Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, the master of deception, is setting up a cruel false choice. Medicaid expansion would be great for Kansas citizens and for the state’s economy. But Brownback is using the state’s disabled citizens as a dodge to deny health care to the working poor.
Here is the specter that haunts Bill Gates’ nightmares: the emergence of a highly-infectious virus that would spawn global panic, overwhelm the supply of medical commodities, set off a desperate technological race against death, reduce global wealth by trillions of dollars and fill millions of graves.
Lewis W. Diuguid: On a bigger stage Wednesday night at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Missouri Association of School Administrators named Kansas City school Superintendent Steve Green its 2015 Pearce Award winner. Eight superintendents in Missouri had been nominated for the award.
Lewis W. Diuguid: At the United Nations headquarters in New York some dignitaries on Thursday unveiled a new memorial tied to the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A question that should come up is “What took so long?”
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback snuck behind closed doors Wednesday to sign a controversial school funding bill. So why did Brownback take the cowardly way out, rather than have a public signing event that others could have attended? Here are three possible reasons.
Want to get Kansas City Mayor Sly James riled up? Ask the city’s second black mayor why he didn’t even try to get endorsed for re-election by the black political group Freedom Inc. It’s part of a lingering dispute that still roils city politics.
Never mind that the American people have had enough of 14-year war in Afghanistan. That concern is moot after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani trip to Washington, D.C., his meeting with President Barack Obama followed by a handshake and a commitment for the U.S. to maintain 9,800 troops in that war zone instead of the number being pulled down to 5,000 by the end of this year.
It makes no sense that health care professionals are less likely to tell their patients of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease than if they had to break the bad news about other chronic or incurable diseases, a new report notes.
It would seem impossible for men in a profession dominated by women to be paid more than their female colleagues. Yet registered male nurses earn thousands of dollars more a year than women in that very vital health care profession, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports.
President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said that the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness. He left out the part about Democratic intransigence and at least one incident of “wacko-birdness” from the left.
The bony hand of the Great Recession appears to keep fingering its way into people’s lives. The Pew Research Center last year reported that “the gap between America’s upper-income and middle-income families has reached its highest level on record.”
Rarely does a week go by without another study indicating the fiscal and medical benefits of Medicaid expansion. States that have it increasingly appear healthier and smarter. It’s time for Kansas and Missouri to move out of the control group.
The case of the 43 missing college students from a poor Southern region in Mexico ought to heighten Americans’ concerns. A stable Mexico is in our best interests and this case is astounding for its scale of violence and corruption, even for Mexico.
Lewis W. Diuugid: Spring allergy sufferers are warned that this year will be the mother of all seasons for sneezes, itchy eyes and runny noses. Thank climate change for higher temperatures and rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which trees and other plant life love.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James is rolling toward his second term without the pesky problems of having to raise boatloads of money or often debate his opponents. The mayor’s victory tour makes a pit stop Tuesday night at the League of Women Voters Mayoral Candidate Forum.
Male fans shout and tweet much worse about pretty much every sporting contest down to and including church league bowling. Indeed, male sports fans are the reason foam bricks were invented. Yet we are allowed to scream for the home team without being called vile names, much less threatened.