<![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 Steve Kraske: Gov. Sam Brownback is linked to the ‘R’ word http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article59745196.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:05:43 CST

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Dave Helling: Hillary Clinton could take lessons from Bob Dole http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article59197063.html#storylink=rss Her presidential candidacy sometimes resembles his — in style, not substance

Voters want more than a resume

The former senator and secretary of state may use the next two weeks to rethink her campaign strategy

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Steve Kraske: In the 2016 presidential race, John Kasich deserves a look http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article58400383.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:41:04 CST

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Steve Kraske: The Donald Trump bandwagon lurches to a halt in Iowa http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article57851003.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:17:15 CST

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Steve Kraske: In the political expectations game, a winner can lose and a loser can win http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article57011863.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:58:41 CST

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Dave Helling: The Man is still keeping us down http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article56621423.html#storylink=rss Presidential candidates continue to bash the undefined establishment

They may be missing the point: We’re all the establishment

Anyway, most Iowans will stay home next Monday

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:49:00 CST

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Steve Kraske: Million-dollar political donations in Missouri don’t cut it http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/article55805225.html#storylink=rss Part of cleaning up the image of Missouri politics is including caps on donations

Lawmakers are working with unusual speed on some reforms

But capping donations is unlikely to be among them

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:48:47 CST

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Dave Helling: Constitution is often in the eye of the beholder — just ask Ted Cruz http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article55415620.html#storylink=rss Ted Cruz isn’t a natural born citizen, some argue, and can’t be president

The founders purposely used vague terms in the Constitution, Dave Helling writes

Cruz is eligible — but he, and all politicians, could learn from the dispute

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:07:58 CST

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Steve Kraske: Kansas, Missouri stand strong against Medicaid expansion http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article54669010.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:54:47 CST

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Dave Helling: Voters’ voices were never heard in St. Louis stadium push http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article54268150.html#storylink=rss St. Louis is losing its NFL franchise to Los Angeles

City and state leaders hoped a new stadium would save the team, but they froze voters out of the process

That effort may have doomed prospects for the stadium — and the team

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:24:10 CST

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Steve Kraske: President Obama may send Gitmo prisoners to Kansas, where he has few allies http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article53516470.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:03:22 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article53516470.html Dave Helling: Donald Trump’s candidacy is a new phenomenon but an old story http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article53102630.html#storylink=rss The 2016 presidential campaign is entering its rush-to-decision stage

Donald Trump continues to lead in most opinion polls, confounding some experts

His appeal is rooted in American political history and will soon face its first real test

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Steve Kraske: Gazing straight into that 2016 crystal ball http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article52494015.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:49:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article52494015.html Dave Helling: Readers share their songs to die for http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article51922845.html#storylink=rss Some hospitals play soothing instrumental music as the curtain falls

Readers told us their walk-off songs, with classical, country and rock ’n’ roll all represented

Columnist Dave Helling’s choice is also an appropriate salute to our readers

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Dave Helling: Turmoil, tragedy define 2015 politics in Missouri, Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article51709815.html#storylink=rss Scandal hits Missouri legislature, while Kansas lawmakers grapple with taxes and spending

Kansas City’s mayor wins re-election, while the Jackson County executive quits

The top 10 political stories of 2015 on both sides of the state line

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Steve Kraske: You won’t believe what politicians said in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article51443920.html#storylink=rss Here’s a look back at some of the astonishing, wince-inducing quotes of the year

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When a cat gets too fat, the entire household pays a price http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article60035926.html#storylink=rss Slimming Teddy down from 26 pounds proved an administrative challenge

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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:00:00 CST

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Hillary and Bernie tussle over who likes Barack more and the world weighs in http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59992281.html#storylink=rss Reaction to the debate between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton was mixed

Who won depends on who you ask

Both were perceived as playing to the large bloc of black voters in the upcoming North Carolina primary

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Clinton campaign turns to endorsers for Missouri help http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article60077001.html#storylink=rss The Democrat proposes an urban jobs initiative, paid for by a tax on Wall Street institutions

Sly James backs the plan

Endorsements may be a key element of Clinton’s effort before the Missouri primary

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:22:50 CST

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TheChat: Melissa Click says she was `flustered’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59742716.html#storylink=rss And...Hillary Clinton still in line to be the Democratic nominee

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:34:00 CST

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Missouri drug monitoring program runs into renewed opposition http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59764991.html#storylink=rss Similar programs exist in 49 other states to combat doctor shopping for medication

Opponents say it’s an infringement on liberty and a possible invasion of privacy

In previous years the idea sailed out of the Missouri House, only to die in the Senate

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MU professor Melissa Click is ‘embarrassed’ by campus protest video http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59745116.html#storylink=rss Click told Columbia’s ABC affiliate that when she watches the video, “I feel sorry”

The same day the interview became public, a House committee voted to freeze the University of Missouri’s budget

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TheChat: Marco Rubio blames the media http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59524363.html#storylink=rss And...John Brunner attacks Chris Koster over St. Louis’ high crime rate

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Roy Blunt’s Vietnam-era draft deferments become an issue in 2016 Senate race http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59529686.html#storylink=rss The Missouri Republican was exempted from the Vietnam draft three times because he was a student

His office had said he wasn’t drafted because he got a high lottery number in 1969, which is only partially accurate

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:19:29 CST

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A brokered convention is yesterday’s news. Let’s see a brokered presidency. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59611001.html#storylink=rss What if an independent runs — and no candidate gets 270 electoral votes?

Then it gets interesting.

Really interesting.

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New Hampshire has spoken, stirring more than a few reactions http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59532991.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump beats the other Republicans while the politerati opine about whether the huge win means more to come

Bernie Sanders scores a clear win over Hillary Clinton

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:39:12 CST

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Time capsule: Long-gone businesses in Independence http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/eyewitness/article59588011.html#storylink=rss A historical photo from The Star’s archives shows businesses that no longer exist

Thanks to Mid-Continent Public Library sleuthing, their locations have been pinpointed

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Here comes Chelsea http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59526688.html#storylink=rss The one-time first daughter will be in Johnson County next week stumping for mom

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:57:57 CST

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TheChat: David Axelrod says maybe the Clintons are their own worst problem http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59293463.html#storylink=rss And...David Pearce says he’s tilting at windmills

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:23:00 CST

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TheChat: Ron Richard should know which job is the Statehouse’s best http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59051123.html#storylink=rss And...Madeleine Albright is frustrated with young women backing Bernie Sanders

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:27:00 CST

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