<![CDATA[Midwest Voices News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:36 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:36 CDT Midwest Voices 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Choices add to confusion of life in America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article74927207.html#storylink=rss Caitlyn Jenner applauded for courage to escape her personal prison

Rachel Dolezal gains notoriety going from white to black

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:05:48 CDT

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Responsibilities accompany U.S. citizenship http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article73422207.html#storylink=rss There are many ways in which individuals can be citizens of the United States.

It’s not too late for those who are eligible to become a citizen in time to vote in November.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:39:02 CDT

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Alzheimer’s disease claims more people and families http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article72133592.html#storylink=rss Everyone with a brain is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

There is no known cause or cure for the disease

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:33:47 CDT

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Topics of race complicate conversations http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article70778552.html#storylink=rss Confusion, embarrassment often surround racial differences

Fear adds to concerns over people who are different

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Charity’s waste impairs trust in nonprofits http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article69520077.html#storylink=rss Wounded Warrior Project creates bad image for nonprofits

The charity extravagantly spent donated dollars intended for veterans

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:20:00 CDT

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Ron Marr: Comparing Donald Trump with Adolph Hitler is way off http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article68297257.html#storylink=rss News media and political pundits damage their credibility with such wild leaps

Such comparisons only benefit Donald Trump’s presidential campaign

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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Molly Fleming: Record-setting filibuster yields hope for state http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article66946547.html#storylink=rss Democrats in state Senate take stand against bill that would make sexual orientation discrimination OK

‘Religious freedom’ bill to go to voters as constitutional amendment

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Lisa Hays: Creating a cohesive Kansas City community http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article65537362.html#storylink=rss Working together, people can overcome the divisions in the Kansas City area

Reliable, dependable public transportation remains an ongoing need

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Mike Pandzik: All doors to success don’t require college http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article64100752.html#storylink=rss Higher education is needed for people wanting to be doctors and lawyers

College often is used as a screening tool for job applications

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Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Kara M. Bollinger: West Side tries to maintain close-knit spirit http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article62760617.html#storylink=rss West Side is a classic Kansas City neighborhood

The community struggles to maintain its appealing character

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 17:15:34 CST

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Laura Herrick: Individuals must confront gun ownership http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article61369087.html#storylink=rss Wife, mother, teacher, driver in every person make different assessments on whether to own a gun

Some carry guns for protection, although accidents can happen with firearms

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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Valerie Sprout: Immigrants endure a long and difficult journey to America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article60105431.html#storylink=rss Kansas City for many isn’t at all like the homelands that refugees left

Many had to flee their countries to escape being killed

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Paul Scianna: Constructive, civil politics benefit the U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article58694208.html#storylink=rss Abraham Lincoln’s words 23 years before the Civil War offer a warning for today

Principled politics, not partisan bickering, can be healthy for the country

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Spencer Hardwick: Kansas City offers fun and opportunities for millennials http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article57344783.html#storylink=rss Leaving Kansas City for careers in big cities is less attractive

Westport, West Bottoms, Crossroads offer great entertainment options

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Diane Bigler: Music as art gives people peace and comfort http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article56123020.html#storylink=rss Music’s origins remain a mystery

People use music to lift their spirits

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Ron Marr: Thinking caps make sense of political noise http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article54967045.html#storylink=rss Political parties do arm-twisting

Many people are easily led by candidates’ TV advertisements

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:30:26 CST

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Meet the Midwest Voices columnists for 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article53812420.html#storylink=rss Nine new (to us) writers and one returnee from 2015 will offer commentary, one each Saturday throughout the year

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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 18:33:00 CST

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Molly Fleming: Tamir Rice’s death exposes racism in the U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article53812600.html#storylink=rss White people need to be outraged over slaying

Action to dismantle bias must occur

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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 18:33:44 CST

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Liz Cook: U.S. weakness in Trump-like overconfidence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article51495285.html#storylink=rss Social media holds part of the blame

People react quickly without forethought

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Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:00:00 CST

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Ike Uri: Students raise safety issues on campuses http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article50520135.html#storylink=rss College student bodies are becoming more diverse

Students of color should feel safe on campuses

Millennials are unfairly labeled as coddled

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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Johnson: Holidays draw families closer to each other http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article49311290.html#storylink=rss Thanksgiving draws family to Plaza lights, feelings of holidays to come

Christmas is filled with music, films, feasts

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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:00:00 CST

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Brooke Palmer: Lose self-focus in helping a friend to heal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article48008325.html#storylink=rss Learning to better care of self takes support of others

Changing habits is necessary to overcome addiction

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Fri, 04 Dec 2015 09:00:00 CST

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Roger C. Williams Jr.: Work is needed to bridge many cultural divides http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article46810330.html#storylink=rss “The Intern” offers lessons in how people in different generations can learn from each other

Fear must be overcome to bridge society’s many divides

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:00:00 CST

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James Byrne: Lincoln set tradition of giving thanks http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article45678753.html#storylink=rss The Pilgrim thanksgiving tradition started in 1621

Thanksgiving Day maintains connection to creator

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:00:00 CST

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Brian Noland: Freedom for all remains on a distant shore http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article44811432.html#storylink=rss People of color are left behind by the poverty

Taking up the white man’s burden

We are marching together, for $15, for a union, for black lives to matter

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 18:12:31 CST

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Rodger Bowman: Royals parade is a great lead-in to the holiday season http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article43502457.html#storylink=rss Royals make winners of people in Kansas City

Excitement is building in the air

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Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:00:00 CST

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Diane Bigler: The U.S. must better serve veterans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article41987862.html#storylink=rss More than a million veterans have no health insurance

The VA is plagued by bureaucracy and leadership challenges

Veterans fight the nation’s wars but are underserved by this country

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Glennie E. Burks: Suicide scars the people it leaves behind http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article41240187.html#storylink=rss The end of a love affair, the birth of a child, the first glance of your bride before she walks down the aisle are all things I have seen men cry over.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Liz Cook: Take shelter from gun violence in the U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article39482346.html#storylink=rss Lessons from Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon

President Barack Obama notes America’s numbness

Don’t be a hero — instead, hide

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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Ike Uri: Wealth disparity in U.S. threatens the American dream http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article38358852.html#storylink=rss Neoliberal economic theory, which dominates current American policy, holds that the market, unencumbered by regulation, is the most efficient allocator of resources. This sort of policy today increasingly benefits the richest members of society.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:40:19 CDT

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