Steve Rose

Upon further review, Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick has a point about state employees

"“Government employees produce nothing. They’re a net consumer," Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick recently said of state employees. Op-ed columnist Steve Rose writes: "I have little doubt Ray Merrick thinks state government is too big and can be shrunk further. But I do not believe Merrick is as callous as he came across in the newspaper interview."

Steve Rose

Call me a RINO and hear me roar for Paul Davis for Kansas governor

“To some conservative Republicans, any deviation from the party line is treason. That makes it a cult, not a political party. Only cults demand blind loyalty to its leaders, no matter what,” writes op-ed columnist Steve Rose, who is breaking ranks with the Republican Party and supporting Democrat Paul Davis for Kansas governor.

Steve Rose

Ed Eilert fits the bill as Johnson County chairman

“If you wanted to do a national search for the best Johnson County chairman in the land, here’s what the posting might say, and here is how Ed Eilert — my pick for the commission chair on Nov. 4 — would measure up,” op-ed columnist Steve Rose writes.

Steve Rose

Let’s send Kris Kobach to political oblivion

“Of all the politicians I have covered in over four decades, starting with a campaign trip with Richard Nixon in 1968, I have never run across a meaner, nastier, more egomaniacal politician than Kris Kobach,” op-ed columnist Steve Rose writes. “… Kris Kobach must be stopped, and stopped now, before we find him in an even more powerful position to ply his diabolical schemes.”

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