June 14, 2016: Recently I drove to Kansas City, Kan., the city of my birth, to take something to my brother. As I drove up Central Avenue toward my last residential neighborhood there, a lump grew in my throat and my heart began to pound.
When people step aboard any Amtrak passenger train they should expect to arrive at their destination safely. However, that wasn’t the case Monday when the Los Angeles to Chicago Southwest Chief derailed near Cimarron, Kan., injuring more than 30 people.
Every presidential candidate needs a narrative to explain how his or her character was formed. They need a storyline that begins outside of politics with some experience or life-defining crucible moment that then defines the nature of their public service.
Americans nationwide will gather today to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which claimed nearly 3,000 lives, vaulted the United States into the longest, still unfinished wars in its history in Afghanistan and Iraq and left this country forever changed.
Kansas lawmakers this weekend are desperately trying to find good ways to raise money to balance the new budget. Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to weigh in soon with his plan to fill the $400 million hole. But how about thinking outside the box for once?