<![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 share views on politics, President Obama’s community college plan and the minimum wage http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article22639389.html#storylink=rss May 29, 2015: I find it ironic that many have boasted that the midterm elections and the Republican control of the House and Senate this year will signal the end of liberalism.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 16:57:42 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article22639389.html
Readers weigh in on China, health care and Sam Brownback’s Uber trip http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article22554462.html#storylink=rss May 28, 2015: Lately, all the news seems to be how should we deal with Iran. Having recently read a book on China by David Shambaugh, a university professor and expert on China, I think we may be worried about who really might be the Big Bad Wolf.

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Thu, 28 May 2015 17:19:45 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article22554462.html
Readers share views on political contributions, a female president and voter registration http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article22471698.html#storylink=rss May 27, 2015: Democracy was lost in the last election. Advertising propaganda, paid for by the Koch brothers and others, bought the last election.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 18:04:33 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article22471698.html
Readers share views on the Kansas earned income tax credit, smog and guns http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article22375611.html#storylink=rss May 26, 2015: The Kansas budget gap is in the news daily. Clearly, the state is facing difficult choices about tax dollars, but Kansas’ refundable earned income tax credit is one of the best investments our state can make. It should be off the table for cuts.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 17:12:26 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article22375611.html
Readers share views on President Obama, the Border War and religion http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21739257.html#storylink=rss May 25, 2015: President Barack Obama doesn’t love his country for what it is, but rather for what it could or should be.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21739257.html
Letter of the Week: We’re not ready yet for a female president http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21739503.html#storylink=rss Cecilia Zanone, 18, of Mission Hills, a senior at St. Teresa’s Academy, writes: A great deal of change has already struck the nation with legalizing certain drugs, legalizing gay marriage in some states and raising awareness of racism and feminism. The people have gone through a lot over the past few years and need time to process the changes and take a rest.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21739503.html
Readers share views on Capitol intern perils, CEO compensation and voter ID laws http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21735447.html#storylink=rss May 23, 2015: When I was a senior in college, I served as a legislative intern in Jefferson City. There were no cellphones, so there was no sexting. But there was plenty of inappropriate behavior.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21735447.html
Readers share views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Michelle Obama and immigration http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21731436.html#storylink=rss May 22, 2015: If the Trans-Pacific Partnership passes, we will need to change our Pledge of Allegiance to better reflect the new circumstances.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 18:14:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21731436.html
Readers share views on Kansas government, political scandals and dressing up at Kauffman Stadium http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21625128.html#storylink=rss May 21, 2015: Isn’t it more reckless to give the education industrial complex ever-increasing funds without any expectation of improved academic results for our students? It is reckless to demand more money from taxpayers when those taxpayers have no choice which schools their children attend or the liberal bias and curriculum that our children must endure?

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Thu, 21 May 2015 17:55:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21625128.html
Readers share views on ‘right to work,’ the Missouri texting scandal and a boost in the minimum wage http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21512499.html#storylink=rss May 20, 2015: Is paying fair-share fees like union dues a violation of First Amendment rights? If so, what about association dues and federal, state and local taxes? Why should I pay for any service that benefits me?

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Wed, 20 May 2015 17:26:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21512499.html
Readers share views on Kansas City schools, the NRA and the Missouri texting scandal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21414888.html#storylink=rss May 19, 2015: I am shocked to hear that the superintendent for Kansas City Public Schools is moving on. What will happen next in Kansas City? A petition drive by Clay Chastain? As Yogi Berra once famously said, “It’s deja vu all over again.”

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Tue, 19 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21414888.html
Readers sound off on green energy, political ethics, texting shenanigans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21318957.html#storylink=rss May 18, 2015: There is a movie title that aptly describes what ultra-conservative Republicans are doing in the Kansas government; “The Empire Strikes Back.” Having taken complete control of the state machinery, they are dramatically increasing the size of conservative government.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21318957.html
Letter of the Week: There is no justification for abortion http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21133806.html#storylink=rss Angel Castrejon of Kansas City, a seventh-grade English student at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, writes: If people think killing a man or woman is murder, then how could anyone justify killing a baby? I think all life is sacred, even those who don’t follow biblical principles.

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Sun, 17 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21133806.html
Readers share views on the Missouri House speaker scandal, guns and welfare reform http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21133086.html#storylink=rss May 16, 2015: We don’t expect to read in our newspaper about the sexual shenanigans going on between Republican House Speaker John Diehl and a female college intern. I got palpitations and was left quivering reading the screenshots of the text messages between Diehl and the intern.

