<![CDATA[Mary Sanchez News | 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 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Can Bernie Sanders win the African-American vote? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article58587343.html#storylink=rss He could challenge Hillary Clinton for black voters’ support

Messages about income inequality, its roots and measures to rectify it are Sanders’ forte

Influential voices, such as Cornel West, have already endorsed Sanders

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:42:04 CST

Google Fiber rollout put spotlight on KC's vision to provide access for all http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article58325308.html#storylink=rss Federal program ConnectHome will bring free or reduced cost Internet service to public housing

In initial Google Fiber rollout, the term digital divide became associated with Kansas City’s racial divide

Now, our innovation to bridge digital divide is helping lead federal program

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:25:30 CST

Solving homelessness takes more than just providing shelter; it takes understanding http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article57825373.html#storylink=rss National Point in Time count of the homeless took place last week

Vickie Riddle of Homeless Services Coalition of Greater KC participated

Homeless people need better access to public transportation, affordable housing and jobs

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:06:09 CST

How Donald Trump trumped Fox News’ Roger Ailes and won http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article57327568.html#storylink=rss Candidate counts on the allure of strength — his own

No-show at GOP debate upstages GOP kingmaker Roger Ailes

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:36:59 CST

Tim Wolfe’s letter shows a university leader who did not lead and resigned out of fear http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article56950948.html#storylink=rss A “confidential” letter from Tim Wolfe is made public

Wolfe details his stalled negotiations for severance pay

Letter reveals Wolfe resigned due to fear of outside protesters coming to MU

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:36:12 CST

Why is earnings tax necessary? Just look at dilapidated Kansas City of 1963 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article56554968.html#storylink=rss The earnings tax was first approved in 1963

Residents knew the city needed the money to spur growth and fund improvements

It’s a necessary shared cost for people who live or work in KC

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:57:09 CST

Poisoning Flint’s water: Political contempt in action http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article56093555.html#storylink=rss The water in Flint, Mich., was contaminated with lead

Health impacts on children exposed to lead are irreversible

Warnings of danger were disregarded

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:52:49 CST

Dear Mark Bedell: As KC’s choice for superintendent, here’s what you need to know http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article55738190.html#storylink=rss He should know our divisive history and about “Kansas City nice”

His success will lie in tapping the city’s potential

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:07:46 CST

Who said it: Donald Trump or Sarah Palin? (take our quiz) http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article55648300.html#storylink=rss Sarah Palin, former Republican vice presidential candidate, endorsed Donald Trump

Take our short quiz to test your Trump and Palin IQ

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:46:29 CST

Cuban migrants get unfair advantage over other Latinos http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article54903545.html#storylink=rss Thousands of Cubans are expected to enter the U.S. through the southern border in coming months

People fear that generous migration rules for Cubans will end as U.S.-Cuba relations normalize

Sen. Marco Rubio is among those seeking an end to abuse of Cold War era rules

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:58:34 CST

To fight crime in KC, no issue is too small, from trash bag limits to broken windows http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article54595875.html#storylink=rss The body of a 42-year-old mother was stuffed into a bag and dumped

Many attended the first meeting of the Citizens Task Force on Violence

Residents in the crowd talked of setting higher bail, prevalence of guns

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 20:15:20 CST

Using kid gloves for homegrown extremists is part of U.S. strategy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article53753480.html#storylink=rss Anti-government groups like the people in the Oregon standoff are on the rise

Federal agents are wisely careful not to provoke violence

Definition of who qualifies as a homegrown terrorist is in flux

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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:02:56 CST

If Missouri legislators pick off Melissa Click, it’s not a win for education http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article53399455.html#storylink=rss Student protests last fall at Mizzou raised multiple serious issues

Assistant professor Melissa Click raised ire by blocking reporters’ access

Missouri Republican legislators want her fired, but is that the best way to help students?

