<![CDATA[Letters to the Editor | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:41:07 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:41:07 CDT Letters to the Editor 60 Readers react to fireworks, Arctic drilling and marriage http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article26112751.html#storylink=rss July 2, 2015: On Saturday, we will gather with friends and family to celebrate Independence Day with cookouts, parades and all manner of gatherings. A good number of folks include fireworks in their agendas, regardless of legality.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article26112751.html
Readers react to same-sex marriage, guns and the minimum wage http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article26012194.html#storylink=rss July 1, 2015: Our Supreme Court, including Justices Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia and the June 27 Kansas City Star editorial “Ruling places U.S. on right side of history,” missed the key point in all of this brouhaha about legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article26012194.html
Readers react to lecherous legislators, guns and Gov. Sam Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25924156.html#storylink=rss June 30, 2015: Reading in The Star on June 28 about the working climate for women in the Missouri legislature, “The wolves of Jeff City,” makes me sick. The male legislators sound like members of a frat house that was put in charge of a big party.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25924156.html
Readers sound off on Middle East, Social Security, Kansas budget http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25788094.html#storylink=rss June 29, 2015: One group that has so far successfully defended itself against the Islamic State is the Kurds. That might change because they are running out of weapons and ammunition.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25788094.html
Letter of the Week: ‘Twilight Zone’ reality http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25624726.html#storylink=rss Jim Eschrich, 58, of Lenexa, a focus-group moderator for businesses and political campaigns, writes: "Both Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal — while deserving of compassion — shouldn’t be celebrated or defended for what in 99.9 percent of human existence would be seen for what it is — delusional thinking and behavior."

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25624726.html
Readers sound off on fraud, government jobs, women in politics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25617877.html#storylink=rss June 27, 2015: For those ranting about putting more money into government programs like welfare, Social Security disability, Medicaid etc., how about changing course and looking around you at those in the programs and report the fraud you see. Surely you or you know someone who knows someone committing fraud in one of these programs.

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25617877.html
Readers react to American hypocrisy, Hillary Clinton, freedom http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25618009.html#storylink=rss June 26, 2015: I find it curious that the United States, which seems to be trying desperately to prevent immigration from the south — often these immigrants are fleeing political persecution — has the temerity to admonish countries like Thailand and Malaysia for trying desperately to prevent immigration from the south of people who are fleeing persecution from Myanmar (Burma) and nations in Africa.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25618009.html
Readers sound off on Charleston, S.C., shootings, T-Bones, subsidizing wealthy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25515910.html#storylink=rss June 25, 2015: “The Arc of the Moral Universe is long, but it bends towards Justice,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said. Except perhaps, for this country's interpretation of the Second Amendment (6-19, A1, “Murders in house of God”).

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25515910.html
Readers react to Gov. Sam Brownback, presidential powers and political cartoons http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25442428.html#storylink=rss June 24, 2015: So our Republican-controlled Legislature passes and Gov. Sam Brownback signs the largest tax increase in state history and he has the moxie to tell us it isn’t a tax increase.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25442428.html
Readers react to Pope Francis, the Missouri legislature and Kansas voters http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25366144.html#storylink=rss June 23, 2015: In his encyclical, “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis has beautifully and powerfully written about the moral dimensions and dangers of our violation of the environment. The cultural trance that makes us exploit and separates us from the environment, and from one another, deceives us like the devil himself.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25366144.html
Readers sound off on minimum wage, voting, telephones http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25181089.html#storylink=rss June 22, 2015: I think the Republican Congress can assure their party the White House in 2016 by passing a $15 per hour minimum wage bill.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25181089.html
Letter of the Week: Young women paired with older men on TV newscasts feels insulting http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25028791.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Julie Sherriff of Prairie Village, who owns a health care recruitment and consulting company with her husband, writes: We all understand this is a ploy to grab higher ratings, but this reads like sex and age discrimination.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25028791.html
Readers react to Henry Johnson, Father’s Day and the All-Star vote http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25028686.html#storylink=rss June 20, 2015: Henry Johnson will be remembered not only as a national hero but also as a loving father and grandfather. How else do you explain his role in the lives of so many?

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25028686.html
Readers react to Gov. Sam Brownback, low wages and the Charleston tragedy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25014283.html#storylink=rss June 19, 2015: What kind of people support Gov. Sam Brownback in Kansas? I think I know, and I’m really sorry for them.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25014283.html
Readers react to Republican tears, trans fats and climate change http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24910825.html#storylink=rss June 18, 2015: Boy, just when you thought John Boehner had cornered the market on weeping among Republicans, here comes Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback getting all teary-eyed as he told the Legislature, “You’ve just got to act.”

