<![CDATA[Mary Sanchez | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:29 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:29 CDT Mary Sanchez 60 Can Pope Francis reconcile Catholics to the church hierarchy? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article19386807.html#storylink=rss Pope Francis’ visit later this year to the United States will offer an opportunity for the pontiff to speak more directly to still-suffering victims of the long-running sex abuse scandal.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:43:41 CDT

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Details of sexual assault case offer a chilling realization http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article19303779.html#storylink=rss For people who think of rapists as strangers attacking a woman they don’t know, a Kansas City case involving alcohol and an attack — along with horrifying video evidence — should give pause.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:00 CDT

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After the resignation of Bishop Finn, the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese needs a humble leader http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article19181085.html#storylink=rss The resignation of Bishop Robert Finn opens the door to reconciliation for the local diocese, for the victims of sex abuse, for the many good priests and for the patient parishioners who never wavered in their faith.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:26:39 CDT

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By falsifying test scores, educators robbed their students http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article18767874.html#storylink=rss Atlanta isn’t alone among public school districts that have been accused of questionable gains in student achievement in recent years. The scandals are raising questions about the pressure being put on schools over standardized testing.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:46:40 CDT

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Gender pay equity bill could make employers smarter about what they pay women http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article18726486.html#storylink=rss Women are used to incremental gains for their gender, sometimes painstakingly glacial. But efforts to establish best-practice guidelines for addressing gender pay equity are slowly gathering support in Missouri through the legislature.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:52:38 CDT

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Overland Park bike plan puts smarts into city planning http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article18534452.html#storylink=rss Smart cities can invest in making their residents healthier and more active through small changes. Overland Park took a step in that direction this week by approving a plan for adding cycling lanes to some thoroughfares in the city.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:58:34 CDT

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In the Boston Marathon bombing trial, justice has been done http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article18184145.html#storylink=rss The conviction of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should put to rest politically tinged arguments over whether or not civilian courts should handle terrorism cases.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:09:35 CDT

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KC anti-violence campaign aims to plug hole by looking at parolees http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article17988143.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City No Violence Alliance, or KC NoVa, hopes to head off violent crime by meeting with criminals before they’re released from prison, offering them support to change their ways. It should help.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:36:46 CDT

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Fight against capital punishment finds porn publisher Larry Flynt on the right side http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article17797859.html#storylink=rss Missourians opposed to the death penalty just gained a legal ally, Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt. America’s most famous publisher of porn is fighting for a basic right of all Missourians: the right to know what the government is doing on your behalf with your tax dollars.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:24:11 CDT

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McDonald’s raise is much less than meets the eye http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article17319986.html#storylink=rss A wage bump for some McDonald’s workers only underscores that the problem of stagnant wages, for low-wage workers and those further up the pay scale, goes far beyond McDonald’s.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:09:05 CDT

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Benefits show that food is much more than a meal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article17240186.html#storylink=rss Food as nourishment for the mind, body and spirit is a recurring theme of late at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, this week through famed Spanish chef Ferran Adriá and later this month through the Latin-themed fundraiser Comida.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:46:03 CDT

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Woe to the one who raises the issue of racism in the Kansas Legislature http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article17053673.html#storylink=rss Rep. Valdenia Winn of Wyandotte County has been a professor of history for 42 years. Now she faces censure by her fellow legislators after her strongly worded testimony in March on a bill that would negatively affect immigrant children.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:53:44 CDT

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At a time when our military is crucial, fewer of us serve http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article16482299.html#storylink=rss Few Americans, less than one percent, are actively enrolled in the military, a result of cutbacks in recruitment and other factors. That’s far lower than in previous generations, and yet our role globally is not diminishing.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:48:14 CDT

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Technology, customer demand will solve the Uber dilemma http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article16430141.html#storylink=rss The biggest hurdle between the shared economy and City Hall isn’t one of fees and regulation, it’s attitudes about who and what constitutes a business.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:36:55 CDT

