There’s a deep and perplexing contradiction here. If abortion is just another aspect of “women’s health” — currently the preferred euphemism for the procedure — why have higher health and safety regulations for dentists than abortionists?
If anyone in my family was to be late, they had better be incarcerated, dead or pregnant. Being late was not acceptable and improper for anyone in my limited world. So to make life challenging, I married into a family that didn’t agree with this rule of etiquette.
The moderate Republican candidates who are trying to knock off Gov. Sam Brownback’s GOP supporters in the Legislature don’t know exactly who’s going to the polls on Tuesday. Are they the people who are fed up with Brownback’s ways, ready to vote for the alternative?Or are they conservatives who still want to continue to keep the governor’s allies in the Legislature?
While the Democrats have been celebrating the nomination of Hillary Clinton, I’ve been thinking about all the American women, from the 1600s through World War II, who got arrested for wearing trousers in public.
What precisely is her campaign about? Why is she running in the first place? Like most dynastic candidates (most famously Ted Kennedy in 1979), she really doesn’t know. She seeks the office because, well, it’s the next — the final — step on the ladder.
The contenders are formally set for the 2016 presidential election: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Their vast differences in political experience, knowledge of global affairs and the U.S. economy — not to mention personal maturity — make Clinton the easy choice at the polls.
We are called to decide whether to affirm our nation’s promises, and thus validate the faith and sacrifice of families like the Khans, or whether to burn it all to ash in the fire of our own anger and fear.
Any reasonable Republican presidential contender other than Trump probably would be beating Clinton handily. Any reasonable Democratic contender other than Clinton probably would be beating Trump handily. Take your pick, and take your chances.
Former Kansas Govs. Mike Hayden and Bill Graves correctly want to help moderate GOP challengers beat ultraconservative incumbents, including about a dozen in Johnson County, in next Tuesday’s primaries for the Legislature. Why? They think fellow Republican and current Gov. Sam Brownback is running the state into the ground.
Often the United States sends experts into other countries to monitor elections and other democratic processes. It is unusual to have the tables turned by the United Nations — particularly when the results don’t portray the U.S. to be the pillar of freedom, which it always projects to the rest of the world.
The reason Moscow favors Donald Trump isn’t some conspiracy. It’s simply that Vladimir Putin dislikes Hillary Clinton, while Trump’s combination of international ignorance and catastrophic policies would benefit Putin.
In October 2000, I watched how Dutch Newman’s strength, leadership and poise guided a room of stunned and grieving Kansas City Democrats after a plane crash killed then-Missouri governor and U.S. Senate candidate Mel Carnahan.
Fresh evidence is arriving daily that the battle for control of the Kansas Legislature among Republicans has ramped up to full-scale war as next Tuesday’s all important primaries loom. The topic that deserves more attention today focuses on money: Are moderates getting enough financial support to help them make the case that voters need to stop Gov. Sam Brownback from further damaging the state’s economy?
After seeing grand juries decline to file charges against police in the well-publicized killings of black males in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, African Americans nationwide were encouraged when Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced in May 2015 that charges would be filed against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.