<![CDATA[Opinion | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/ The Kansas City Star newspaper and KansasCity.com in Kansas City, MO bring you Opinion. en-us Copyright 2014 The Kansas City Star Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:45:03 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:45:03 CST Opinion 60 Lee Judge cartoons: May-December 2014 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article375438.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:37:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article375438.html Protecting taxpayers, Kansas City comes up with a better retirement plan for politicians and judges http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4705572.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4705572.html The Monday Poll: Weigh in on President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4704033.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4704033.html Small items are a big help in understanding a news story http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article4682325.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article4682325.html Letter of the Week: Economic system pushes some people to the bottom http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4704180.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4704180.html Kansas City’s pension plans are on firmer footing, but they must get better http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4702158.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4702158.html A huge holiday gift reflects community spirit http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article4693122.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article4693122.html Readers share thoughts on history, crop insurance and Republicans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4692579.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4692579.html Jonah Goldberg: No superheroes like Captain America in capitulation over ‘The Interview’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4693581.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4693581.html Ruth Behar: A cultural anthropologist ponders Cuba before and after President Obama’s decision http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4693389.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4693389.html Rep. Rick Brattin’s legitimately awful attempt to restrict abortion in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4704276.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:00:22 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4704276.html Gov. Jay Nixon must quickly increase pay for home health workers in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4704282.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:00:24 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4704282.html Readers share thoughts on KCI, Hollywood and torture http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4704045.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4704045.html Pragmatism, not emotion, must guide Cuba policy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4652394.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:00:50 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4652394.html Carol Dark Ayres: For the true meaning of the holiday, don’t forget that Christ has always been a vital part of Christmas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article4692495.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article4692495.html President Obama’s new policy reversal must improve the lives of Cubans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article4672500.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:20:42 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article4672500.html Never mind the big banks, Kevin Yoder’s bigger payday is from payday lenders http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4679154.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:14:10 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4679154.html Hunger, homelessness continue as big problems in U.S. cities this holiday season http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4673310.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:32:33 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4673310.html Overland Park project seeking $610 million in taxpayer money requires much more scrutiny http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4645770.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:17:44 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4645770.html New Kansas jobs figures stun Sam Brownback, and not in a good way http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4668108.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:36:35 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4668108.html Rev. Norman Rotert, who died Wednesday, leaves a legacy of work for social justice http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4652604.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:06:14 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4652604.html Sorry, Kevin Yoder: Your measure really is about helping the big banks http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4646082.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:21:55 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4646082.html No pro sports is still no big deal for the Sprint Center http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4645824.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:18:25 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4645824.html Michael Gerson: Vaccine alliance benefits grow and needs shrink http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4642383.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4642383.html Readers share thoughts on CIA torture, Eric Garner and Rep. Kevin Yoder http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4645167.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4645167.html Wealth disparity hits record levels, and conditions are worse for people of color http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4616959.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:19:35 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4616959.html Obamas give voice to concerns that many African Americans face in race relations http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4612339.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:24:34 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4612339.html Dumb and dumbest: To its detriment, Sony ignored a cardinal practice of fiction http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article4580485.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:28 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article4580485.html Editorial: Improve security for all Shawnee Mission schools http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article4606432.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:57:25 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article4606432.html Dumb and dumbest: To its detriment, Sony ignored a cardinal practice of fiction http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article4582258.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:31:48 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article4582258.html Matthew Schofield: CIA torture shattered an innocent man’s life http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4582819.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:17:24 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4582819.html Michael Brooks made a wise decision to resign from the Kansas City Council http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4583053.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:20:46 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4583053.html Yes, The Star corrected a photo of an orc from “The Hobbit” http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article4575940.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:47:52 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article4575940.html Proposed change in U.S. policy toward Cuba is momentous, meaningful and right http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4576852.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:56:20 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4576852.html Kathleen Parker: Forest fire culprit is hard to see through the haze http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4582963.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4582963.html Twists and turns occur in Kansas City’s naming rights game http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4576492.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:51:45 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4576492.html Readers share thoughts on green energy, the Missouri legislature and national security http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4583401.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4583401.html Casinos benefit Missouri, Kansas with needed dollars, but take from everyday people http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4559788.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:21 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4559788.html Premiere of Sony film, ‘The Interview,’ draws threat from hackers that people should take seriously http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4557934.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:48:01 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4557934.html Elizabeth Warren squashes Kevin Yoder’s sorry rationale for unraveling taxpayer protection http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4535487.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:28:34 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4535487.html Walmart or Wal-Mart? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article4530723.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:48:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article4530723.html Demonstrations and die-ins point to a bigger problem of inequity http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4530081.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4530081.html Understanding and restoring the legacy of Leon Jordan http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4533303.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:54:49 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4533303.html The last-minute ‘cromnibus’ federal spending bill invites too much abuse http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4530329.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:42:03 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4530329.html Jim Strahle: Weapons force difficult decisions for police officers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article4530153.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article4530153.html Readers share thoughts on the U.S. Senate, democracy and low-wage jobs http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4530229.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4530229.html Monday Poll results: A sharp divide on the CIA torture report http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4530195.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:38:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4530195.html Pakistani Taliban target school children in sick revenge attack http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4528189.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:44:35 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4528189.html Five questions can help determine personal financial health, wealth, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis says http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4519037.