Too many powerful interests in Kansas are willing to plumb the depths and cut to the bone because their priority is tax cutting, not education. They would sacrifice quality education for their crusade.
The “political middle” in the U.S. House has disappeared. In 1982, there were 344 members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, who were considered moderates. That’s 79 percent. By 2013, moderates had vaporized.
If you, instead of Kris Kobach, were Kansas secretary of state, what would you do about the fact that there are 34,000 Kansans in limbo because they have registered to vote but have not come up with their passports or birth certificates to prove citizenship? I know what I would do.
In November 2016, five of the seven justices of the Kansas Supreme Court will be up for retention. Four of the five could be swept from the bench by a highly politicized, well-funded conservative juggernaut.
A majority of Kansans re-elected Brownback after four years, so they must have liked what he was doing enough to send him back to Topeka. Those voices are rarely heard. In the spirit of fairness, I will attempt to air those favorable views.