<![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 Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 Jan 2016 08:21:49 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article52713650.html Barbara Shelly: Finn Bullers’ epic fight against KanCare should live on http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article59897926.html#storylink=rss People with disabilities struggle in Kansas

Finn Bullers waged an epic quality-of-life struggle

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Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas lawmakers need to fix school funding crisis they created http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59874106.html#storylink=rss Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school funding raises stakes for legislative session

Legislators must avoid a standoff and spend more money on education

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Demolish dangerous buildings and renovate houses to revive Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59787241.html#storylink=rss Mayor and city manager have proposed thoughtful, two-pronged plan

Removing blight is one step; the next is finding good ways to revive neighborhoods

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:42:11 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: The feisty little school district that could http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article59579516.html#storylink=rss Raytown district is fighting battles that other schools are interested in

One concerns how much tax revenue is gobbled up by a private development

Superintendent deals with a fast-changing community that deserves a solid education

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:48:29 CST

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Thomas Friedman: True Mideast solutions are few and far between http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article59883191.html#storylink=rss The next president will have to deal with a totally different Middle East

It will be shaped by struggle over a one-state solution, a no-state solution, a nonstate solution and a rogue-state solution

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Michael Gerson: Donald Trump is an alpha on the rise in the South http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article59863486.html#storylink=rss In South Carolina, Trump is riding a wave of adulation more common for rock stars, faith healers or South American dictators

His goal is not so much the inspiration of the country as the domination of the other candidates

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Readers react to Sen. Ted Cruz, the University of Missouri and Gov. Sam Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article59875031.html#storylink=rss John Kovelan of Lenexa writes: Voters should beware of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz

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Don’t buy ‘solutions’ from critics trying to kill Kansas City’s earnings tax http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59642921.html#storylink=rss Supporters are waging a battle to renew important city funding source

Opponents are using some misleading statements against the tax

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:17:48 CST

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Police use tenacity and luck to crack a 4-year-old murder case http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59643091.html#storylink=rss Harry Stone was shot while jogging on Mother’s Day in 2012

An auto accident set into motion the events that led to an arrest

Police in Kansas City and Raytown deserve credit

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Lewis Diuguid: Compromise needed to settle dispute between Ferguson, Mo., Justice Department http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59792611.html#storylink=rss Justice Department files suit against Ferguson over tentative agreement

Dispute follows police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:04:44 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Obama correctly calls for more civility, compromise in U.S. politics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59780841.html#storylink=rss Republicans and Democrats must work together to solve the country’s problems

No one party has a lock on the best ideas for the U.S.

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:13:24 CST

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It’s clear Backpage.com would rather fight with Senate than stop sex trafficking http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article59683581.html#storylink=rss Backpage.com is an online classified service

It wants to test how far it can stretch the First Amendment as a shield

Senate will likely vote to approve holding the company in civil contempt

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Readers react to Gov. Sam Brownback, the University of Missouri and Beyoncé http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article59656041.html#storylink=rss Holly John Blythe of Shawnee writes: Although Kansas has already borrowed $1.4 billion, the state is still running out of money

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:07:13 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article59656041.html
Viral $44.5 million Kansas school funding cut story is old news http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article59614076.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:51:10 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article59614076.html Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans are still scrambling for an anti-Trump strategy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article59607436.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump’s victory in New Hampshire has many wondering what’s next

The polls continue to show the New York billionaire leading the rest

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Kathleen Parker: Feminism icons are out of touch with today’s younger women http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article59607076.html#storylink=rss The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright has come to a close

Young liberal women, like their male counterparts, are attracted to the cool old guy because he’s promising an awesome Robin Hood dream

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Lewis Diuguid: Valentine’s Day approaches for those worried about what gift to give on Sunday http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59554936.html#storylink=rss U.S. Census Bureau offers some hearts and flowers facts for those who care

Pope Gelasius in 496 A.D. first declared Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day

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Crazy conspiracy theory threatens to derail worthy bid to help children in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59398829.html#storylink=rss Effort to increase state’s super-low tobacco tax is encountering resistance

Opponents are spreading falsehoods about the measure

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:50:13 CST

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Readers react to wealthy people, presidential rules and school counselors http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article59398589.html#storylink=rss Ron Rogers of Shawnee writes: We need the government to eliminate wasteful regulations that stifle business growth

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Don’t let Gov. Sam Brownback delay payments for Kansas pensions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59395288.html#storylink=rss Tens of thousands of public employees are concerned about this move

The Legislature should not use this risky financial maneuver

KPERS already is badly underfunded

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Editorial: Right move on new courthouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article59386799.html#storylink=rss Johnson County commissioners correctly want to ask voters to approve the project

Now county must decide whether a higher sales or property tax should go to voters

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:04:04 CST The Editorial Board

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Lewis Diuguid: East Side deserves more from City Hall http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59353847.html#storylink=rss Residents and businesses are waiting for investment that Mayor Sly James promised

Community garden, restaurant, park and businesses are among the assets of the area

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David Brooks: I miss Barack Obama’s grace and integrity http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article59342008.html#storylink=rss The primary season points up a decline in standards

Many of President Obama’s best traits are in short supply

To hear Sanders, Trump, Cruz and Carson is to wallow in the pornography of pessimism

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:44:00 CST

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Don Loncasty: Once again for the Kansas City Chorale, the thrill of the Grammys http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article59342848.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Chorale, a 24-voice professional chorus, is heading back to Los Angeles for the Grammys

There’s the thrill of the crowd, the thrill of winning and the thrill of representing our city

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:29:58 CST

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KC residents can submit absentee ballots for Missouri presidential primary http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59311473.html#storylink=rss A lot of other states have primaries and caucuses ahead of the Show-Me State

It can be exhausting to keep up with it all

Voting, nevertheless, remains an important responsibility for citizens.

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McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of Feb. 8, 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article59098538.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:09:05 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article59098538.html Readers sound off on Donald Trump, guns, KC earnings tax http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59188018.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59188018.html KC’s municipal court shouldn’t be treated like Ferguson’s http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article59210898.html#storylink=rss Injustices were embedded in court and police practices of Ferguson

Proposed remedies in state law will hamstring judges in Kansas City

One-size-fits-all legislative solutions must be avoided

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:40:19 CST By Mary Sanchez

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Remembering World War I in the nation’s capital http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59193783.html#storylink=rss A project in Washington, D.C., would transform a park into a memorial to the fallen Americans of the Great War

Perhaps a nod to the Kansas City memorial and museum would be in order

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:42:09 CST The Editorial Board

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