Birth control is the gateway drug to women’s equality. Plan your family — plan your future. When somebody else’s ‘religious freedom’ gets in the way of that maybe it’s time for a ‘Freedom From the Other Guy’s Religion’ amendment. My rights matter. Science and facts matter.
Birth control is the gateway drug to women’s equality. Plan your family — plan your future. When somebody else’s ‘religious freedom’ gets in the way of that it’s time for a ‘Freedom From the Other Guy’s Religion’ amendment.
I tweeted four-letter words expressing my unhappiness at the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling. So what can I do? What can you do? What could we all do if we thought the decision was wrong? Use another four-letter word that does matter — vote.
In Missouri, we have a chance on Aug. 5 to protect all of our family farms by passing Amendment 1. If voters approve it, Missouri will be protecting farms that raise food organically and growers that provide food for local farmers markets.
Abroad, much of the world’s understanding of American values is gleaned from our exported TV/movie culture. When people in other countries see sexual violence in shows like “Criminal Intent” or “Law and Order,” what do they make of us?
The reality is that crony capitalism restricts access to opportunities to all but the well connected and reduces consumer choices. A homegrown brand of crony capitalism was recently highlighted in a lawsuit filed on behalf of 250 independent cabdrivers against Kansas City.
The 1933 Union Station massacre. The 1980 slaying of musician Steve Harvey. The 1988 arson-caused explosion that left six firefighters dead. This special section tells these stories and seven more notorious cases that are also collected in the new book “Kansas City Crime Central” by Monroe Dodd.
Hampton Stevens writes: Medical marijuana is now legal in 21 states. Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational marijuana use. Yet more change is badly needed. Our society is still expending enormous resources to prosecute the pointless war on weed.
Dale Irwin writes: Employees and consumers are learning the hard way these days that they cannot get a job, a loan, a car, a home, a credit card or even a cellphone without unknowingly signing away their Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial.
A man walked up to Mom and without a word slipped $100 into her hand. He smiled into her shocked face and walked out of the store. She doesn’t know who he was. I do. He was all the goodness she’s ever done coming back to her on the moral loop of the universe.
My mom raised three kids, sometimes giving up A for B, and then settling on C but we were happy. Still, I did not comprehend her sacrifices until my wife, Tina, left me with our children to attend a wedding.
Y’all know who I feel bad for? Cliven Bundy. I feel like he needs a black friend. Yeah, I know he’s got that one black bodyguard. But, frankly, that guy’s done a crappy job or Cliven wouldn’t be in so much dang trouble.
A petition was started that received 1,750 signatures to prevent Michelle Obama from speaking. What the heck? Are you kidding me? What’s the problem? Did I mention it’s the first lady? I applaud their activism, but here’s the deal. They created a stir for the four people who wouldn’t get to come to your graduation, and those people aren't exactly crying about it.
Fifty is not the “New 30.” Fifty is the new freakin’ 50. This ain’t no “Hot Mom/Cougar” kind of talk though. I’m not trying to be one of those women so scared of aging they crave the attention of men half their age or stuff themselves into clothes that don’t forgive 50-year-old flesh.
On my farm, genetically modified seeds have cut my use of insecticides and herbicides, saved fuel, saved labor and drastically reduced soil erosion. Those successes have been repeated all across the Corn Belt.
Silas, our son, graduates high school next spring and is knee-deep in campus visits and SAT test prep. As he talks aloud about his own future, we hear his inner conflict: Do I pursue what I love? I’m not even sure what that is, yet. Maybe I should just pick a career that will make me a lot of money.
Even before a single streetcar leaves the station, our city spenders have deemed the project a success. So much so that a $472 million expansion of the streetcar system in Kansas City is proposed for 7.6 more miles. That’s $62 million a mile.
The Brookings Institute calls us “significantly lagging” behind peers and smaller-sized metros in entrepreneurism. Don’t let Kansas City die by backward-looking solutions. Instead let’s thrive because we had vision and the capacity to collectively collaborate.