No one will be in a better spot to win the governor’s seat than Kris Kobach, unless he wants to waits for a U.S. Senate run. The Kansas secretary of state since 2011 has enormous statewide name identification. Not only that, but he has considerable name recognition and a following nationally because of his crusade against illegal immigration. Money would pour into his campaign from all over Kansas and all over America.
On the overall view of the Kansas economy and the budget, Nick Jordan and columnist Steve Rose sharply disagree. Even when they largely agree on the same set of facts, Jordan presents a picture that is pretty rosy, while Rose see things as very bleak.
As executive director of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission, Brian Newby appears to have helped increase voter restrictions. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach aided in clamping down on voters.
If misery loves company, Kansas has company. When he was governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, who recently unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president, must have read the same playbook that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback read.
Although school funding has been an ongoing issue in Kansas for decades, there was never, ever talk about the Legislature ignoring the highest court in the state. That much, unfortunately, has changed dramatically.
If it’s not too late, I’d like to take a mulligan — a do-over — on a prediction I made in December. My crystal ball, much to my chagrin, said that Donald Trump would not get the nomination, and that Ted Cruz would.
I have a lot of respect for mosquitoes. Many years ago, one of those pesky insects put me in the hospital for several weeks. So mosquitoes really caught my attention recently when our cruise ship docked in Recife, Brazil.
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.