<![CDATA[Opinion | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST Opinion 60 Lee Judge cartoons: July-December 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article25926961.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:10:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article25926961.html What will Kansas City look like in 2025? Something like this http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article33509790.html#storylink=rss It’s the year 2025 and, wow, look at how Kansas City has changed for the better over the last decade. At least, that’s what the future could look like after being stoked by wise public and private investments, as well as with strong political and civic leadership.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:25:57 CDT

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Convicted neo-Nazi murderer F. Glenn Miller Jr. should get life in prison http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article33248922.html#storylink=rss Life in prison without parole would be an appropriate sentence for F. Glenn Miller Jr. following his capital murder conviction for fatally shooting three persons last year in Overland Park. Life imprisonment would deny Miller the satisfaction of touting execution as a kind of martyrdom in his neo-Nazi killing spree.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:17:40 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article33248922.html
Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas flunks again with school claims http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article33248178.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback repeatedly demonstrates that he either fails to understand the basic tenets of school financing or he is willing to deliberately mislead the citizens of Kansas. Either way, Brownback loses credibility with every false assertion.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:14:48 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article33248178.html
Kathleen Parker: Don-Don and the Trumpettes http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article33589773.html#storylink=rss The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:52:14 CDT

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Race relations dialogue is desperately needed in the U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article33246093.html#storylink=rss A national conversation could result in solutions to the recurring deaths of black males by police, calm tension over the slayings by a white supremacist of nine African-Americans on June 17 at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and perhaps have prevented Vester Lee Flanagan II from killing TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward last week.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Missouri legislators will hurt our future if they deny higher education aid to some immigrant students http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article33287304.html#storylink=rss This month, the Republican-dominated General Assembly is intent on overriding Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a proposed ban on the state-funded A+ Scholarship being awarded to undocumented immigrants. The problem is that it would hurt students who have a lawful presence through the Department of Homeland Security.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:42:01 CDT

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Allan Katz: The Iran debate is a fact-free zone http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article33249804.html#storylink=rss Allan Katz of Kansas City, who served as U.S. ambassador to Portugal from 2010 to 2103 and is the founder of the American Public Square, writes: A vigorous, fact-based debate on the Iran nuclear deal is needed — for the country and the world. The capacity for such debates is vitally important to the fiber of democracy, but we seem unable to achieve them today on any issue of great importance.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:21:08 CDT

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David Brooks: Hillary Clinton emerges as the great defender http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article33247656.html#storylink=rss Hillary Clinton has obviously had a bad summer. The conventional Democratic muck-a-muck view is that she horribly mishandled the private email server issue. That’s part of it, but the polling shows a much more pervasive personal set of weaknesses.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Monday Poll results: A heavy turnout on gun questions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article33249918.html#storylink=rss In the wake of the killings of two Virginia newspeople while they were on the air, we asked for your thoughts on gun ownership and gun control. Turnout was heavy, and heavily divided. Here are the results of the unscientific survey.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:22:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article33249918.html
Readers react to Amtrak, immigration and hamburgers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article33254745.html#storylink=rss Sept. 2, 2015: My husband and I took Amtrak to Chicago on a mini-vacation eight months ago. It was my husband’s first time traveling by train, and he enjoyed it very much and so did I.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:38:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article33254745.html
McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of Aug. 30, 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article32827701.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:10:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article32827701.html New Kansas revenue figures reveal same old sorry story: Sam Brownback’s tax cuts aren’t working http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article33221319.html#storylink=rss The latest Kansas revenue figures released Tuesday afternoon did not deliver encouraging news. Gov. Sam Brownback’s much-hyped income tax increases are not leading to any surge in public revenues for the Sunflower State.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:25:41 CDT

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Downward drag of student transience: Timely KC ‘mobility summit’ to examine tough problem http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article32989560.html#storylink=rss Students need stability to do well in school. But hundreds of young people in and around Kansas City switch schools annually, or even multiple times in a school year.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article32989560.html
Obama’s timely Alaskan trip highlights real climate change woes http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article32989110.html#storylink=rss President Barack Obama’s trip this week to Alaska highlighs facts somewhat at odds with each other. Climate change is having negative effects on the environment. And the United States is still dependent on oil as a major contributor to its economy.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:15:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article32989110.html
Andy Parker: I will do whatever it takes to end gun violence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article32976681.html#storylink=rss Andy Parker, whose daughter. Alison Parker, was one of two people shot and killed last week while reporting live for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va., writes: “We must focus our attention on the legislators who are responsible for America’s criminally weak gun laws. Laws that facilitate the access dangerous individuals have to firearms on a daily basis.”

