<![CDATA[Lewis Diuguid | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:21 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:21 CDT Lewis Diuguid 60 Bridging the digital divide takes a community effort http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25924594.html#storylink=rss Seventy percent of students in Kansas City Public Schools don’t have Internet access at home. Also, 80 percent of households in low-income, minority neighborhoods don’t own computers or have in-home Internet connections. In addition, close to 50 percent of the households in Kansas City, Kan., have no Internet connection.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Trump feels free speech cost of Univision, NBC dropping broadcast of pageants http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25834777.html#storylink=rss Never assume that free speech in the United States is free. Sometimes the consequences of what people say can be costly.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:13:41 CDT

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Candidates for president will have to wrestle with heavy national and international concerns http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25760044.html#storylink=rss The 2016 presidential race got a lot more complicated last week especially after the Supreme Court rulings making the Affordable Care Act practically indestructible and same sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:05:04 CDT

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American Royal Parade change sounds less than appealing http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25611196.html#storylink=rss One of the great joys of going to a parade as a kid is to get to sit on the curb of a big street and watch horse-back riders, floats and marching bands pass by with the beat of drums reverberating in one’s little chest.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:45:19 CDT

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Kansas City schools likely on track for full accreditation http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25504159.html#storylink=rss As Steve Green leaves Kansas City Public Schools for the superintendent’s job at DeKalb County Schools in the Atlanta area, he can at least know that he kept the promise he made about a year ago for the district to be on track to attain full accreditation in 2015.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:48:49 CDT

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Partying like it’s 1999 at the White House should follow 6-3 Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25502731.html#storylink=rss Celebrating at the White House on Thursday after the 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act probably hasn’t been as jubilant since 1999.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:31:23 CDT

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GOP needs to better police from whom candidates take campaign money http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25425229.html#storylink=rss The Republican Party needs to better police the people from whom GOP candidates accept money.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:58:55 CDT

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Customers angry about KCP&L ‘energy shaming’ need to realize consuming less is the future http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25421575.html#storylink=rss People who are angry or resist the great service that the Kansas City Power & Light Co. is providing so customers can compare their energy consumption with their neighbors’ need to grow up.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:22:07 CDT

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Globe-trotting tourists enjoy protective bubble http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25355131.html#storylink=rss Moscow had an unexpected, familiar feel from the moment our Aeroflot jet from Venice, Italy, touched down in the Russian capital. The many shops and even a T.G.I. Fridays restaurant at the airport in this communist country had a particularly Western flair — what some would love to see at a new Kansas City International Airport.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Global military buildup sends troubling signal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25344289.html#storylink=rss The world rapidly is growing into a very touchy place with the escalation of military forces along old, Cold War battle lines.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:58:07 CDT

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South Carolina should remove Confederate battle flag from state Capitol grounds http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25174522.html#storylink=rss The slayings of nine African Americans last week at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., by a gunman who expressed white supremacists ideals underscores the need for South Carolina to finally remove the Confederate battle flag from the state Capitol.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:07:49 CDT

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Royals game on Sunday to include Father’s Day information on prostate cancer http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article24978106.html#storylink=rss It may seem more than a little unorthodox, but one of the greatest gifts a family could give to men on Sunday for Father’s Day is a trip to the doctor for a prostate exam.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:35:27 CDT

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Father’s Day survey shows dads are underappreciated http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article24971470.html#storylink=rss It should come as no surprise that dads for Father’s Day traditionally fall behind moms on Mother’s Day when it comes to people lavishing attention and presents on them on those special occasions.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:03:22 CDT

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Tragedy in Charleston, S.C., in church shooting reminiscent of hate crime last year in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article24857914.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City area last year experienced the kind of horror that people in Charleston, S.C., did Wednesday night when a gunman entered a church and opened fire on people inside.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:08:29 CDT

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Airline industry reverses course on plan to require smaller carry-on bags http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article24854497.html#storylink=rss When consumers scream loudly and long enough about unwanted changes they can have an effect.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:49:54 CDT

