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.
Just look across the state line, BNIM. You may lose the ambiance of a renovated old warehouse in the Crossroads neighborhoods, but surely there is a place where you would fit just fine, with the tax incentives and all the other advantages of locating in Johnson County.
On Wednesday, the state was given temporary custody of Odalis Sharp’s children because of abuse allegations. The action came three months after the family performed for armed occupiers at an Oregon wildlife refuge. Sharp spoke with The Star after the hearing.
Judy L. Thomasjthomas@kcstar.com
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