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24910825.html
Readers react to ‘right to work,’ Royals food and Gov. Sam Brownback’s tears http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24820603.html#storylink=rss June 17, 2015: I am trying to make sense of this double standard the Republican legislators seem to want to use while trying to force right-to-work in Missouri.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:49:47 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24820603.html
Readers react to the Missouri General Assembly, Caitlyn Jenner and TV weather http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24667123.html#storylink=rss June 16, 2015: As expected, the Republican Party and its members in the Missouri legislature wasted another session by not expanding Medicaid.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24667123.html
Readers share thoughts on earthquakes, sleep apnea, Congress http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24510946.html#storylink=rss June 15, 2015: I don't think the people of Oklahoma City should be concerned about the recent increase of seismic activity. However, authorities in that city may want to consider changing the name of the National Basketball Association team to the Oklahoma City Earthquakes, brought to them by their friends at Conoco-Phillips.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24510946.html
Letter of the Week: Protect kids from heat stroke this summer http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24313102.html#storylink=rss June 15, 2015: “With summer nearly upon us, I always remind parents and caregivers that children should never be left alone in a car — not even for a minute,” writes Loan Nguyen, M.D., 28, of Prairie Village, a pediatric resident in Kansas City.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:19:51 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24313102.html
Readers react to the Kansas Legislature, guns and health care http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23907562.html#storylink=rss June 13, 2015: The clown car called the Kansas Legislature can’t take on any more passengers without blowing out the tires and becoming unable to go anywhere. Oh, wait a minute. That has already happened.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23907562.html
Readers share views on Gov. Sam Brownback, organ donations and the religious right http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23907373.html#storylink=rss June 12, 2015: The nation has watched closely the economic experiment that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has launched. He and his conservative counterparts have touted the top-down theory for decades. The theory that what floats the yachts will cause the rowboats to rise seems to have a lot of leaks.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23907373.html
Readers share views on Grover Norquist, religion and the Koch brothers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23803381.html#storylink=rss June 11, 2015: Following the story of the Kansas Legislature’s struggles over budgets, taxation and spending, I’ve continually heard that some legislators have signed some kind of pledge to Grover Norquist. My impression is that this pledge is an impediment to the Kansas Legislature agreeing on a budget.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23803381.html
Readers share thoughts on voting, Obamacare, Kris Kobach http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23687992.html#storylink=rss June 10, 2015: As I read about efforts in other states to increase the number of registered voters, I am drawn to the fact that more than 90 percent of registered voters in Johnson County chose not to vote in the April election.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23687992.html
Readers sound off on Postal Service, farmers, Kansas mud http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23611837.html#storylink=rss June 10, 2015: U.S. Postal Service delivery problems have been widespread throughout my Overland Park area for more than three months, starting with a renewal notice that was not delivered to my address, thus causing me to miss the final renewal timeline and creating a huge hassle of paperwork and the need for notary services.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23611837.html
Readers share views on patient care, KCK schools, Christians http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23537824.html#storylink=rss June 8, 2015: On Wednesday, National Time Out Day will be marked in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers around the country.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23537824.html
Letter of the Week: Kansas lawmakers need to ask, ‘What would Jesus do?’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23236575.html#storylink=rss Ron Fugate of Overland Park, who is retired from a marketing and communications career in the health care field, writes: The vast majority of Kansas lawmakers are Christians. If not for the sake of your fellow citizens, then for the sake of Christ, it’s time to walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23236575.html
Readers sound off on guns, clean water, grammar http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23223897.html#storylink=rss June 6, 2015: Now that Kansas lawmakers have essentially invited nut cases to carry concealed guns, some folks will fear entering Kansas stores, restaurants, offices and theaters, where they might bump into a pistol-packing person with an uneven temper.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 11:42:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23223897.html
Readers share views on Latinos, Gov. Sam Brownback and uninformed voters http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23236392.html#storylink=rss June 5, 2015: Latinos are not an invisible people. We are 54 million strong consumers. Viewing television, it appears that Latinos are invisible unless you are watching Univision or the Kansas City Royals.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23236392.html
Readers share views on Kansas schools, female candidates and Kathleen Parker http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23133951.html#storylink=rss June 4, 2015: The Brownback administration intends to defund and dismantle public education, whether we want to believe that or not. This plan has been in effect a few years. To sit back and pretend this is not the plan will cost the public school system dearly — and, more important, our children.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23133951.html
Readers share views on Kemper Arena, racial fairness and Mike Huckabee http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23040120.html#storylink=rss June 3, 2015: Kemper Arena should be divided in half. A reinforced concrete floor should be erected at the base of the upper deck. The resulting upper arena would be perfect for all American Royal and other equestrian events.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article23040120.html