<![CDATA[Steve Paul News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:57 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:57 CDT Steve Paul 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Steve Paul: Midtown housing is on an urban upswing http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article60087046.html#storylink=rss MAC Properties sparked a residential revival in midtown Kansas City

Its plans for a commercial development at Armour and Troost and new apartments on Main will add to the current boom

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:35:26 CST

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Steve Paul: Is the plan to renovate KCI really over? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article58650763.html#storylink=rss After consultants dismiss idea of a major renovation, KC must still face the question: Build new or expand the old?

A bold plan should be based on smart decision making and the city’s statement about itself

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:40:45 CST

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Steve Paul: This is the man who would be president http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article57290528.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump’s verbal fisticuffs could be absolutely calculated to push people’s buttons

Or: Is a loose cannon really the man you want to be president?

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:30:43 CST

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Steve Paul: From freak week in Iowa to what? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article56110895.html#storylink=rss The Sarah Palin appearance for Donald Trump in Iowa enhances its caucus image as a freak show

At least we have New Hampshire to look forward to

But, really, the GOP remains in a struggle for the party’s soul

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:58:19 CST

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Steve Paul: One victory, one loss for historic preservation and the city’s fabric http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article54524015.html#storylink=rss Historic preservation fight leads to financing solution to save midtown KC apartments

Four buildings were earlier slated for demolition

But Country Club Plaza is slated to lose a modest and locally authentic row of buildings

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:50:45 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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Steve Paul: Heed the Paiute in this conflict over Oregon land http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article53786890.html#storylink=rss The history of the American West is one of regretful conflict

Occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge ought to go home

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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:00:32 CST

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Steve Paul: Dangers ahead along with some easily predictable sublime moments http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article52534460.html#storylink=rss It’s a columnist’s folly to peer ahead with any certainty

I’m relatively new to the task, but my wild predictions in this wholly unpredictable climate seem to make as much sense — or nonsense — as anyone else’s

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:18:23 CST

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Steve Paul: GOP scribes sharpen their attack against Donald Trump http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article51492960.html#storylink=rss Conservative scribes, seeing ruination ahead, are taking their whacks at Trump

Not a single outrageous thing spewing out of the mean man’s mouth has dented his leading-man status

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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:55:16 CST

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Steve Paul: Wish list for KC includes mo’ mo for midtown http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article50508530.html#storylink=rss I can think of one or two things I’d put on Kansas City’s wish list

Very good developments are stirring in midtown; let’s have more

How about some sanity and real guidance on development, incentives and the city’s needs?

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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:23:59 CST

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Steve Paul: Kansas City development battle puts an unfortunate squeeze on BNIM http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article48867975.html#storylink=rss The architecture firm has a tight deadline, and its principals are under pressure to respond to an issue beyond its control

BNIM, unfortunately, has become collateral damage in the new civic battle over taxpayer-supported economic development

Can a deal be worked out to keep the firm in Kansas City’s urban core?

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:19:31 CST

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Steve Paul: There’s nothing simple about the story of race and rebellion at MU http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article44107635.html#storylink=rss Campus protest and its results have super-charged the post-Ferguson atmosphere

Chalk another one up for the complicated and fractured state of Missouri

Conversations on diversity, journalism and social progress should dominate the school’s future

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Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:14:07 CST

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Steve Paul: Blue is the color of civic joy and harmony http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article43276407.html#storylink=rss Last Sunday night, after Lorenzo Cain walked in the top of the ninth inning, everybody knew the Royals would triumph

And nobody knew what a sight we would behold on Tuesday when a joyous mass of humanity painted the streets of Kansas City blue

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Fri, 06 Nov 2015 02:15:00 CST

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Steve Paul: How cities are making it new http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article41985996.html#storylink=rss All ambitious cities want to grow and prosper and be cool enough to attract young people

Ways to enliven public spaces, invest in infrastructure and modernize utilities were discussed at a conference in Kansas City

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:59:00 CDT

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Steve Paul: Ernest Hemingway’s letters include hints of Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article41468733.html#storylink=rss A third volume of Hemingway’s letters spans the late 1920s, including an extended visit to Kansas City

“This is a nice town with some good guys”

With a novel almost finished and a baby born here, the writer reveals himself in numerous letters

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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:48:23 CDT

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Steve Paul: Perceiving the world through economics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article41219520.html#storylink=rss John Taylor, an economist who served four presidents, believes it’s past time for the Federal Reserve to “renormalize” interest rates

Taylor’s talk in Kansas City punctuated a good week for the “dismal science” of economics

