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Guest commentary: On Earth Day, look to science, not ‘belief-based’ policy

Our choices should reflect our priorities. In a democracy, the political dynamic, like market pricing, can be seen as a “rubber meets the road” barometer of the value we set on a concept or ideal. Sometimes, though, the first casualty of political debate is intrinsic value. For instance, the debate about global warming is skewed in political discourse by discounting the intrinsic value of the very planet we inhabit. What’s worse, to the ideological extremists currently in power in the United States, there is no debate at all.

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Editorial: Guns and KU basketball don’t mix

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved plans from three of the six universities it governs to prohibit the concealed carry of guns in stadiums and arenas during athletic events with 5,000 people or more. Now, sports fans will endure an assortment of security hassles resulting from gun laws that ignore common sense.

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Star Editorial Board Facebook Live with Rosilyn Temple

The Star’s editorial board members talk with Rosilyn Temple, the founder and executive director of KC Mothers in Charge.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Star Editorial Board Facebook Live with Rosilyn Temple 24:40

Star Editorial Board Facebook Live with Rosilyn Temple

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill talks Trump, new-look Supreme Court and offers some Missouri baseball thoughts 24:22

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill talks Trump, new-look Supreme Court and offers some Missouri baseball thoughts

The Star's editorial board members discussed their role from the Plaza library 3:47

The Star's editorial board members discussed their role from the Plaza library

What's the future of Kauffman and Arrowhead? The Star's editorial board speaks with Jim Rowland of the Jackson County Sports Complex 17:21

What's the future of Kauffman and Arrowhead? The Star's editorial board speaks with Jim Rowland of the Jackson County Sports Complex

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