Barbara Bush grieved the loss of a child after her daughter Robin died of leukemia at the age of 3. My mother lost a child as well, Mary Sanchez writes, and she felt a connection with the former first lady.
More than 10 years ago, Kansas Citian Thomas Becker went to Bolivia as a Harvard law student and stumbled upon a massive human rights violation: indigenous victims of military forces that fired on unarmed civilians in a battle over natural gas reserves. The resulting case came to a conclusion this week.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was questioned this week about the Trump administration’s view of police shootings. There is no role for the federal government was her dismissive reply.
Russell Bucklew came within hours of being executed before a stay by the U.S. Supreme Court saved him, for now. Another person, Cheryl Pilate, anxiously awaiting word that night too. She's the attorney who has spent years trying to afford Bucklew a fair process.
Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has canceled an upcoming concert at Visitation Church by Dan Schutte, a renowned composer of church hymns. The decision has upset many parishioners who believe the decision was a response to pressure exerted by an anti-gay website.
Kansas City law firms are being tapped for attorneys willing to volunteer to represent immigrants who are in deportation proceedings. The pro bono work on bond hearings could mean the difference of whether a qualified immigrant could be released for further legal work, or face immediate removal.
The National Rifle Association has become a public pariah since the school shooting in Florida, with corporate sponsors bailing and Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods adopting stricter rules for gun sales.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America organized from a maternal instinct, multiplied by the thousands. On Wednesday, when 17 died in the Florida school shooting, the Kansas chapters came for Topeka legislators.
“He is a small man, but he seems like a fearless giant in his fight for social justice,” said Nicole Raeburn of the University of San Francisco. “Every progressive cause that you can think of, Thomas is there fighting for it.”
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley sullied his own credentials by twisting disdain for the so-called sexual revolution of the 60’s, claiming that a loosening of moral standards led us to the global scourge of human trafficking. History, and common sense, informs us better.
President Donald Trump has emboldened and legitimized people who have twisted views and deplorable records on voting rights, civil rights and basic human rights. Thomas Farr, a nominee for U.S. District Court Judge, and former sheriff Joe Arpaio are two prime examples.
President Donald Trump’s offensive slam to Haitians and Africans, claiming that they hail from “shithole” countries, is merely the latest evidence that he’s a racist. The question is, will Americans allow the president to divide us?
More women than ever are donating to campaigns and considering running for office, and a record 106 women now serve in Congress. That’s still fewer than 20 percent of the seats in Congress, but there’s more to the story than headcounts.
Proposed changes for the civil rights arm of the U.S. Department of Education will upend how the agency currently investigates complaints, tossing aside a broad focus on rooting out systemic problems. This can’t be good for fairness.
Twitter, reacting to public pressure, has begun enforcing its rules against violence-inciting hate speech by suspending the accounts of people associated with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. That won’t slow hate down.
"I sat outside my home and listened to my sister scream for help," wrote Kayla Perez, 21, of Overland Park, who is the author of the first story in a new book, "Welcome to My Neighborhood." It is framed as a children's book, similar to Golden Book