Steve Rose

Cuba can prosper under new relation with U.S.

Cuba, situated only 90 miles from the largest economy in the world, could increase its standard of living at a staggering pace, if only the Cuban government would loosen its controls, and if the U.S. would treat Cuba no differently than we treat China.

Steve Rose

More school budget cuts in Kansas would be a travesty

No one expects the Kansas Supreme Court to act swiftly, but there is a growing consensus that the high court will find current state spending for schools to be inadequate. The bitter irony is, even as school districts have been under the gun to just get by — because of cuts since 2009 — the governor and Legislature appear to be on a trajectory to cut millions of dollars from school budgets.

Steve Rose

Few people really understand this muddled budget crisis in Kansas

What is occurring in the state is so confusing, very few understand what’s going on. What everyone should know is the answer to this simple question: When Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature slashed income and business taxes at a magnitude unprecedented in state history, what exactly were they looking to accomplish?

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