<![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
In stunning rebuke, ex-Kansas governors lambaste Sam Brownback’s ‘destructive policies’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article85812392.html#storylink=rss Two Republicans and two Democrats wrote the letter issued Friday

It takes a unified stance against the path Brownback has the state on with costly tax cuts

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:40:21 CDT

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Human/sex trafficking is modern slavery http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article85853077.html#storylink=rss Groups are working to abolish this 21st-century form of bondage

47 million people worldwide are living in some form of slavery

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:42:17 CDT

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Clueless Sam Brownback, angry lawmakers a toxic mix during Kansas’ fiscal crisis http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85630582.html#storylink=rss Kansas’ governor ignores the ongoing financial damage done by his 2012 tax cuts

Meanwhile, other lawmakers want to cut spending and even school funding

State’s fiscal crisis is growing worse, as it borrows more and reduces public services

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:52:48 CDT

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New bishop, new healing after Kansas City diocese’s sex abuse scandal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article85731582.html#storylink=rss Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. will make a public apology Sunday at a Service of Lament

The diocese sees the service as a new beginning in rebuilding trust

While the church’s many skeptics have great cause for their trepidation, reconciliation requires optimism

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:08:31 CDT

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Here’s what shameful GOP wanted you to know about Democrats’ sit-in over gun control http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85364392.html#storylink=rss Republicans tried to prevent Americans from seeing Democrats calling for gun control

The sudden sit-in drew attention to the needed efforts to reduce gun carnage in the United States

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:23:20 CDT

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Xenophobia becomes dangerous new normal in world politics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article85633202.html#storylink=rss From Europe to the United States, many politicians are acting the same way

Germany’s rising political party is following in the footsteps of the country’s most dreadful era

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:00:14 CDT

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Gay and lesbian activists take on the gun lobby http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article85859117.html#storylink=rss The outright slaughter of LGBTQ people in Orlando, Fla quickly had activists organizing around a new cause; gun violence

#Disarm Hate became the slogan, an acknowledgement that easy access to weaponry that turned anti-gay sentiment lethal

LGBTQ organizations come to the issue with steep experience how to change public opinion

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:55:59 CDT

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When a gun control sit-in turns into a tantrum http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article85792877.html#storylink=rss Gun control advocates cheered when Democrats protested in the House chamber

The sit-in had powerful, historic overtones

Then it became something else, says one editorial writer

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:24:51 CDT

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Rehashing old rumors: Was it a lamp? Or a vase? And did Hillary Clinton throw it? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article85481377.html#storylink=rss A former Secret Service officer’s new book tells about the things he purportedly witnessed during the Bill Clinton presidency

If Hillary really did throw a vase at her husband, more power to her

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Readers share views on Bartle Hall, Kansas government and payday loans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article85632637.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:58:51 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article85632637.html Better late than never? Who says so? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article85594647.html#storylink=rss If anyone in my family was to be late, they had better be incarcerated, dead or pregnant. Being late was not acceptable and improper for anyone in my limited world. So to make life challenging, I married into a family that didn’t agree with this rule of etiquette.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:23:37 CDT

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By cozying up to Donald Trump, Christian right surrenders faith for politics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article85533697.html#storylink=rss The Trump/evangelical summit in New York was a sad parody of the Christian political movement

A powerful source of passion for social justice has been trivialized

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:33:44 CDT

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I know assault weapons – and you shouldn’t have one http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article85518277.html#storylink=rss I was in first-hand combat in Vietnam

We used assault weapons but they are for the military and law enforcement, not civilians

I’m a Second Amendment backer, but I support some gun restrictions

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:16:22 CDT

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Disruptions in time of Copernicus hold lessons for us today http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article85267977.html#storylink=rss The Age of Discovery reshaped science, education, manufacturing, communications, politics and geopolitics

We are in a new renaissance, a new book argues, with all the upheaval that accompanied the first

And yes, there was a Donald Trump of sorts in late 1400s’ Florence

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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After Trump fires campaign chief, cynics connect dots http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article85237222.html#storylink=rss The presumptive Republican nominee had many reasons to dismiss Corey Lewandoski

But was the campaign manager sacrificed to lock down endorsements from evangelical Christian leaders?

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:00:00 CDT

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Stop the whining and keep Kansas schools open http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85385807.html#storylink=rss Lawmakers must use a special session to constitutionally fund schools

That might require stripping a few million dollars from Johnson County’s schools

Alas, the state is low on funds, so any solution will require more ugly budget moves

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:34:09 CDT

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Readers share views on religious bigotry, Kansas Legislature, lax gun laws http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article85390407.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article85390407.html Harry W. Colmery, architect of the GI Bill, is honored with a new park in Topeka http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article85315077.html#storylink=rss Colmery envisioned a way to help veterans restart their lives

The GI Bill has been reauthorized multiple times, continuing Colmery’s legacy

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:10:13 CDT

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Kansas must fix school funding for kids’ sake http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article85319662.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback called the special session of the Kansas Legislature to fix the funding formula for public schools

The Kansas Supreme Court is not guilty of overreaching by insisting on legislative action

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:00:00 CDT

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Poll results: Thumbs up to new KCI, more bike lanes but not to streetcar expansion http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article85274282.html#storylink=rss Readers want to spend more on better airport, added police and affordable downtown housing

But they said no to longer streetcar (barely), Northland upgrades and 18th & Vine plan

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:53:10 CDT

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Linwood Shopping Center reopening could generate new investment, hope on Kansas City’s East Side http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article85271262.html#storylink=rss A new grocery store is to open by Christmas 2017 in the mall at Linwood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue

City officials will have to ensure the quality of the goods sold at the store to prevent problems of the past from recurring

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:38:22 CDT

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Why does the church ignore other scriptures of condemnation? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article85162142.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:11:19 CDT

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Kansas City vs. Cleveland: And the winner is ... http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article85193212.html#storylink=rss Cleveland recently ended decades of sports futility and will have a parade on Wednesday

But will it attract as many as Kansas City’s did after the Royals won the World Series in 2015?

In fact, how do Kansas City and Cleveland stack up against each other in crime, population, other data?

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:19:25 CDT

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Johnson County’s enemies http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article85189277.html#storylink=rss Johnson County is suffering because of the extreme financial mess created by the Kansas Legislature

Overall, the county has lost an estimated $45 million a year because of decisions made in Topeka

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:04:47 CDT

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America is better than this cultural standoff on guns http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article85170732.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:41:24 CDT

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4 hostage families make a plea: Bring home Austin Tice http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article85218187.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:10:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article85218187.html How being called ‘fat boy’ growing up makes my dating life uncomfortable today http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article85044902.html#storylink=rss Growth spurt changed my appearance, but that only affected how others saw me, not how I still saw myself

If you experience ridicule for a decade, you’re left with scars that don’t ever heal completely

All of this shapes how you feel with someone new, and this is the baggage I take into any potential relationship

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Letter to Kansas lawmakers: Stay on task http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article85157767.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:57:30 CDT

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Readers sound off on assault weapons, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article85126062.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article85126062.html