<![CDATA[Barbara Shelly News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:13 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:13 CDT Barbara Shelly 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Barbara Shelly: A year after Tom Schweich’s suicide, Missouri politics are as mean as ever http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article58505533.html#storylink=rss Anniversary of former Missouri auditor Tom Schweich’s suicide is Feb. 26

Political bullying lives on in Missouri

Public should reject hateful, anonymous messages

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:00:37 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Mizzou may have caught a break with interim chancellor Hank Foley http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article57953298.html#storylink=rss Interim MU Chancellor Foley gets points for openness and smart management

He squarely addressed the university’s challenges in a speech

Foley no stranger to campus upheaval

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:01:58 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Why the University of Missouri is in big trouble, and why it will survive http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article57192718.html#storylink=rss Can we all calm down about the University of Missouri system?

Governance structure needs repair

Lawmakers should stop using universities as political pinatas

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:49:07 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Five quick takeaways from former University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe’s amazing email http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article56850618.html#storylink=rss Former University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe tells all in email to supporters

Details of conflicts with former M.U. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and Missouri Sen. Kurt Schaefer

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:42:37 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Michael Bloomberg would probably make a good president. Here’s why he shouldn’t run http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article56478063.html#storylink=rss Being a good manager doesn’t add up to presidential material

New York values, indeed

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:41:18 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Gov. Jay Nixon recommends risk-taking — for other people http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article55929295.html#storylink=rss Jay Nixon is known for avoiding risks, not taking them

There is a fine line between risk-taking and recklessness

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:45:04 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Can Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback recognize a nightmare? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article54677295.html#storylink=rss Wondering about Gov. Sam Brownback’s state of mind

Annual speech cast blame elsewhere for real and imagined problems

An aimless feel to the administration

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Barbara Shelly: The glacial pace of progress on Medicaid expansion in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article53207460.html#storylink=rss Progress on Medicaid expansion in Kansas could be 16 months away, senator says

Indiana hospital executive touts that state’s expansion program

Kansas needs to get moving on realistic plan

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 19:11:23 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Missouri lawmakers target wrath at MU professor, Planned Parenthood http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article53094875.html#storylink=rss More than 100 lawmakers want MU professor fired

Planned Parenthood leader threatened with sanctions

Threatening actions a backdrop to 2016 legislative session

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:55:26 CST

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Barbara Shelly: The best, or worst, is yet to come. Some 2016 scenarios for KC, Kansas and Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article52538795.html#storylink=rss Choose among best- and worst-case scenarios for 2016

Kansas City could go either way

Buckle up for a rough ride in Missouri, Kansas

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:34:32 CST

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Barbara Shelly: What Sir Isaac Newton and the Kansas City Royals have in common http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article51505745.html#storylink=rss “Keep the line moving” was good baseball and good physics

Most of us use the first law of motion every day

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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:50:54 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Congressional resolution in defense of Christmas could use some work http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article50315075.html#storylink=rss A congressional resolution seeks to defend the symbols of Christmas

But does that include inflatable snowmen?

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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:54:20 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Kansas services are corroding on Gov. Sam Brownback’s watch http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article49118315.html#storylink=rss Top managers have no experience in their fields

Problems are especially acute in the Department for Children and Families

Brownback scrambles to replace cabinet secretaries

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:04:07 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Just another bloody day in America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article47831070.html#storylink=rss “Just another day in the United States of America”

We are letting gun violence define us

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Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:22:12 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Intimidation wins so far in Mizzou, Planned Parenthood saga http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article47226795.html#storylink=rss Interim MU Chancellor Hank Foley won’t reverse bad decision on admitting privileges

Planned Parenthood files lawsuit to keep abortion license active

So far, a victory for intimidation

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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:19:10 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Politicians use last gasps of denial to denigrate protesters http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article46555095.html#storylink=rss Politicians underestimate, undermine student protesters at their peril

Campus and street disruptions will have lasting change on America

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:30:00 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Taking stock of the worries du jour in Kansas, Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article45542337.html#storylink=rss How many Syrian refugees make up an influx?