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:17:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4519037.html Low oil prices boon to drivers, bust to world markets http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4518069.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:49:36 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4518069.html Missouri nearly worst among the states in failure to prevent smoking http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4501042.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:18:08 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4501042.html More KC motorists can pull up to the pump for compressed natural gas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4501449.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:40:14 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4501449.html Readers share views on extremists, Sandy Hook, Keystone XL pipeline http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4501345.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:35:14 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4501345.html Charles Krauthammer: Democratic hypocrites in Senate condemn tactics that helped keep us safe http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4491823.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4491823.html Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dare we hope these protests become a movement? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4492397.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4492397.html Long overdue Medal of Honor likely to go to World War I sergeant with Kansas City ties http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4494087.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:20:11 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4494087.html The Monday Poll: Evaluate the report on the CIA’s torture of suspected terrorists http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4456808.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4456808.html Letter of the Week: Don’t cut funding for the arts http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4456598.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4456598.html Robert Minor: Family aid is in a grave crisis with a lack of caseworkers in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article4456986.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article4456986.html Help Harvesters fight childhood hunger in the Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4456910.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4456910.html Under Gov. Sam Brownback, growing budget woes imperil Kansas’ future http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4456850.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4456850.html Readers share thoughts on education funding, justice and Kansas lawmakers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4456654.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4456654.html Here’s what fiscal pain in Kansas will look like http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article4453087.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article4453087.html Raise the federal gas tax, consider toll roads in Missouri and stop raiding Kansas’ highway fund http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4453534.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4453534.html Jonah Goldberg: Using allegations of rape in a grab for power http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4449761.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4449761.html Rep. Kevin Yoder helps big banks undo taxpayer protection http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4457182.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:37:05 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4457182.html America has not learned enough since the Sandy Hook shootings http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4457112.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:35:43 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4457112.html What’s a ‘cromnibus,’ and how did Missouri and Kansas representatives vote on it? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article4449456.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:50:08 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article4449456.html Readers share thoughts on the Postal Service, the Kansas budget and money in politics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4456615.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4456615.html Looking beyond the hype to see domestic and sexual violence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4437161.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:14:22 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4437161.html Dale Irwin: Low wages shortchange workers, placing the American dream out of reach http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article4453169.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article4453169.html Kansas City revs up arts plan by picking a leader to coordinate and create http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article4453281.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:34:19 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article4453281.html Brownback’s budget fix creates a bleaker financial situation for Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4448297.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:58:17 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4448297.html Grain Valley now safe for motorists to warn other drivers of speed traps http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4446860.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:47:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4446860.html Memorial service for Chuck Gatson attracts hundreds of notable Kansas City area residents http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4446114.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:47:10 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4446114.html New figures reveal Sam Brownback isn’t shrinking Kansas government, he’s collapsing it http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4444783.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:29:18 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4444783.html Kansas City gives pension benefits, and fairness, to same-sex spouses http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4437463.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:30:58 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4437463.html Rex Sinquefield’s million-dollar donation heralds new craziness in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4432481.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:41:53 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4432481.html Michael Gerson: Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare explanation betrays the liberal distrust of democracy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4433209.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4433209.html Readers share thoughts on shopping bags, President Obama and Sprint http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4432961.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4432961.html United Way learns a lot from its annual fundraising campaign 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http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4424658.html Robert Reich: Handouts to the very rich need to stop http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4408792.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4408792.html Kathleen Parker: An abortion litmus test stymies women in politics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4408826.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article4408826.html Pay attention to crucial Kansas City Council races and who wants to spend your tax money http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4409088.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:48:46 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4409088.html Readers share thoughts on shopping bags, police body cameras and abuse http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4409553.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4409553.html Don’t name police station after Leon Jordan, but honor him in other ways http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4409599.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:07:31 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4409599.html Big $58 million gift to University of Kansas from unselfish philanthropists http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4404151.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:45:39 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article4404151.html Ho, ho, ho fun holiday facts from the Census Bureau in time to wow co-workers at office parties http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4403990.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:42:03 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4403990.html Sam Brownback’s $1.1 billion tax-cut blunder slams into Kansans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4401709.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:33:39 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4401709.html Plaza and panhandlers aren’t necessarily what you expect http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4396205.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:13:26 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article4396205.html The danger in Ferguson commentaries 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Sam Brownback rolls out demoralizing stopgap measures to shore up the Kansas budget http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4391280.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:46:39 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4391280.html The Monday Poll results: Readers favor body cameras on police officers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4391681.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:05:35 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4391681.html World peace must remain an achievable goal for all as we recognize International Human Rights Day http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4394127.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:43:45 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4394127.html Public airing of a Senate committee’s disturbing smackdown of the CIA is chilling but necessary http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4393448.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:17:51 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article4393448.html Anne Foster: Ask where your donation for charity fundraising will go http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article4394260.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:48:35 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article4394260.html Readers share thoughts on the Somali Center attack, sports headlines and grief http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4393341.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article4393341.html Bad marketing ideas cause problems for Hallmark, St. Joseph bar http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4385309.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:18:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article4385309.html