<![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: KC must stand strong against attacks from Missouri and Kansas legislatures http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article67871267.html#storylink=rss Too many lawmakers care more about causes than their communities

Passage of anti-gay amendment in Missouri would be devastating for the Kansas City economy

Local spending lid proposed in Kansas is insulting and paternalistic

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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:56:17 CDT

Barbara Shelly: Don’t make Missouri the test case for anti-gay bill http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article66746947.html#storylink=rss Senate Joint Resolution 39 is a license to discriminate

Business, meetings, tournaments could abandon Missouri

Legislative leaders could end the risk right now

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:48:50 CDT

Missouri lawmakers give Uber the great seal of approval — literally http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article66511332.html#storylink=rss Vehicle-for-hire services want to shake off local regulations

Bill in General Assembly would set up lax statewide regulatory system

Lawmakers let Uber use official state seal as prop

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:21:59 CDT

Barbara Shelly: Missouri attorney general candidate Kurt Schaefer shamefully politicizes a tragedy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article65302467.html#storylink=rss Kurt Schaefer calls murder suspect a “monster,” demands his execution

Comment by Missouri attorney general candidate is prejudicial and irresponsible

Pablo Serrano-Vitorino is charged with murders of four men in Kansas and one man in Missouri

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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:02:37 CST

Barbara Shelly: A short list of outrageous consumer ripoffs, and most are legal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article65255662.html#storylink=rss Everyone is a consumer, but we don’t have a big voice

Zombie debt collectors and payday lenders prey on the poor

Unscrupulous “colleges” and immigration cheats are also on the list

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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:50:00 CST

Barbara Shelly: Cheers to Missouri Senate Democrats for filibuster of anti-gay resolution http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article64869052.html#storylink=rss Missouri Senate Democrats are making a great show with filibuster of anti-gay discrimination measure.

Discrimination should not be enshrined in state Constitution

Democrats’ resolve has potential to change dynamics in Capitol

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:25:49 CST

Barbara Shelly: Kansas budget calamity closes in on the state’s universities http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article63908242.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback has been supportive of higher education

But his tax cuts are harming colleges and universities

States that damage higher education have a death wish

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Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:53:20 CST

Barbara Shelly: Kris Kobach tosses out falsehoods and wild ideas while endorsing Donald Trump for president http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article63219557.html#storylink=rss Endorsement of Donald Trump deservedly draws fire

Kris Kobach greatly exaggerates security threat posed by immigrants and refugees

Claim that immigrants take jobs from Americans is mostly wrong, too.

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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:42:03 CST

Barbara Shelly: Gov. Sam Brownback’s food stamp experiment isn’t working as well as allies contend http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article62482582.html#storylink=rss Report touts Kansas’ success in moving people from food stamps to work

But most people booted from the program remain deeply poor

Brownback says Kansas will become a nationwide model

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:25:53 CST

Barbara Shelly: Missouri legislator thinks two years in office qualifies him to be a lawyer or judge http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article62438467.html#storylink=rss Bizarre bill would allow Missouri legislators to become lawyers after two years in office

They could also become judges

No hearing scheduled as of yet

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:09:03 CST

Barbara Shelly: Wyandotte County Mayor Mark Holland appears in charge and in touch http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article62241662.html#storylink=rss Wyandotte County Mayor Mark Holland is looking forward

Priorities include property tax relief, blight removal

Achieving them should be easier once sales tax boost kicks in

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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:50:08 CST

Barbara Shelly: The casual cruelty of Donald Trump http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article61177627.html#storylink=rss Candidate jokes about throwing serviceman out of an aircraft

He says waterboarding “isn’t tough enough”

Campaign events are devoid of empathy

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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:03:59 CST

Barbara Shelly: Finn Bullers’ epic fight against KanCare should live on http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article59897926.html#storylink=rss People with disabilities struggle in Kansas

Finn Bullers waged an epic quality-of-life struggle

Services are Friday at 2 p.m.

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:14:29 CST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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