<![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 Lee Judge cartoons: January-June 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article52713650.html#storylink=rss Check out our collection of sharp political and cultural jabs by Kansas City Star cartoonist Lee Judge.

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Sat, 02 Jan 2016 08:21:49 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article52713650.html
Keeping Kansas schools open is job No. 1 for Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80462767.html#storylink=rss State Supreme Court has made its ruling, and Legislature needs to follow it

Gov. Sam Brownback should call a special session so state can properly fund its schools

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Fri, 27 May 2016 18:58:57 CDT The Editorial Board

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Bang: Gov. Jay Nixon should veto two dangerous Missouri gun bills http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80318547.html#storylink=rss Legislators passed a bill that, incredibly, would require no training to carry a weapon

They also approved a “Stand your ground law” that likely will increase gun deaths

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Fri, 27 May 2016 12:18:42 CDT

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What Latinos know about America but Donald Trump doesn’t http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article80363832.html#storylink=rss Property-damaging protesters aren’t helpful in countering Trump’s insipid anti-immigrant taunts

Americans who gullibly buy into Trump’s versions of Latinos reflect our nation’s general lack of knowledge about immigration

Nationwide, more Latinos are naturalizing and registering to vote so they can fight Trump’s ideals at the ballot box

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Fri, 27 May 2016 14:38:24 CDT

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Hopes soar on effort against payday loans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article80463202.html#storylink=rss Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hearing on Thursday in downtown Kansas City

Groups want federal watchdog agency to enact new rules against predatory loans

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Fri, 27 May 2016 19:01:31 CDT

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Why deny that success often relies on both hard work and luck? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article80270977.html#storylink=rss “With the opportunities that exist in America ...,” Mike Huckabee wrote, “ ‘Luck and fortune’ have little to do with success any more.”

Why is the idea that luck and hard work operate in tandem so difficult for some to grasp?

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Fri, 27 May 2016 08:45:36 CDT

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Readers share views on Sen. Moran, religion, veterans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80463272.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 19:02:16 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80463272.html Metcalf South mall plans shape up as retail only http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article80486802.html#storylink=rss The development went from $320 million down to $80 million

Apartments that were in the original proposal are gone

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Sat, 28 May 2016 12:25:00 CDT

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A stronger united Europe is good for America — and the world http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80480947.html#storylink=rss United Kingdom residents should vote to stay in the European Union

Opponents are using some of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant language

Supporters properly note that Americans have a strong interest in what happens in Europe

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Sat, 28 May 2016 12:05:00 CDT

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: How to keep the Kansas schools open http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article80473652.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 20:09:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article80473652.html It’s delusional to think Donald Trump could manage the economy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article80486047.html#storylink=rss Several recent polls show people would favor Trump over Clinton to run the economy.

Voters may see Trump as successful at running his business and think that would make him a good manager of the nation’s economy.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 20:22:57 CDT

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In Vietnam, President Barack Obama finally opts for realism http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article80485492.html#storylink=rss The president, a liberal, has consistently chosen idealism over realism in foreign policy.

But his effort to contain China has apparently forced him to tack in a new direction.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 20:21:58 CDT

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‘Roots’ kindles in us the courage to confront the history that made us http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article80485397.html#storylink=rss The first episode of “Roots,” broadcast in 1977, was a communal event in the United States.

It forced those who watched to face the ugly truths America hides from itself.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 20:21:27 CDT

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Readers sound off on Donald Trump, the elections, speeding motorists http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80484222.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 20:17:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80484222.html Letter of the Week: Efforts to end childhood obesity http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80481457.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 20:10:48 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80481457.html Readers share views on guns, Gov. Brownback, Sen. Moran, U.S. debt http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80481087.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 20:08:05 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80481087.html Hillary Clinton’s style of deception is more insidious than Donald Trump’s http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article80143437.html#storylink=rss Trump’s lies are usually vomited spontaneously like a vesuvian geyser

Clinton’s lies come carefully prepared, typed up and repeated over and over again

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Sat, 28 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Finding life’s meaning on a trek in the California wilderness http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article80032207.html#storylink=rss An escape into the wilderness, with loved ones, provides refuge from the pressures of the world

In the end, what shapes us is not so much the possessions we acquire but the memories we accumulate

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Sat, 28 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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The Islamic State has become everyone’s foe http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80372477.html#storylink=rss The Islamic State exists in part because democracy has failed to flourish in the Middle East

Fighting in Iraq and Syria has created millions of refugees

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Fri, 27 May 2016 15:03:45 CDT

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Syrian fire will continue to burn until U.S. takes active role http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article80106187.html#storylink=rss Syria’s collapse has produced 5 million refugees and caused more than 300,000 deaths

Obama’s inaction has contributed to a security debacle and humanitarian catastrophe

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Thu, 26 May 2016 19:10:00 CDT

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As you cram yourself into your seat, blame airlines for delays, discomfort http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article80019502.html#storylink=rss Fees for checked baggage serve only to pad airlines’ bottom lines — while overloading X-ray lines

The airlines have maximized profits by making travel as miserable as possible

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Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Readers share thoughts on abortion, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80118832.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80118832.html Yael T. Abouhalkah points a real gun at you and pulls the trigger http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article79996942.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 07:32:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article79996942.html An ode to Chewbacca Mom, in the worst of times http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article80165972.html#storylink=rss Moments of random communion punctuate a tribal era

From Steph Curry to John Prine to Chewbacca mom, flickers of cultural joy

Could exceptions to polarization be a sign that we are more united than we imagine?

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Thu, 26 May 2016 17:23:27 CDT

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Is Turkey still a model country? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article80126867.html#storylink=rss Turkey just 10 years ago appeared to be a model for establishing democracy in a Middle Eastern country

But a lot of things have changed since then, especially in the world of politics

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Thu, 26 May 2016 15:50:18 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article80126867.html
Clinton stumbles! Trump surges! Sanders still alive? God bless America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80120502.html#storylink=rss Hillary Clinton continues to be a magnet for bad news on email issue and in the polls

Donald Trump continues to insult millions of Americans

Bernie Sanders continues to roll along, the Little Engine That Probably Won’t in the Democratic race

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Thu, 26 May 2016 15:34:10 CDT

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Kansas should not engage in the bigoted bathroom war http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80120017.html#storylink=rss House Speaker Ray Merrick wrongly wants others to sign a letter on this discriminatory issue

The Sunflower State should be a model for others and not become a national embarrassment

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Thu, 26 May 2016 15:33:18 CDT

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Race to mass produce self-driving vehicles will also require super-high-tech and costly repair centers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article80079407.html#storylink=rss Auto mechanic shops will have to include people proficient on radar and video camera technology

Roads and bridges of the future also may be required to have high-tech sensors, software to aid self-driving vehicles

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Thu, 26 May 2016 13:58:22 CDT

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Diversity audit of University of Missouri should benefit the four-campus system http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article80060427.html#storylink=rss The diversity and inclusion audit will include focus groups and interviews with faculty, students, staff and leadership members.

The examination is expected to be done by the end of the calendar year

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:50:42 CDT

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A real gun + no training = alarming law in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article79997087.html#storylink=rss General Assembly passed a bill that would allow people to conceal carry with no training

Gov. Jay Nixon should veto the bill so it is not allowed to endanger citizens

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Thu, 26 May 2016 07:09:08 CDT

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