Finding new fears, reaching back for old ones

The “Islamization of Missouri” is not happening

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:49:38 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Mizzou, Ferguson and Missouri’s collective failure to pay attention http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article44460252.html#storylink=rss A Ferguson-Mizzou connection

Missouri’s collective willingness to let problems fester

Peter Kinder, other leaders still in denial

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:10:20 CST

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Barbara Shelly: A letter to Jonathan Butler, the University of Missouri hunger striker http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article43605336.html#storylink=rss Black graduate student in sixth day of fasting

Prediction: Change coming for university leadership

Inadequate response to acts of racism

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 12:43:07 CST

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Barbara Shelly: MU chancellor R. Bowen Loftin is learning the high price of appeasement http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article43274403.html#storylink=rss English Department faculty votes no confidence in chancellor

New broadside on academic freedom from Missouri Sen. Kurt Schaefer

MU campus is in turmoil

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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:07:33 CST

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Barbara Shelly: Brownback administration should apologize for remark that insults Kansans with disabilities http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article41796939.html#storylink=rss Facebook comment stirs controversy in Kansas

“Do we want these slow learners voting?” spokeswoman asks

No apologies from Brownback administration

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:43:40 CDT

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Barbara Shelly: Massive open online courses offer a lesson in bold claims gone bust http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article40872804.html#storylink=rss MOOCs were once touted as the disrupter of higher education

Elite universities put lectures and courses on the Internet for easy, free access

Completion rates range from 4 to 15 percent

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:52:08 CDT

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Barbara Shelly: U.S. needs a wider door for refugees http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article39345861.html#storylink=rss U.S. refugee admission numbers look small in a world of need

Mohamed Abdalla Rahma’s optimistic story

More refugees would bring challenges for Kansas City

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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:42:09 CDT

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Barbara Shelly: Gov. Sam Brownback takes the low road on Medicaid expansion http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article38266437.html#storylink=rss Brownback pits working poor against disabled Kansans

Divisive rural versus urban argument

Lowest form of talking points

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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:27:47 CDT

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Barbara Shelly: Whatever happens with the Chiefs, quarterback Alex Smith runs a great foundation http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article37846314.html#storylink=rss Alex Smith Foundation cited for model practices

Success with getting foster kids through college

Work copied in Kansas City and elsewhere

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:01:11 CDT

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Barbara Shelly: Pope Francis is still cool, but he was wrong about Kim Davis http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article37264440.html#storylink=rss Pope’s cloak-and-dagger meeting with Kim Davis

Vatican watcher: “Somebody messed up”

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:24:53 CDT

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A child adrift, now a suspect in three murders http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article36938604.html#storylink=rss An unsettled childhood, murder charges as a young adult

Victims of triple homicide included a 1-year-old boy

Watch Lori Ross talk about her frustrations with the child protection system.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:03:07 CDT

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Abortion uproar in Missouri: Chris Koster clears Planned Parenthood but political group attacks medical research http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article36834777.html#storylink=rss Report clears Planned Parenthood in Missouri

Attorney General Chris Koster: “No evidence of wrongdoing.”

Anti-abortion group re-engages in stem cell wars

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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:40:42 CDT

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University of Missouri shamefully caves in to political bullying http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article36535122.html#storylink=rss Kurt Schaefer, the power-hungry Missouri senator who wields outsized control of the state’s appropriations process, promised the University of Missouri there would be “consequences” for licensing a doctor. And there are. For women. And for the ideal of an independent university system.

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If Pope Francis had visited the heartland: A fantasy itinerary http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article36493287.html#storylink=rss Pope Francis is sticking close to the Eastern Seaboard during his U.S. visit, which is understandable but still a pity. We could really use some papal attention here in the Midwest. Just thinking about what could have been, I have devised a fantasy itinerary for the Catholic leader.

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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:34:16 CDT

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