Opinion

Midwest Voices

Social media often lacks thoughtfulness

I experienced my first criticism on social media not long ago. It probably hasn’t happened before because my posts are usually garden-related — green heads of lettuce and giant sweet potatoes, which as far as I can figure, aren’t offensive (whether people care, of course, is another story).

Editorials

Kansans face a growing dilemma: Raise taxes or keep cutting services?

The Kansas budget is on life support right now, and two events Wednesday showed things could get worse before they get better. The Kansas Supreme Court heard education supporters ask for an additional $500 million or so a year to better fund public schools. And a new report estimated that the state’s general fund will have a puny $5.6 million on hand by next June 30.

Videos

Silently slamming Sam Brownback on misleading jobs claims: Part II

Gov. Sam Brownback gets the silent treatment — again — for more of his misleading claims about the Kansas jobs market. It's among the worst in America, columnist Yael T. Abouhalkah notes.
Yael T. Abouhalkah The Kansas City Star
Silently slamming Sam Brownback on misleading jobs claims: Part II 1:17

Silently slamming Sam Brownback on misleading jobs claims: Part II

Yael T. Abouhalkah says Donald Trump could surprise a lot more people this fall 1:01

Yael T. Abouhalkah says Donald Trump could surprise a lot more people this fall

Yael T. Abouhalkah has an order: Visit the Kansas City Zoo 0:47

Yael T. Abouhalkah has an order: Visit the Kansas City Zoo

Yael Abouhalkah: Kansas kids are more important than reckless tax cuts 1:26

Yael Abouhalkah: Kansas kids are more important than reckless tax cuts

Contests

Enter to win a year's supply of pet food.

View All Contests

How to contribute

Click here to submit a letter to the editor

The Star welcomes letters from our readers. Please click the button or submit a letter to:

The Star
1729 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO. 64108.

To contact the editorial board, call 816-234-4885.

Essays

The Star welcomes essays of up to 600 words. Be sure to include a one-sentence author description, including city of residence, and daytime phone number. All submissions are edited, may be republished in any format and become property of The Star.

An essay and color photo of the writer should be sent by email to oped@kcstar.com, or mailed to:

The Star, Opinion Pages
1729 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO. 64108.