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:20:07 CDT

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Maureen Dowd: Bush and Clinton dynasties hit Trump bump http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article33589848.html#storylink=rss Because she is seen as domineering and distant, Hillary Clinton is most popular — and becomes most human — when she is brushed back. When she is pushed against the wall, she gets better. But how can she win if she can convey authenticity only when she is losing?

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:52:38 CDT

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Effort to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Missouri may have a new, influential recruit http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article33437502.html#storylink=rss The release Tuesday of Jeff Mizanskey from a life in prison sentence stemming from a marijuana-related charge could add a lot of muscle to the push in Missouri to legalize pot in the Show-Me State.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:34:06 CDT

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Obama’s visit to glacier calls attention to global warming problem http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article33394104.html#storylink=rss President Barack Obama didn’t need to be convinced that climate change is an increasingly serious 21st century problem for the Earth and all life on the planet.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:13:58 CDT

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Editorial: Solid proposal moves ahead for King Louie site http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article33306171.html#storylink=rss Thanks to proper moves by Johnson County officials, the dilapidated King Louie building could be transformed into a well-designed Arts and Heritage Center by 2017.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:36:17 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article33306171.html
China’s military show this week in poor taste http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article33189981.html#storylink=rss China is going way overboard in plans to display its military muscle on Thursday in Tienanmen Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:52:18 CDT

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Harsher sentence for Miller in capital murder conviction would be life without parole http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article33172458.html#storylink=rss It sounds contradictory because of the capital murder conviction Monday of F. Glenn Miller Jr. in the shooting death of three persons last year at two Jewish facilities, but the 74-year-old should be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:39:49 CDT

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Readers sound off on water, Kansas, tea party http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32989353.html#storylink=rss Sept. 1, 2015: If we were truly forward thinking, rather than worrying about getting sand tar oil to Texas by building the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, we would be building a network of desalination plants and a network of pipelines to carry ocean water as newly minted fresh water from the coasts to the nation’s breadbasket.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32989353.html
Charles Krauthammer: What six years of ‘reset’ have wrought http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article32966604.html#storylink=rss Turns out the Cold War is not over. Vladimir Putin is intent on reviving it. Helped immensely by Barack Obama’s epic misjudgment of Russian intentions, the balance of power has shifted — and America’s allies feel it.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:39:43 CDT

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Paul Krugman: 10 years later, Katrina holds lessons for political poseurs http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article32960691.html#storylink=rss What we should have learned from Hurricane Katrina was that political poseurs with nothing much to offer besides bluster can nonetheless fool many people into believing that they are strong leaders. And that is a lesson we’re learning all over again as the 2016 presidential race unfolds.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:23:12 CDT

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No floor to anti-immigration rhetoric in GOP presidential campaign http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article32880591.html#storylink=rss Just when you think the inflammatory rhetoric over immigration in the presidential campaign couldn’t get any worse, it somehow goes from really bad to just plain old stupid.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:33:13 CDT

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Here’s woeful new economic report Gov. Sam Brownback doesn’t want Kansans to see http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article32851836.html#storylink=rss A new report on the Kansas economy shows, in grim numbers, how far behind the Sunflower State has slipped when compared with six regional competitors and the rest of the United States. No wonder Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is making it difficult to see the latest numbers.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:27:21 CDT

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Birthright citizenship distracts us from the real issues http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article32709327.html#storylink=rss The focus on birthright citizenship overshadows the economic consequences of illegal immigration, including depressed wages and the failures of systems in place to screen out undocumented workers, not to mention all the other substantive issues drowned out by the noise.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article32709327.html
Letter of the Week: It’s time to end hate in all interactions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32681271.html#storylink=rss Ann Speck of Olathe, who taught in the Shawnee Mission School District from 1995 to 2009, writes: Over the last few years, a dialogue that reflects the politics of hate has plagued our culture. Many people use disrespectful, toxic political messages to target and devalue those with whom they disagree.

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Many readers don’t want to see images of death and destruction http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/public-editor/article32651913.html#storylink=rss The Star has to cover terrible happenings. But readers appreciate it when editors choose not to give prominent display to images that many would find distasteful.

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