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Barack Obama: Religious diversity keeps us strong

“Generations of Muslim Americans have helped build our country. They’re the teachers who inspire our kids, and the nurses and doctors whom we trust with our health. They’re the champions we cheer for — from Muhammad Ali to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.”

Steve Rose

Kansas revenue secretary offers rosy picture

On the overall view of the Kansas economy and the budget, Nick Jordan and columnist Steve Rose sharply disagree. Even when they largely agree on the same set of facts, Jordan presents a picture that is pretty rosy, while Rose see things as very bleak.

Syndicated Columnists

Let’s talk about women’s health

It should be a national scandal that a woman dies of cervical cancer almost once every two hours. That about 70 percent of pregnancies to young, unmarried women are unplanned. That a woman dies every eight hours from domestic violence. We know how to address these problems, but we’re not working urgently enough.

Mary Sanchez

Women are already proving their worth in combat

Congressional debate over requiring women to register for the draft, or eliminating selective service altogether, will be discussed this year. Meanwhile, military leaders are integrating elite posts as women are completing the training necessary to compete for combat jobs previously closed to them.

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

Tired of negative news about the Kansas governor? Here’s a chance to fight back in a real contest with a real prize: a gift card good at KC area restaurants.
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