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Sat, 16 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21133086.html
Readers share views on Kansas legislation, the texting scandal and Medicaid expansion http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21134034.html#storylink=rss May 15, 2015: A bill suddenly under consideration in the Kansas Senate would eliminate the Kansas Bioscience Authority. That bill, SB 305, should be rejected.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21134034.html
Readers share views on Independence going green, ammunition and underfunded arts in schools http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21033414.html#storylink=rss May 14, 2015: The good news is that wind energy is available, renewable and increasingly affordable. With that in mind, the Independence City Council recently approved a 20-year agreement for the annual purchase of 20 megawatts of wind energy to be generated by 36 large turbines in Marshall County, Kan.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21033414.html
Readers share views on Missouri lawmakers, riverfront development and ‘right to work’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20863227.html#storylink=rss May 13, 2015: The Missouri legislature has demonstrated inertia again using omnibus bills. No one really knows how to vote for the bill, a rambling approach to lawmaking resulting in a lack of trust and reason for non-voting.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20863227.html
Readers share views on Kansas, the Catholic Church and government aid http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20779380.html#storylink=rss May 12, 2015: Well, the bills are finally being presented from the incompetence and total indifference of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and our laughable Legislature. At least seven school districts are closing early because they’ve run out of money.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20779380.html
Letter of the week: Let’s compromise on racial issues http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20553747.html#storylink=rss Michael Zygmunt, who has been retired from a civil service job for about five years and has lived in the Kansas City area for 35 to 40 years, writes: The current toxic racial atmosphere reminds some of the 1960s. The disturbances in Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere indicate we have failed to progress very far since that era. The answer to why that is so is, I think, twofold.

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Sun, 10 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20553747.html
Readers share views on Mother’s Day, Kansas gun laws and wage inequality http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20553630.html#storylink=rss May 9, 2015: This is a message for all the men who have a loving wife and loving mother for their children. You are truly blessed and fortunate to have her.

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Sat, 09 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20553630.html
Readers share views on the Islamic State, the minimum wage and education http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20553540.html#storylink=rss May 8, 2015: No event on the quickly deteriorating international scene disturbs me more than the rise of the gangster movement known as the Islamic State. The thugs that constitute this movement are running rings around those trying to combat them.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20553540.html
Readers share views on Gov. Sam Brownback, the American Royal barbecue and welfare http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20462070.html#storylink=rss May 7, 2015: Well, looks like Yosemite Sam Brownback got another checkmark on his bucket list to send Kansas back to another century.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20462070.html
Readers share views on state lawmakers, postal workers and wind energy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20373702.html#storylink=rss May 6, 2015: It is indeed sad that so many Missourians, as reflected in the people we have elected to the state legislature, have concluded that there is something wrong with lifting others as they climb.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20373702.html
Readers share views on Kansas, Bishop Robert Finn and baseball cards http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20292840.html#storylink=rss May 5, 2015: The wailing and gnashing of teeth regarding Kansas’ budget woes are needless. We of the neighboring states, being of relatively sane fiscal policy, are simply waiting for Kansas to hit financial bottom. (The elevator is losing altitude at an alarming rate.) We can then swoop in and annex the Sunflower State.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 16:54:41 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20292840.html
Readers react to Royals, marijuana, guns, Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20218341.html#storylink=rss May 4, 2015: Isn’t it wonderful to hear people complaining about hot dogs at Kansas City Royals games? I can remember not long ago when the pitching was doughy, the score was too small and the fans were the ones getting burned.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20218341.html
Letter of the Week: Kansas wrong on welfare http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20052798.html#storylink=rss "My sister and I were both raised on food stamps. Welfare didn’t cripple us. Rather, it enabled us to actually survive," writes 24-year-old Caleb Hall of Lenexa. "If it weren’t for those benefits, I would not have graduated from high school, let alone law school, and I certainly would not be in a position today to help others going forward."

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Sun, 03 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20052798.html
Readers react to testing teachers, the Koch brothers, Gov. Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20048190.html#storylink=rss May 3, 2015: As a teacher candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City who recently took the Missouri Content Assessment for English Language Arts, I was surprised to read that the assessments have drawn criticism for being too difficult (4-27, A1, “Future teachers befuddled by licensing test”).

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Sat, 02 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20048190.html
Readers share thoughts on nuclear weapons, aid to Nepal, Bishop Finn http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20053002.html#storylink=rss May 1, 2015: An agreement for a nuclear-free zone throughout the Middle East might mitigate the current controversy regarding a treaty with Iran. Many years ago both the United States and Iran did sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20053002.html
Readers share views on discrimination, Rep. Kevin Yoder and public education http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19965951.html#storylink=rss April 30, 2015: With states enacting laws allowing discrimination in the name of God and freedom, I have to wonder how one knows who is gay or straight. Will we require gays to carry cards and show them when asked?

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19965951.html
Readers sound off on pro-birth, Bishop Finn debate, Kansas tax cuts http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19899189.html#storylink=rss April 29, 2015: Father Dave Holloway in an April 21 letter pointed out that “pro-life” is a misleading label. What we have in this country is a group that is “pro-birth.”

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:16:14 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19899189.html