trump http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article90762172.html#storylink=rss One-time presidential candidate Ben Carson met with Missouri delegates Wednesday

He covered education, poverty, the origin of the universe, the U.S. Constitution

The Republican presidential nominee did not come up

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Scoop: Republicans really, really don’t like Hillary Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article90695962.html#storylink=rss After Donald Trump’s nomination became official, the party stepped up its attacks on Clinton

Chris Christie and other speakers laid into the Democratic standard-bearer

Critics were impressed by Trump’s children, but found the line-up uneven

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:47:09 CDT

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The joke is on Bob Dole, and he’s making the cracks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article90687212.html#storylink=rss Former Kansas senator is gearing up for his 93rd birthday on Friday

He celebrated on Tuesday with three current U.S. senators

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