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Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:39:32 CST

New Missouri legislation seeks more data on police bias, but numbers don’t fix problems http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article53060455.html#storylink=rss The Fair and Impartial Policing Act will be unveiled Tuesday

It seeks to expand the reporting requirements to include pedestrian stops

But to effectively deal with bias, police must deal with moments of interaction

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:51:56 CST

Trump should think twice about picking on Bill Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article52410155.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump better up his game to go after Bill Clinton

Despite dalliances, Clinton’s record on women’s issues is very good

Women voters expect far more than Trump’s brand of bluster

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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 23:23:03 CST

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz won’t be able to reverse U.S. overture to Cuba http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article51405030.html#storylink=rss Obama wants to normalize relations with Cuba

Business interests, especially in agriculture, are eager to invest

Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz expected to lead pushback

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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:38:59 CST

Lax gun laws, KC’s homicide rates show how black lives don’t matter to Missouri’s politicians http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article51000170.html#storylink=rss Kansas City marked its 106th homicide victime over the weekend

In NYT story, Mayor Sly James likened city’s killing rate to a “slow-motion mass murder”

In passing looser gun control laws, Missouri’s legislators show they value white, rural voters

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Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:51:22 CST

Metal detectors stand in for real action on gun violence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article50377575.html#storylink=rss Disney theme parks add metal detectors

Toy guns are no longer sold in some parks

Public accepting of the precaution

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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 19:26:47 CST

Let’s value student-athletes, at MU and all colleges, more as students than athletes http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article50174040.html#storylink=rss Missouri bill threatening to pull players’ scholarships has been withdrawn

Bill’s sponsor, Rep. Rick Brattin of Harrisonville, said he wants to continue debate

Let’s center debate around how we treat these student-athletes as business, but not people

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:27:25 CST

‘Chi-Raq’ by Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott of KU is painful to watch because the pain is real http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article49834820.html#storylink=rss The film by Spike Lee was co-written with KU film professor Kevin Willmott

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should own his city’s deadly reputation

Chance the Rapper slammed the film, but his father is Emanuel’s chief of staff

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:24:56 CST

Want less terrorism? Start by learning more about it http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article49271825.html#storylink=rss Study tracked the social media recruitment of 71 people arrested for crimes related to support of the Islamic State

Fewer attempted travel overseas to join the Islamic State

Those attracted to radical ideology fit no single profile

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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:39:31 CST

If you support Donald Trump, you might as well support ISIS http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article48711785.html#storylink=rss Candidate and his supporters are dangerous for America

Supporting outright bans on all Muslims feeds into ISIS propaganda

Fellow GOP candidates need to educate their constituency

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19:00:09 CST

Mary Sanchez: Unfettered access to guns, ammo is a deadly problem in America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article47986720.html#storylink=rss No-fly terror suspects can still legally buy firearms

GOP Senators block proposal day after San Bernardino killings

Majority of Americans not gunowners but mass shootings spur sales

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Fri, 04 Dec 2015 12:58:08 CST

The federal government’s little-known pension heist http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article46574270.html#storylink=rss Pensions of some retired Teamsters could be cut as much as 60 percent

It used to be illegal to slice into the earned pensions of workers

A 2014 law allows some underfunded pensions to break bargains with retirees

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:51:21 CST

In face of refugee crisis, will we repeat the injustice of 1942? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article45676194.html#storylink=rss Minoru Yasui fought for an apology and reparations for internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII

A daughter and two granddaughters of Yasui live in Kansas City

Yasui family horrified that history is being repeated in treatment of Syrian refugees

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:49:25 CST

On Syrian refugee issue, politicians should not stoke fear http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article45425799.html#storylink=rss Missouri Rep. Mike Moon showed his ignorance on issue

Current vetting process for Syrian refugees takes up to 2 years

Politicians should allay fears of constituents

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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 20:30:36 CST

Mary Sanchez: By focusing their protests, KU students can be vocal and effective http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article45137799.html#storylink=rss University of Kansas student group Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk has made good points

A major concern is who will direct the university’s Office of Multicultural Affairs

When it comes to diversity, corporate culture shows what works, and what doesn’t

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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:50:05 CST

Bob Dole remains a lot wiser than his fellow Republicans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article44581323.html#storylink=rss He endorsed Jeb Bush for the GOP presidential nomination

Despite his age of 92, Dole may be more in touch with Americans than younger candidates are

Time and patience are on the side of reasonable candidates

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:53:46 CST

MU student activism is strong, and that’s a good thing http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article44321151.html#storylink=rss MU students can be idealistic, reactive and incredibly self-focused

Active groups include Young Americans for Liberty, an NAACP chapter

Campuses are dynamic, and colleges should listen to students’ needs and input

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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:31:11 CST

MU upheaval means more chaos ahead http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article43919925.html#storylink=rss There should be a thorough vetting, not gloating from the fallout

Students who protested may face backlash

What to do with the demands by students?

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Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:20:17 CST