<![CDATA[Opinion News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:54:29 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:54:29 CST Opinion 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com It’s going to be a vile and vicious next six months, America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article75650177.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump has been spewing hate for a long time, creating a toxic election atmosphere

Will he succeed in getting Hillary Clinton involved in a mudslinging contest?

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Wed, 04 May 2016 17:01:31 CDT

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GOP lawmakers hold back Kansas and Missouri in fight against hunger http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article75649237.html#storylink=rss Food insecurity is a growing problem in Missouri, Kansas and throughout the United States

Low-income families still suffering effects of Great Recession

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Wed, 04 May 2016 17:00:16 CDT

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Kansas City’s brand new streetcar line might flop, but a second act is likely http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article75492957.html#storylink=rss Some crucial projects have failed at first in Kansas City

But that lack of initial success doesn’t have to be a final stopping point

Other amenities such as the zoo, Union Station and Liberty Memorial are stronger than ever today

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Wed, 04 May 2016 05:52:00 CDT

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Lee Judge cartoons: January-June 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article52713650.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 Jan 2016 08:21:49 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article52713650.html Don’t let privacy fears halt passage of federal Kelsey Smith legislation http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article75679282.html#storylink=rss Greg Smith is a Kansas state senator because of his daughter

Kelsey Smith was abducted and murdered in 2007

Now there’s federal legislation in the works to help others in dangerous circumstances

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Wed, 04 May 2016 18:24:08 CDT

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Carly Fiorina falls from stage, Ted Cruz falls from grace http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article75372402.html#storylink=rss One second, you’re a candidate; the next, you’re a cad

In such fleeting moments can a candidate’s true character be revealed

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Wed, 04 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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When businesses share the gains, everyone can win http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article75326607.html#storylink=rss Sick of the no-lose socialism of the rich, where the elite win big regardless of what they do?

Tired of the cutthroat hypercapitalism that holds the rest of America down?

The head of Chobani, the yogurt company, has a better idea

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Wed, 04 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Editorial: Good risk in Prairie Village http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article75751717.html#storylink=rss A new park on the Meadowbrook redevelopment site is a wise investment

But city will have to raise enough tax revenues to help pay off TIF bonds

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Thu, 05 May 2016 07:05:07 CDT

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If center-right GOP emerges, Trump has done the Lord’s work http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article75541442.html#storylink=rss We also need Democrats to be a center-left party

If both happen, maybe something good can emerge from this crazy election

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Thu, 05 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Readers sound off on Gov. Brownback, distracted drivers, nuclear weapons http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article75648602.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article75648602.html Liberalized gun laws should make police feel very nervous http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article75551777.html#storylink=rss More guns on the street are not good for public safety

No one knows who is carrying a firearms and who’s not

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Wed, 04 May 2016 11:29:02 CDT

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When unexpected body parts appear in the shower http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article75510462.html#storylink=rss Reader ponders how to react when a naked transgender person is present

Her thoughtful approach provides a model for those who fan flames of fear

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Wed, 04 May 2016 08:06:26 CDT

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McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of May 2, 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article75315062.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 11:16:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article75315062.html KCI delay is disappointing but better not be fatal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article75411032.html#storylink=rss It’s discouraging that city and airline officials won’t ask for a bond vote in 2016

The pause announced by Mayor Sly James gives everyone time to put forward a detailed proposal in 2017

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Tue, 03 May 2016 17:09:30 CDT

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Some companies boosting pay for low-wage workers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article75357502.html#storylink=rss Missouri legislature was wrong in reversing Kansas City Council action

Low wages make is difficult to keep good workers

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Tue, 03 May 2016 13:45:00 CDT

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Readers react to Woodlands racetrack, KC streetcar, Donald Trump http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article75422512.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article75422512.html Missouri muscles up, Kansas goes weak on crucial financial issues http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article75414977.html#storylink=rss Show-Me State’s finances are in pretty good shape, thanks in part to Gov. Jay Nixon

The Sunflower State’s budget is a mess, largely because of Gov. Sam Brownback

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Tue, 03 May 2016 17:20:19 CDT

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Virtues shared in after-school classes http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article75357327.html#storylink=rss Quindaro Elementary School in Kansas City, Kan., is where adults are working with boys and girls in separate groups to build character

Teachers and the principal said they have already noticed a difference in students’ behavior since the engagement started last month

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Tue, 03 May 2016 13:45:00 CDT

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So many options, so hard to make good decisions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article75286827.html#storylink=rss Over the past 30 years, Americans have had a choice explosion

We can choose from an array of foods, media sources, lifestyles and identities

But making decisions well is incredibly difficult

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Tue, 03 May 2016 08:32:12 CDT

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Older Americans growing demographic in U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article75354082.html#storylink=rss May is Older Americans Month with significant details about people age 65 and up

Serving this demographic will be a growth industry in America

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Tue, 03 May 2016 13:46:43 CDT

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Monday Poll results: Streetcar is a big winner http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article75310012.html#storylink=rss Readers want to extend the system, even before the first passengers ride on it

And people think the line will continue to help spur redevelopment in downtown

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Tue, 03 May 2016 10:49:40 CDT The Editorial Board

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A Kansas mystery: How did GOP senators get key, secret revenue figures? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article75291882.html#storylink=rss State Sen. Forrest Knox had the data at least 12 hours before it was officially released

He said he got it from another Republican senator, and won’t say who

But other elected officials didn’t have the information, even as they debated how to cut the budget

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Tue, 03 May 2016 09:07:40 CDT

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Yael T. Abouhalkah blasts bad, irresponsible budget bill in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article75144162.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:36:14 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article75144162.html The award for ‘Most Irresponsible Budget’ goes to Kansas lawmakers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article75221617.html#storylink=rss Budget passed under cover of darkness isn’t balanced

Governor Sam Brownback will have to make even more cuts

Public roads, universities and pensions will be harmed along the way

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Readers share views on taxes, 18th and Vine, ‘religious freedom’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article75209927.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article75209927.html Childish Bernie Sanders supporters can’t get behind Hillary Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article75107597.html#storylink=rss How ironic that the Sanders campaign descends to cries of boycott and even revolution as it nears its end

The extreme left now mirrors the extreme right, each reflecting the anger and unbending rigidity of the other

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Mon, 02 May 2016 10:02:54 CDT

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Donald Trump’s world view is at best a hodgepodge http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article75099612.html#storylink=rss His conservative isolationism is inconsistent and often contradictory

More incoherent still is his insistence on foreign policy being unpredictable

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Mon, 02 May 2016 09:03:48 CDT

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Party attitudes toward the base pave way for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article75101447.html#storylink=rss The Democratic Party defines itself as the protector of the poor and the middle class

The Republican policy agenda is dedicated to serving the interests of the 1 percent

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Mon, 02 May 2016 09:19:55 CDT

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Gov. Sam Brownback stays winning as Kansans keep losing with new, bad budget bill http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article75071192.html#storylink=rss House approved budget shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, Senate finally passed at 3:19 a.m.

But some in the Capitol at Topeka — and in the public — took to Twitter to oppose late-night machinations

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Sun, 01 May 2016 22:19:28 CDT

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Trump’s charge of Clinton using ‘woman card’ now offered as ‘The Official Hillary for America Woman Card’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article75122157.html#storylink=rss Candidates turn their fire to Indiana primary on Tuesday

Trump’s charges against Hillary Clinton may have backfired big-time on his bid for the presidency

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Mon, 02 May 2016 11:23:32 CDT

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