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After Brexit, welcome to the jungle

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union is a disheartening victory for isolationists, nationalists and populist conservatives around the world. Britons’ decision will have a huge effect on the global economy and world politics. This week was not a great one for freedom. Instead, it was an example of how chaotic the world of politics has become.

Mary Sanchez

Gay and lesbian activists take on the gun lobby

What gay activists learned from the AIDS crisis, from the fight for gay marriage, is that changing attitudes is as necessary as changing laws. Post Orlando, expect them to use that knowledge as a guide, to sign up for a long-haul approach to addressing gun violence.

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Better late than never? Who says so?

If anyone in my family was to be late, they had better be incarcerated, dead or pregnant. Being late was not acceptable and improper for anyone in my limited world. So to make life challenging, I married into a family that didn’t agree with this rule of etiquette.

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Stop the whining and keep Kansas schools open

The time for bellyaching is over in Kansas. Now it’s time for the Legislature to solve the latest school funding crisis. Most Kansans expect lawmakers to find a way to follow a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that called on them to constitutionally support K-12 education, or risk forcing a school closure by July 1.

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Yael T. Abouhalkah points a real gun at you and pulls the trigger

Yael T. Abouhalkah uses real $100 bills to explain Kansas budget dumpster fire 1:26

Yael T. Abouhalkah uses real $100 bills to explain Kansas budget dumpster fire

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Yael T. Abouhalkah blasts bad, irresponsible budget bill in Kansas

Yael T. Abouhalkah announces a contest to praise Gov. Sam Brownback 1:01

Yael T. Abouhalkah announces a contest to praise Gov. Sam Brownback

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Yael T. Abouhalkah offers a plan to repeal Gov. Sam Brownback's destructive policies

Yael T. Abouhalkah 'sounds like a broken record' on Kansas' pitiful new jobs report 0:33

Yael T. Abouhalkah 'sounds like a broken record' on Kansas' pitiful new jobs report

Yael T. Abouhalkah waves bye-bye to Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump's haters 1:07

Yael T. Abouhalkah waves bye-bye to Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump's haters

Yael T. Abouhalkah: Two cracked eggs, two hungry dogs and Gov. Sam Brownback's failed tax cuts 1:34

Yael T. Abouhalkah: Two cracked eggs, two hungry dogs and Gov. Sam Brownback's failed tax cuts

Yael T. Abouhalkah: New poll shows Kansans really, really don't like Gov. Sam Brownback 0:56

Yael T. Abouhalkah: New poll shows Kansans really, really don't like Gov. Sam Brownback

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Lewis Diuguid talks about his friendship with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee

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

Kansas needs to fully fund its schools in a special legislative session that starts Thursday.
abouhalkah@kcstar.com
Yael Abouhalkah: Kansas kids are more important than reckless tax cuts 1:26

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

Yael T. Abouhalkah: How to keep the Kansas schools open 0:58

Yael T. Abouhalkah: How to keep the Kansas schools open

Yael T. Abouhalkah points a real gun at you and pulls the trigger 1:05

Yael T. Abouhalkah points a real gun at you and pulls the trigger

Yael T. Abouhalkah uses real $100 bills to explain Kansas budget dumpster fire 1:26

Yael T. Abouhalkah uses real $100 bills to explain Kansas budget dumpster fire

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