<![CDATA[Editorials News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:42:09 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:42:09 CDT Editorials 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Under Sam Brownback, Kansas is mired in a self-created fiscal hell http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article87287612.html#storylink=rss The 2012 income tax cuts of Gov. Sam Brownback continue to damage the state

Overall, the state is collecting close to $700 million less in income taxes than three years ago

As a result, Kansas must keep cutting public services to its residents

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:50:37 CDT

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A slightly faster Kansas City streetcar is a better streetcar http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article86898777.html#storylink=rss The popular streetcars could move more quickly up and down Main Street, pleasing many passengers

But officials have to take into account the smooth movement of cars, trucks and pedestrians, too

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:00:08 CDT

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VW scandal a case study in bad corporate ethics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article87287037.html#storylink=rss Volkswagen tried to dodge clean-air laws but finally got caught

The penalties are severe: a settlement worth billions of dollars and damage to its brand

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:49:16 CDT

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Tragedies of lead-polluted water go well beyond Flint http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article86901857.html#storylink=rss Penny-pinching decision by authorities led to huge problem for Michigan town’s residents

People in many other parts of the country also are drinking lead-contaminated water

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:08:28 CDT

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Terrorists send a chilling message to the world with Istanbul attack http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article86735952.html#storylink=rss The airport attack has sent a message to Turkey and the world that terrorism can strike anywhere

Turkey last year allowed NATO to use the Incirlik base for striking ISIS, which was a turning point

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:36:25 CDT

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The Declaration of Independence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article87290422.html#storylink=rss Patriots in the 13 colonies drafted the Declaration of Independence to shake off British rule

That began the Revolutionary War and the beginning of what was to become the United States of America

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 19:10:00 CDT

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Brexit roils Europe — and affects America, too http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article86498132.html#storylink=rss Last week’s referendum has turned the United Kingdom upside down

The decision to leave the European Union will affect trade with the United States

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:03:15 CDT

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Monday Poll results: We love summer (or not) http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article86426267.html#storylink=rss Kansas Citians love going to Royals games and the pool in summer

And hamburgers are the favorite cookout food, by far

But people are evenly split on whether they really love the region’s hottest months

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:58:37 CDT

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Abortion ruling rightly lifts ‘undue burden’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article86322062.html#storylink=rss Supreme Court ruling seen as the biggest victory for abortion rights groups in about 25 years

The 5-3 decision in the Texas case will likely ease similar restrictions in Missouri, Kansas

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:10:33 CDT

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How to sustain Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of dangerous Missouri gun bill http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article86240762.html#storylink=rss Gov. Jay Nixon will have to twist some arms to uphold his action

Gun control groups must step forward and target lawmakers to help their cause

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:12:15 CDT

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The Monday Poll: Ah, glorious summertime, right? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article86090932.html#storylink=rss What is your favorite outdoor summertime activity?

How about a favorite indoor place to be on a hot day?

And what’s the one food you crave in summer?

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:27:38 CDT

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ISIS causes chaos and delusional fears http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85853882.html#storylink=rss The U.S.-backed coalition forces are struggling with ISIS to retake control in Fallujah, Mosul and Raqqa

America is more likely to discuss a delusional fear of ISIS instead of gun-control after the terrible Orlando attack

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:11:00 CDT The Editorial Board

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Winners and losers in the crucial Kansas school funding decision http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85975717.html#storylink=rss Give Rep. Melissa Rooker of Fairway credit for pushing through a good plan

Jeers for conservative Republicans who tried to cut education funding

Eventually, everything appears to have worked out, and Kansas schools will stay open

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:04:50 CDT

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Wake up, Johnson County voters, because crucial GOP primaries loom http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85889222.html#storylink=rss Four ex-governors of Kansas released an extraordinary letter Friday as the Aug. 2 primaries loom

It called Gov. Sam Brownback’s policies dangerous and said GOP voters need to oust his supporters

Some key elections will be held that day in Johnson County

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:31:06 CDT

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After Brexit, welcome to the jungle http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85889672.html#storylink=rss This week was not one to celebrate in the United Kingdom or the rest of Europe

The vote was based on a xenophobic campaign

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:32:51 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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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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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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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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Lobby hard for public funds to build crucial downtown UMKC arts campus http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85115392.html#storylink=rss The University of Missouri Board of Curators voted to seek state funds for a UMKC downtown arts campus

The $96 million project would be built near the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts downtown

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:48:36 CDT

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Pandering politicians fail again on gun control http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85116882.html#storylink=rss U.S. senators couldn’t muster courage to do what was right on Monday

The country’s voters will need to change some members of Congress in the future

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:52:14 CDT

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Monday Poll results: Keep Kansas Supreme Court justices, oust GOP lawmakers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article85045897.html#storylink=rss Conservative lawmakers didn’t get a lot of support

But responses indicated strong support for retaining Kansas Supreme Court justices

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:57:36 CDT

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An inexcusable Medicaid backlog in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article84852167.html#storylink=rss Nearly 11,000 KanCare applicants have been waiting more than 45 days for the state to process their applications

The problems with the system are occurring in an atmosphere throughout the state of budget cuts to reduce government

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:56:53 CDT

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Sorry, Johnson County kids, but Kansas is broke http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article84852572.html#storylink=rss Kansas lawmakers are supposed to be finding a plan to constitutionally fund public schools

But legislators wasted time last week on silly plans to fight the Kansas Supreme Court

Meanwhile, Johnson County schools want more money, but that may not be realistic

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:57:51 CDT

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Precautions needed against antibiotic resistant superbug in America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article83100847.html#storylink=rss The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is linking labs to help fight the problem

The overuse of antibiotics is cited as a possible cause of superbug growth

People can take precautions by washing hands thoroughly and cooking meat completely

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:32:00 CDT

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Sun is still shining in Kansas in the fantasy world of some GOP lawmakers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article84612332.html#storylink=rss Newsletters from conservative GOP legislators make upbeat claims that aren’t always supported by facts

No, Kansas is not bringing in record tax revenues

No, the state has not added 80,000 private sector jobs since the 2012 tax cuts took effect

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:53:21 CDT

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The Monday Poll: Who will get your votes in Kansas? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article84444132.html#storylink=rss Should conservative lawmakers in Johnson County be returned to office?

Do Democrats have a chance to win more legislative seats this fall?

Should most Kansas Supreme Court justices up for retention be ousted instead?

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:02:25 CDT

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America needs stricter gun control. Now. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article84447877.html#storylink=rss Finally, Congress on Monday will debate several measures to tighten firearms laws

Stronger background checks are required

So is outlawing assault-style weapons, though that will have to come later

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:16:36 CDT

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Poisonous politics stain European Union’s future as vote looms in Britain http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article84446687.html#storylink=rss The hostility of the Brexit supporters has gone too far

British member of Parliament Jo Cox’s death is likely to be one of the saddest consequences of that

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:13:38 CDT

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Unity is needed to end child labor, a blot on humanity, around the world http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article84249297.html#storylink=rss Nearly 451,000 of the Syrian children in Turkey are unable to get a formal education there because many have to work

Child labor is increasing in the Middle East and Eastern Europe

Asia and the Pacific region remain the worst places

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