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A plea for justice in Mexico http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article16204682.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:19:25 CDT

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Is Starbucks making you uncomfortable talking about race? Good! http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article15463694.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:45:24 CDT

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Children of immigrants should never be political pawns http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article15401225.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:14:31 CDT

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Punish the bullies in the Kansas Legislature before they wreck our schools http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article15099005.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:47:24 CDT

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New shooting in Ferguson sets the right wing shrieking http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article14005496.html#storylink=rss Far too many people see Ferguson as a zero sum proposition, as if valuing black lives devalues blue lives. The simple-mindedness is astounding.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:12:24 CDT

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Funding for libraries is becoming more important, not less http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article13870346.html#storylink=rss Librarians and some of their most fervent patrons — teenagers — plan to bite back at stalled spending on public libraries around Missouri. Two busloads of teenagers, many out of school for spring break, will be in the Kansas City group descending on the state capitol to meet with local representatives and to protest through a rally.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:47:39 CDT

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Missouri chamber fights the idea of even looking at gender pay inequity http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article13251767.html#storylink=rss Women in Missouri make 71 cents to every dollar that men earn when they work full time and year-round. Efforts to better understand, and possibly rectify, pay differences between men and women are running into confounding opposition from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:35:40 CDT

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Offer better jobs and schools, instead of lectures on marriage, to poor families http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article12741893.html#storylink=rss The 50th anniversary of a landmark — and flawed — report from Daniel Patrick Moynihan on black poverty gives us a chance to focus on the real source of the problem.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:08:54 CST

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The problem in Ferguson is its police — period http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article12720860.html#storylink=rss If you want to know what institutional racism looks like, Ferguson is a perfect case study. Bedrock principles of policing, the constitutional necessities of reasonable suspicion and probable cause, were often cast to the winds.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:50:40 CST

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‘Angels in America’ reminds us that a crisis passed could come again http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article12325130.html#storylink=rss The tragic death rates of AIDS in the 1980s are in the past. But young people today can be too cavalier about the dangers of HIV infection.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:59:16 CST By MARY SANCHEZ

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Candidate’s suicide holds up an unflattering mirror to our politics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article11364416.html#storylink=rss The suicide death of Missouri auditor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich shines a light on an ugly reality. A candidate could be undercut in some circles by the insinuation that he is not a Christian. In 2015, sad to say, there are still people in my home state and 49 other states who would not vote for a candidate because he or she is Jewish.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:31:15 CST

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We need to cross color lines and talk candidly about race http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article11273120.html#storylink=rss Creating opportunities to talk honestly about race is difficult. But a new series of online documentaries titled “Your Fellow Americans,” a project of KCPT, is a good starting point.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:24:26 CST

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Look at school discipline data with an eye for detail http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article11103425.html#storylink=rss What passes for expulsion-worthy in one school district may be tolerated as mere unruliness in another. But that raises thorny questions when kids of one race are more likely to get the boot.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:14:40 CST

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Packing heat on campus: What could go wrong? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article10770377.html#storylink=rss While much of America has finally begun to face the complexities of reducing the number of sexual assaults on college campuses through real action and honest conversations, this is what the gun lobby has been cooking up: the nonsense argument that sexual assaults of young women on college campuses can be stopped by arming coeds with guns.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:16:20 CST

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Immigration battles, for Kansas or the country, are far from over or simple http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article10556627.html#storylink=rss Some politicians, such as Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, like to score points battling the federal government on immigration. They should be careful not to declare victory too early.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:27:22 CST

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Sam Brownback, a desperate and failing governor, turns to homophobia http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article10038470.html#storylink=rss Kansans, perhaps more than citizens of any other state, know how discrimination targeted at homosexuals looks when it is flaunted on a national media platform. We faced it for years. The now deceased Rev. Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka paraded his hatred toward gay people around the globe. The state was ashamed that Phelps’ foolishness germinated in our soil.

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