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Does anyone else wonder how conveniently gas prices have risen recently, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend?
As a veteran, it always warms my heart to see individuals and businesses flying the American flag. But it also saddens me to see the flag flown incorrectly.
Without books, low-income children get out of the habit of reading during the summer and struggle when school resumes. Thats why the effort this week to distribute 10,000 books to elementary children in Kansas City Public Schools is so critical.
A study found that poverty in the suburbs is growing more than twice as fast as in Americas urban cores, and Kansas City is no exception.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and the Republican-controlled Legislature can’t seem to get anything right. But wait: They did approve some unconstitutional gun laws.
As recent evidence shows in Raytown and Lee’s Summit, Wal-Mart usually gets its way by wooing public officials with the possibility of future tax revenues and wearing down its opponents.
IRS workers have to be happy about the Memorial Day weekend.
Happier days of drinking could be ahead in Kansas.
One can envision the hearings. The outraged congressmen and the pompous senators grilling the secretary, with no answer likely to satisfy. The TV lights and live coverage on Fox. A new revelation (or non-revelation) popping up every couple of days. Is it any wonder good people are reluctant to go into public service these days?
We still raise corn and cotton in Missouri, and cockleburs pop up as weeds. But we arent producing a bumper crop of Democrats these days. And, sadly, our state politicians are no longer immune to the frothy eloquence of charlatans who sell the false logic of income tax cuts and anti-worker laws and other brands of snake oil.
The U.S. military has proved to be a sexually hostile environment for women — and for a fair number of men as well. By the Pentagon’s own measures, women are more likely to become victims of sexual assault while in the military than in civilian life.
Missouris efforts to shut down Gordon Parks Elementary School show we still need to figure out a way to fairly hold accountable charter schools, which often set out to serve disadvantaged students.
Readers often suggest The Star’s opinion pieces should reflect what the majority of the readership agrees with. Is that a good idea?
People often send news tips, but don't want to be named in coverage. Should that dissuade them?
Hostess has a new owner, who is opening the plants that make Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dong brands. Only they are reopening without any unions. Thats one big step for American capitalism. And one big step backward for unions.
By the acquisition of major newspapers, wealthy Koch brothers of Wichita could purchase the forum for opinion that influences millions of voters. Whether you are conservative or liberal, the prospect of having that much power concentrated in so few hands should be plenty scary.
The state is so badly neglecting its young, the next generation of the nations business and political leaders, that India is threatening its very future.
The Common Core standards are actually an attempt by governors including many conservative Republican governors to set some coherent standards on what children should know about math and English by various grade levels.
Technology is moving faster than before, and laws must move equally fast if they are to keep up with ever-changing reality. But this is not the way to do it. Leaving your emails, IMs, etc. deliberately available at all times for law enforcement (or others) is an overreaction, a move of desperation.
The principles implicated by the murder trial of the Pennsylvania abortion doctor make the trial and the static nature of public opinion significant news items. The significance, however, has been lost in a debate focused on the media rather than the weightier issues the case necessarily entails.
Enough with the delays, writes Chris Faulkner, the CEO of Breitling Energy Cos. The White House has no good reasons for rejecting the pipeline any longer. Keystone XL should be approved without delay.
The Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan belongs to the people of Missouri, writes Missouri Bar President Patrick B. Starke of Lees Summit, and we must not let politicians and out-of-state special interests with big money steal it.