Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ decisions appear to be motivated by politics, not policy. The governor has accomplished virtually nothing in his first 100 days — other than antagonize Republicans, reporters and Democrats.
Politicians love to criticize regulations as “job-killing” and costly. But prices are just one side of the equation. Instead of blindly rejecting regulation, we should focus on value: What’s a reasonable balance between rules and costs?
Kansas Citians have good reasons to support both tax increases on the April 4 ballot. But there are compelling arguments against both plans, including Kansas City’s neverending appetite for tax increases.
Under the Gorsuch rule, laws are subject to the religious whims of a company’s owner. If a wily businessman tires of paying overtime, he or she can simply cite a Bible verse — or the Qur’an, or any religious text — and escape the requirement.
Chuck Berry battled Elvis Presley for pop supremacy in those early days and fell short. But don’t we now see Berry as the greater artist — the one who wrote his own songs, played his own music, created the longer-lasting audience?
Kansas will eventually move on from the Sam Brownback era, one way or another. If the governor can find an appealing job somewhere else, he should take it, with our congratulations and best wishes. Then we can get on with the business of fixing the damage he has caused.
Republicans soon will offer their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act. Eventually, it will become obvious that Trumpcare is a stripped-down version of Obamacare. The GOP aims to spend less money, but that will mean less coverage, too.
Democrats in Missouri — and across the country — are deluding themselves if they think their problems are only about communicating a message, Dave Helling says. Democrats must find better candidates, or their status as a minority party will continue.
Woody Overton was known for his work on projects such as the downtown federal courthouse and the Ilus Davis Park. But he should not be reduced to his brick-and-mortar impact because he was much more than that.
Park Hill senior Papay Glaywulu wanted a letter for his varsity jacket so he got into doing jumps. Now he's ranked third in the nation in the triple jump. Watch Glaywulu triple jump at the Gary Parker Invitational at Blue Springs High School.
Jill ToyoshibaThe Kansas City Star
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