Nobel laureate Angus Deaton presents a digestible view of inequality in the U.S. and around the world

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:44:47 CDT

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Steve Paul: Three projects on the horizon can make Kansas City better http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article39480945.html#storylink=rss Developments large and small could boost the city’s image

Baseball academy will create a fan base and develop talent

An airport and a celebration of children’s books would be gateways

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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:44:34 CDT

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Steve Paul: Vegas debate could better define Hillary Clinton’s campaign http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article38405907.html#storylink=rss With Joe Biden waiting in the wings, Hillary Clinton must dominate

Bernie Sanders and three others will make their national debuts

Voters want to hear straight talk on economic issues

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Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:35:14 CDT

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Steve Paul: On the verge of an ownership change, Plaza’s chief reflects on its upward momentum http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article37397640.html#storylink=rss Highwoods Properties official says the Plaza has never been better

Company will press its concerns about the city’s new Midtown/Plaza planning document

Will a new owner care about the district’s history and character?

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:43:46 CDT

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U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver has good words for John Boehner, laments the GOP tone http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article36834393.html#storylink=rss Democratic U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver laments the looming resignation of House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner, he told The Kansas City Star’s editorial board on Monday, was an old school politician who was willing to seek compromise to get results.

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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:33:46 CDT

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A fan’s notes emerge as the anxious season peaks http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article36602448.html#storylink=rss I’ll admit it: I left Wednesday night’s Royals game at Kauffman Stadium before it was over. It was the ninth inning. Relief pitcher Luke Hochevar had gone to a full count with three straight batters and let the third get on base. I had another one of those feelings that we’ve had so often in this crazy baseball September.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:59:57 CDT

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Kansas City’s Crossroads district aims to retain its artistic vision http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article35728899.html#storylink=rss The best strategy for the Crossroads and the city is to ensure that the district maintains its foundational creative DNA. Those who want to live, work and play there should find a way to support one another. This is how the city is selling itself these days to the outside world — as a place built on art.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:13:05 CDT

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Listen for the ‘tremendous,’ the ‘terrific’ and the ‘energy’ in Trump’s debate performance on Wednesday http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article35315676.html#storylink=rss If nothing else, Donald Trump offers an exercise in salesmanship. He’ll toss out a billowing cloud of words and before you know it, half the house is nodding its collective head in agreement. Nevermind that the word cloud had little of real meaning or substance, just a puff of catchy slogans about making America great again and tossing aside the idiots who are leading us to ruin.

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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:43:56 CDT

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As the murder case of a neo-Nazi ends, let’s begin the healing http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article34911843.html#storylink=rss The formal sentencing of a neo-Nazi killer is scheduled for Nov. 10 in the Johnson County courtroom of Judge Kelly Ryan. Presuming that the patient and soft-spoken judge will uphold last week’s jury decision to put the odious murderer to death, the next chapter in the troubling case will then begin.

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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:51:51 CDT

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A city planning episode serves to make a point http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article34093197.html#storylink=rss When the Kansas City Council took up an ordinance last month to establish an urban renewal plan for the East Crossroads area, Quinton Lucas, one of nine new members, spent a couple of minutes to announce his opposition. The plan was shortsighted, he’d concluded.

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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:06:57 CDT

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A digital city emerges, but the path is unclear http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article32637729.html#storylink=rss As a wired city, Kansas City has been learning from places like Barcelona and Amsterdam. It has set baselines for other metro areas that are becoming wired for high-speed service. Yet it could easily fall behind. It’s not just speed that counts.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:21:38 CDT

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Here’s more evidence that Donald Trump is wrong about everything http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article32080869.html#storylink=rss To listen to Donald Trump over the last couple of months — and how could you miss him? — is to come to the conclusion that he’s wrong on just about everything. The latest piece of evidence: the stock market swoon in Shanghai and around the world.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:34:53 CDT

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Art school’s Tony Jones embraces golden moment http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article31723761.html#storylink=rss It didn’t take Tony Jones long to figure out a distinct problem facing the Kansas City Art Institute, which he had been recruited to lead last winter as interim president. The institution’s profile failed to register among the general public despite its rich history and the global accomplishments of its faculty and alums.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:03:45 CDT

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Kansas City’s investment in public art has grown http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article30447891.html#storylink=rss A new assessment of Kansas City’s public art projects finds that 38 works add up to assets valued at $20 million. Several works, especially those by top-tier, nationally known artists, have at least doubled in value since their installation.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:34:05 CDT

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