<![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 The Monday Poll: Could Rio Olympics and the Royals surprise us? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article91386877.html#storylink=rss Will the Royals make the playoffs this fall?

Will the Rio Olympics surprise everyone and be a great event?

Should the Big 12 expand?

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:00:34 CDT

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The Star’s recommendation: Approve bond issue that would benefit North Kansas City schools http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article91383457.html#storylink=rss The North Kansas City School District will seek voter approval on Aug. 2 for a $114 million bond issue

No tax increase would result from the vote, which takes a four-seventh majority to pass

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:13:00 CDT

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Lots of farts and other hot air await the Democrats in Philadelphia http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article91581847.html#storylink=rss Beans will fire up one protest

Everyone will be so unified

Booga booga booga!

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:45:16 CDT

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The Star recommends Jessica Podhola for Missouri’s 11th District Senate seat http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article91383787.html#storylink=rss ‘Insider-outside’ clash raises ethics questions

Four Democratic candidates vying for an open seat, led by Jessica Podhola

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:18:00 CDT

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Traffic stops of minorities should concern more police http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article91382752.html#storylink=rss The Blue Springs Police Department has taken steps to address the problem

More law enforcement agencies in Missouri should do as well

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Letter of the Week: Importance of clean water for life http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91382262.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91382262.html Lee Judge cartoons: July-December 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article87356172.html#storylink=rss Check out our collection of sharp political and cultural jabs by Kansas City Star cartoonist Lee Judge.

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Readers share views on LGBT issues, Donald Trump, Kris Kobach http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91384902.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91384902.html Primaries offer hope in Kansas for good changes http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article91383362.html#storylink=rss Aug. 2 primary could help wrestle control of state from Gov. Sam Brownback

Johnson County’s 388,000 registered voters need to cast their ballots

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Here’s what Trump really wanted to say (wink, wink) http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article91471642.html#storylink=rss ‘Lyin’ Ted’ is back in draft of a speech that puts the real Donald on full display

Hillary? The worst ever. At everything.

When America has a president who’s a winner, America will win all the time

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:12:39 CDT

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The Star’s recommendations in Missouri House primaries http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article91389202.html#storylink=rss Four Republican races attract anti-union funding

Five-way Democratic tussle engages Raytown area voters

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:09:00 CDT

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Donald Trump’s hopeless America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article91255897.html#storylink=rss Beyond high claims for his own abilities, he presented an absolutely relentless negativity about almost everything else

This seemed to be what the crowd wanted

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:01:00 CDT

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Battle between left and right no longer a contest of ideas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article91307102.html#storylink=rss The defining clash of our time is reason versus unreason

The Republicans, as presently constituted, have no ideas beyond fear and fury

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:23:00 CDT

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The two-part rebellion in the Republican Party http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article91241722.html#storylink=rss Ted Cruz was flamboyant in his effort to undercut Donald Trump

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are playing a more subtle game

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:00:00 CDT

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Can America afford to have a ceremonial President Trump? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article91267802.html#storylink=rss If Trump could be trusted to simply serve as a kind of corporate motivational speaker for the country, I might board the Trump train

But can anyone say with confidence that Trump has the discipline to do anything of the sort?

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:18:00 CDT

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Readers sound off on KC streetcar, Gov. Sam Brownback, guns http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91381842.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91381842.html Donald Trump’s strongman fantasy is deeply un-American http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article91338217.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the conclusion of the RNC was his chance to strike a more unifying tone

He doubled down, twisting facts and skipping context to peak fears about terrorism, the economy, crime and the U.S. role in world affairs

Immigrants, both legal and illegal, were Trump’s favorite suggested scapegoats

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:34:03 CDT

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Crime soaring? Recession coming? Check the data http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article91285142.html#storylink=rss Contrary to perceptions, not only has violent crime been in decline, but the number of police fatalities has been falling steadily for decades

Kansas isn’t doing as well as Rex Sinquefield would have you think

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:05:00 CDT

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Hillary Clinton has a lot of persuading to do at the Democratic convention http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article91382212.html#storylink=rss Democrats need to outline positive message and vision, with details, for America

It’s not enough to just demonize Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:44:48 CDT

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KCI updates will make the airport better for travelers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article91261177.html#storylink=rss The improvements will include beefed-up Wi-Fi

People also can expect a new cellphone lot more conveniently located near the terminals

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:54:41 CDT

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Please clap: Kansas jobs are up but so is unemployment rate http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article91256032.html#storylink=rss Kansas gained 4,800 jobs in June, though annual growth rate was still seventh worst in nation

Unemployment rate went to 3.8 percent, up a tick from 3.7 percent

Missouri tied for ninth worst job growth rate in country

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:33:05 CDT

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Donald Trump gets a pass when media persist in ‘bothsidesism’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article90398692.html#storylink=rss We are seeing an almost pathological determination to portray politicians and their programs as being equally good or equally bad

Trump benefits from the determination to find balance where none exists

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:00:00 CDT

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Readers share views on Donald Trump, local congressmen, League of Women Voters http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91127752.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91127752.html Democrats should stop mocking Republicans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article91092532.html#storylink=rss Republicans are drawing on cultural traditions and deep moral convictions

A messenger who does that is likely to present a formidable challenge in November

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:11:00 CDT

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The Star’s recommendations for Johnson County sheriff, Lee’s Summit parks tax and Jackson County car tax http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article91139552.html#storylink=rss Voters should elect Calvin Hayden as the next Johnson County sheriff

In Lee’s Summit, it makes good sense to extend a quarter-cent sales tax for parks improvements

Voters should say “no” to discontinuing collection of local sales taxes on motor vehicles and boats in some Jackson County cities

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:42:40 CDT

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Mike Pence pushes an imaginary and corrupt narrative http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article91049052.html#storylink=rss Every serious Republican who endorses Donald Trump is sucked into a black hole of compromise and self-deception

If Ronald Reagan were alive today, Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric would make him puke

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:05:00 CDT

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Dear Sam Brownback: Here’s ‘what hasn’t worked’ in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article91033817.html#storylink=rss Kansas governor told Republican delegates Thursday he doesn’t get credit for good news in the state

But truth be told, the problems are widespread and well-documented

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:52:07 CDT

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Republicans called Donald Trump what? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article90994097.html#storylink=rss Here’s a sampling of observations by influential conservatives during the course of the campaign

Some have tempered their public sentiments as Trump secured the nomination

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:00:00 CDT

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Big beer company deal may cause confusion for some brand-loyalty drinkers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article91019487.html#storylink=rss Anhueser-Busch InBev has won approve to take over SABMiller

The world’s two largest beer companies offer consumers many different labels

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:52:43 CDT

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Downtown Kansas City attractions appeal to growing number of people, companies http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article91003787.html#storylink=rss BNIM decides on Crown Center site after opposition to tax incentives on earlier location

Streetcar, arts, entertainment, residential offerings make city’s business center a draw for companies

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:39:11 CDT

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