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.
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.
In a motion that calls to mind one of the more defamatory names that Trump supporters have been called — deplorables — the defense team for three men accused of domestic terrorism are seeking Trump voters for the jury. Heck of a way to find some leniency for men who plotted to murder Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kan.
Gentlemen, this is not a moment to mansplain or to assert that men are unfairly under attack. In the wake of a stunning number of powerful men falling to sexual harassment charges, the best reply is to listen, learn and vow to do better.
An episode of the miniseries “The Long Road Home” retells the story of Tomas Young, a soldier from Kansas City. After his spinal cord was severed in a firefight in Iraq, Young used the last 10 years of his life to fight against unjust wars.
Encouraging and training conservative pastors to run for public office is a goal of the American Renewal Project. On Thursday, the controversial evangelical group will meet in Kansas City, with Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley slotted as a special guest.
Famed First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams sounds the alarm as President Donald Trump Tweets about disloyal journalists and a Texas sheriff threatens arrest for a profanity-laced anti-Trump message on a truck.
Dauntarius Williams defaced his own car with racist graffiti. K-State officials likely are breathing a sigh of relief that the act of vandalism was a fraud, but that doesn’t negate the need to tackle racial issues.
The scandalous and possibly criminal behavior of film producer Harvey Weinstein has ignited unnecessary pushback against non-disclosure agreements, which the Hollywood mogul used to silence his victims.
Now is a crucial moment in the long-standing relationship between Mexico and the U.S. Unfortunately, with President Donald Trump setting the tone, the goodwill gestures will most likely come more from the southern side of the border.
"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 Books, but the stories are true, dire and grim. They're written by teenagers in the Youth Ambassador program, including Perez, who penned her story when she was 17 years old and living under the same roof as a crack addict her mother had married. The book, a pro bono project of the advertising and marketing company VML, will be introduced to Kansas City civic leaders at a dinner Tuesday. The Youth Ambassador program promotes youth development and addresses social and academic challenges for underserved teenagers.
Tammy LjungbladThe Kansas City Star
Teen writes about living at home with the crack addict her mother married
An ice storm shut down KC Streetcar throughout Tuesday
Olathe mother in custody battle jailed after attempted murder of her three children