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Trump certain to add color to GOP campaign for president http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article24717157.html#storylink=rss Donald J. Trump on Tuesday entered a crowded field of Republicans vying for the GOP’s presidential nomination. People should be happy that he has thrown his hat in the ring.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:41:42 CDT

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Reverence and faith are present in trip to religious site in Medjugorje http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article24653866.html#storylink=rss A vacation cruise last month on the Adriatic and Aegean seas made it possible for me to revisit part of my past. The trip included flights to Moscow and Venice, Italy, and then boarding the Norwegian Jade with stops in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Athens, Greece; Kusadasi and Ephesus, Turkey; and Split, Croatia.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Target, CVS Health deal helps push nonsmoking to new heights http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article24629143.html#storylink=rss For nonsmokers, CVS Health hit another home run when it announced that it is teaming up with Target in a $1.9 billion deal.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:30:43 CDT

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Pope weighs in, albeit ahead of plans, on climate change http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article24627016.html#storylink=rss Pope Francis scored big points with environmentalists with his much anticipated encyclical on climate change.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:07:33 CDT

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Former Spokane NAACP leader adds to confusing issue of race http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article24410554.html#storylink=rss Race has always been one of the most confounding and confusing things in the United States. Most people will readily admit that they can’t figure it out even though it is entangled in just about every aspect of American life.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:21:57 CDT

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Heavy rainfall creates outdoor challenges for area homeowners http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23848027.html#storylink=rss Pity the person who went on vacation for a week or two in May only to return to find a forest where a well-kept lawn once was.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:16:23 CDT

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KC school board makes right choice for interim superintendent http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23765671.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City school board couldn’t have picked a better interim superintendent than Allan Tunis to continue the stability and academic progress that Steve Green forged over four years in the district’s top job.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Airlines targeted in effort to reduce greenhouse gases http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23757103.html#storylink=rss President Barack Obama is right to include the airline industry with power plants and automobiles in efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and global warming.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:28:45 CDT

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Readers share thoughts on voting, Obamacare, Kris Kobach http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23687992.html#storylink=rss June 10, 2015: As I read about efforts in other states to increase the number of registered voters, I am drawn to the fact that more than 90 percent of registered voters in Johnson County chose not to vote in the April election.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23687992.html
Airline passengers to get kicked again with smaller carry-on luggage requirement http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23657083.html#storylink=rss Global airlines need to rethink plans to pinch consumers even more by requiring that they downsize their carry-on luggage.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:49:01 CDT

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Smartphone technology feeds sad selfie culture http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23612077.html#storylink=rss New thoughts and ideas that might have been exchanged go undiscovered because of our turn toward a culture of self. It shouldn’t be a surprise in our 21st-century world, where we have Facebook friends but lack deep, meaningful connections with real people.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Blacks, Latinos make up bulk of unarmed persons killed by police, magazine notes http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23588851.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Diversity Inc., citing a report in the Guardian newspaper, notes that so far this year 464 unarmed persons have been killed by police; 102, or 31.9 percent were black; 15 percent were white; and 25.4 percent were Latinos.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:31:00 CDT

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Post-recession, school funding continues to suffer greatly along with students, teachers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23583001.html#storylink=rss Public schools nationwide have suffered horribly since the Great Recession because of funding cuts. But as the country has recovered, states and the federal government have not put the money back into educating our children.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:32:29 CDT

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Working is a key goal of people with disabilities http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23496778.html#storylink=rss People with disabilities are either overcoming barriers on jobs, seeking more hours at work, preparing for employment or searching for jobs, a new report shows.

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 10:05:00 CDT

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Cyberattacks leave many Americans vulnerable http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article23191467.html#storylink=rss Twenty years ago people would have thought that hacking in China or Russia involved some villager using a hatchet or ax to crudely chop at a tree or branches. My how times have changed.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:16:14 CDT

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