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Opinion Columns & Blogs

Better late than never? Who says so?

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.

Steve Rose

Stage is set for epic Kansas GOP showdown

Aug. 2 may be one of the most important elections for Republicans in modern Kansas history. On that primary election date, Republicans will decide whether the Brownback “bad guys” will continue to rule the Legislature or turn over to the “good guys” the keys to the Capitol.

Mary Sanchez

Gay and lesbian activists take on the gun lobby

What gay activists learned from the AIDS crisis, from the fight for gay marriage, is that changing attitudes is as necessary as changing laws. Post Orlando, expect them to use that knowledge as a guide, to sign up for a long-haul approach to addressing gun violence.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Kansas City vs. Cleveland: And the winner is ...

Much like Kansas City, Cleveland was starved for decades when it came to sports championships. But on Wednesday, Cleveland residents will celebrate with a downtown parade after their Cavaliers last Sunday won the National Basketball Association championship. And 800,000 people might attend. Wait a minute. That sounds familiar. Let’s see how Kansas City stacks up with Cleveland on a few issues.

Lewis Diuguid

Getting to know district step by step

Mark T. Bedell will do himself and the students of Kansas City Public Schools a great service when he steps into the superintendent’s job on July 1 if he walks the many neighborhoods where the children and families live.

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Yael T. Abouhalkah points a real gun at you and pulls the trigger

Yael T. Abouhalkah uses real $100 bills to explain Kansas budget dumpster fire 1:26

Yael T. Abouhalkah uses real $100 bills to explain Kansas budget dumpster fire

Yael T. Abouhalkah blasts bad, irresponsible budget bill in Kansas 1:01

Yael T. Abouhalkah blasts bad, irresponsible budget bill in Kansas

Yael T. Abouhalkah announces a contest to praise Gov. Sam Brownback 1:01

Yael T. Abouhalkah announces a contest to praise Gov. Sam Brownback

Yael T. Abouhalkah offers a plan to repeal Gov. Sam Brownback's destructive policies 1:15

Yael T. Abouhalkah offers a plan to repeal Gov. Sam Brownback's destructive policies

Yael T. Abouhalkah 'sounds like a broken record' on Kansas' pitiful new jobs report 0:33

Yael T. Abouhalkah 'sounds like a broken record' on Kansas' pitiful new jobs report

Yael T. Abouhalkah waves bye-bye to Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump's haters 1:07

Yael T. Abouhalkah waves bye-bye to Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump's haters

Yael T. Abouhalkah: Two cracked eggs, two hungry dogs and Gov. Sam Brownback's failed tax cuts 1:34

Yael T. Abouhalkah: Two cracked eggs, two hungry dogs and Gov. Sam Brownback's failed tax cuts

Yael T. Abouhalkah: New poll shows Kansans really, really don't like Gov. Sam Brownback 0:56

Yael T. Abouhalkah: New poll shows Kansans really, really don't like Gov. Sam Brownback

Lewis Diuguid talks about his friendship with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee 1:49

Lewis Diuguid talks about his friendship with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee

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Yael Abouhalkah: Kansas kids are more important than reckless tax cuts

Kansas needs to fully fund its schools in a special legislative session that starts Thursday.
abouhalkah@kcstar.com
Yael Abouhalkah: Kansas kids are more important than reckless tax cuts 1:26

Yael Abouhalkah: Kansas kids are more important than reckless tax cuts

Yael T. Abouhalkah: How to keep the Kansas schools open 0:58

Yael T. Abouhalkah: How to keep the Kansas schools open

Yael T. Abouhalkah points a real gun at you and pulls the trigger 1:05

Yael T. Abouhalkah points a real gun at you and pulls the trigger

Yael T. Abouhalkah uses real $100 bills to explain Kansas budget dumpster fire 1:26

Yael T. Abouhalkah uses real $100 bills to explain Kansas budget dumpster fire