<![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 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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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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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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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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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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Donald Trump’s big chance to seize momentum arrives Thursday night http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article90894377.html#storylink=rss The Republican nominee for president of the United States gives a nationally televised speech Thursday night

He’s supposed to talk about bringing the country together, which could be tough given his divisive ways

But critics better not underestimate Donald Trump, who could win the White House this fall

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:06:11 CDT

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A community in need of healing http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article90893487.html#storylink=rss The shooting death of Capt. Robert David Melton doesn’t fit the national tragedy of officers being ambushed

Sunday is being set aside in Kansas City, Kan., as a community day of prayer

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Monday Poll results: Discouraged about terrorism around the world http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article90657902.html#storylink=rss Many people are willing to skip going to Europe for vacation

President Barack Obama’s war on terrorism does not get high marks

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:51:24 CDT

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Failed Turkish coup imperils fight against ISIS http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article90602227.html#storylink=rss After the failed coup attempt President Erdogan now is likely to be stronger than before

But this power can easily create a country that has less freedom and democracy

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:05:13 CDT

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Another head-shaking loss for the arts in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article90601162.html#storylink=rss The state could miss out on $800,000 in funding because of its lack of support for arts groups

This is yet another blow to the arts under the Brownback administration in the last five years

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:02:22 CDT

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Americans are in this crucial battle together to reduce senseless violence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article90376892.html#storylink=rss The killings of three more law enforcement officers stain our society

Drop the dangerous rhetoric and take real actions to help police and minority communities get along

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:28:07 CDT

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The Star’s recommendations for local Kansas Senate races http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89966517.html#storylink=rss John Skubal and Dinah Sykes deserve to advance in the Aug. 2 primary GOP contests

Voters should oust incumbents who have supported Gov. Sam Brownback’s policies

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:05:00 CDT

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The Monday Poll: Responding to terrorist attacks http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89974787.html#storylink=rss Deaths and injuries during Bastille Day in Nice, France, raise concerns about more attacks

President Barack Obama will hand off the U.S. war on terrorism to the next commander in chief

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:11:13 CDT

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The Star’s recommendations for GOP Kansas House races in Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89963137.html#storylink=rss Challengers offer good experience and deserve to oust many incumbents on Aug. 2

Much of the attention in these race focuses on stopping the destructive policies of Gov. Sam Brownback

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:05:00 CDT

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The GOP convention starring Donald Trump will not be boring http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89961617.html#storylink=rss The presumptive Republican nominee has promised an unconventional convention

Given Trump’s successful campaign so far, Americans can expect an interesting time in Cleveland

But protests could mar the gathering

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:36:26 CDT

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Keep core values in fight against terrorism http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89960912.html#storylink=rss Tunisian driver was responsible for killing more than 80 people on Bastille Day in Nice, France

President Barack Obama properly urges nations to maintain the core principles of free societies

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:35:18 CDT

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Despite a year of turmoil, University of Missouri is making progress http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89690562.html#storylink=rss Fiscal year 2016 brought in a record $171 million in contributions for the University of Missouri

Even though a year of turmoil has damaged MU’s reputation, alumni support proved to be resilient

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:19:16 CDT

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s reckless remarks could affect Kansas races http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89689862.html#storylink=rss U.S. Supreme Court justice should not have made negative statements about Donald Trump

Her remarks damaged the court’s reputation

They also could be used in a campaign this fall to push out Kansas Supreme Court justices

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:17:24 CDT

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Nasty, costly GOP contest unwinds for Missouri attorney general http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89447217.html#storylink=rss Two Republican candidates are slugging it out before Aug. 2 primary, backed by big dollars

The Democratic contest is less expensive and tamer

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:17:07 CDT

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The Monday Poll results on a summer of violence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/lee-judge/article89095257.html#storylink=rss A majority of about 600 responses favored using a robot with a bomb against a suspect in a crime

Alas, almost 70 percent of respondents were pessimistic or very pessimistic about nation’s future

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:08:54 CDT

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Keeping promises in Kansas City, Kan., on taxes, soccer fields and jobs http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89193357.html#storylink=rss Unified Government Mayor Mark Holland correctly notes that keeping promises pays off

Wyandotte County finally will get some extra tax revenue created by Village West

Amazon will create 1,000 jobs, and plans are finally unveiled for new youth soccer fields

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:07:20 CDT

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New charter school holds great promise in Kansas City’s urban core http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article89193077.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Neighborhood Academy enrollment for preschool children already is full

The new charter school is part of the Urban Neighborhood Initiative of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The academy is sponsored by Kansas City Public Schools

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:06:39 CDT

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Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park keeps adding to its appeal to young people http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article88977042.html#storylink=rss Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park keeps adding to its list of attractions

Young people will gravitate more to the public space by the Missouri River

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:45:19 CDT

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Kansas City needs Uber, with rules attached http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article88976747.html#storylink=rss Kansas City officials correctly want to put in place regulations that protect the public

Uber provides a needed service for many passengers

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:44:28 CDT

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Protect free speech, not political parties, during presidential nominating conventions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article88564917.html#storylink=rss Cleveland tried too hard to take actions to shield Republicans from criticism at upcoming convention

Properly so, courts sided with American principal of robust discussion of issues, including protests

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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:09:00 CDT

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Rape is not the victim’s fault. Period. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article88705437.html#storylink=rss A guest column published in The Star has prompted a lot of reaction from the community

In hindsight, it should never have been published

We apologize and we are putting even more measures in place to ensure this doesn't happen in the future

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 18:40:03 CDT

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The Monday Poll: Shootings that shocked a nation http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article88704307.html#storylink=rss Was the use of a robot to kill an armed suspect the way the U.S. justice system should work?

Will the use of cellphone video and social media improve relations between police and the people they serve?

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 18:31:21 CDT

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Missouri’s GOP gubernatorial candidates seek to highlight differences http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article88562822.html#storylink=rss Consistent themes struck with fractious tone by four candidates

Voters will decide in Aug. 2 primary which one will advance to general election

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:29:00 CDT

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In wake of Dallas tragedy, words of hope can help build a more united America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article88567787.html#storylink=rss Understandably, Americans are feeling sad and pessimistic after this week’s events

They included the killings of five Dallas police officers and two black men by the police

But listen and act on the words of hope because they offer the building blocks for a more united America

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:19:52 CDT

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