Mary Sanchez

Mary Sanchez

Donald Trump’s strongman fantasy is deeply un-American

Donald Trump’s Thursday night address to the Republican National Convention was the most scripted, controlled, practiced and vetted speech from Trump so far. And it dug deeply into a philosophy that is antagonistic to the values our nation was founded upon. Trump showed a disturbing lack of insight and respect for the ideals that are carved in stone at the nation’s landmarks and ingrained into our laws and constitution.

Mary Sanchez

Fear of a female administration? We’ll see

The unsettling reality is that Donald Trump can get elected to the White House by being a jerk. Hillary Clinton cannot. Voters need to like female candidates more than they do male candidates. They can dislike a man running for office and still regard him as qualified and electable.

Mary Sanchez

Gay, lesbian activists take on the gun lobby

What gay activists learned from the AIDS crisis and from the fight for gay marriage is that changing attitudes is as necessary as changing laws. Post-Orlando, expect them to use that knowledge as a guide, to sign up for a long-haul approach to addressing gun violence.

Mary Sanchez

After Orlando, more genuine policy dialogue is needed

Congressional responses to the Orlando shooting massacre aren’t offering much hope for substantial change to keeping guns from such lone wolf attackers. Already embroiled in partisan bickering, they’re setting the nation up to continue not acting on the many red flags the shooter left before the rampage.

Mary Sanchez

Congress must act to save the Central States Pension Fund

Underfunded pension plans will bring financial despair for many seniors. A looming example is the Central States Pension Fund, upon which many Teamsters will or do depend. Treasury officials denied a rescue plan for Central States. The proposal would have slashed the pensions of many retirees but might have kept the plan solvent longer.

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Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury

Reliever Luke Hochevar was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday. He has shown signs of Thoracic outlet syndrome, a neurogenic condition that causes numbness in the fingers.
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Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury 0:52

Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury

Royals offense was quiet again in 3-2 loss to the Rangers 1:01

Royals offense was quiet again in 3-2 loss to the Rangers

Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president 0:58

Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president

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Lee's Summit police seeking vehicle break-in suspect