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?
Jackson County officials are pushing for a change to pension rules so Jackson County Legislator Garry Baker could continue to receive his pension while also drawing a $35,000 annual salary as a member of the Legislature.
The top goal of moderate Republican and Democratic candidates for the Kansas House and Senate this fall is to win office, and then repeal some of Gov. Sam Brownback’s failed economic policies in the Legislature in 2017.
Missouri ranked No. 2 in the nation behind Massachusetts, where people’s drink of choice in social settings is beer. Budweiser, a longtime St. Louis beer maker, was responsible for the ‘Beer with Your Buds National Survey.’
If you haven’t heard much about the Supreme Court during this presidential election, it might be because neither candidate has much to gain by highlighting the issue. Much of the liberal constitutional agenda has already been achieved in the last two years on the court; conservatives realize they’ve already lost the culture war on key topics.
When it comes to leadership in times of crisis, the evidence is that Donald Trump would jump to conclusions, entertain conspiracy theories and lash out in rhetoric that seems tough but actually complicates the task of being in charge.
In a video of the Sept. 16 shooting of Terence Crutcher, one of the officers watching the scene from a police helicopter can be heard to say, “That looks like a bad dude, too.” Which raises a question: How did the officer know Crutcher was a bad dude?
In the most recent clinical trial of Biogen’s experimental drug aducanumab, 165 participants were given varying doses of the drug or a placebo. Brain scans revealed that those taking the drug had a marked reduction in amyloid plaque — a deposit associated with Alzheimer’s disease. There’s little evidence the drug can reverse dementia, but there’s reason to believe something like it might ward off Alzheimer’s disease in healthy people.
Gov. Sam Brownback and his followers shamefully have killed a report that often showed Kansas was trailing other states by many different economic measuring sticks. Basically, the 2012 income tax cuts Brownback supported have not worked out as planned.
Team Clinton likely will insist that she exposed her opponent’s shallow grasp of facts and policy. Team Trump likely will shout that their guy exposed her for the corrupt and duplicitous woman that she is. Given the awful choices before us, both will probably be right.
Building a new courthouse in Johnson County would actually cost less than renovating the old one. Voters will have a chance to vote on a quarter-cent sales tax increase to fund the $201 million project.
Democrat Jason Kander, who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, assembles an assault rifle blindfolded in a TV ad. His opponent, Sen. Roy Blunt, had been lambasting Kander for his failure to toe the straight National Rifle Association line.
The New York Knicks’ Derrick Rose has won his battle to reveal the name of the woman accusing him and two of his friends of rape in court. The disclosure responds to fairness issues for the NBA star, but it means the woman will face heinous public scorn.
I experienced my first criticism on social media not long ago. It probably hasn’t happened before because my posts are usually garden-related — green heads of lettuce and giant sweet potatoes, which as far as I can figure, aren’t offensive (whether people care, of course, is another story).