We are called to decide whether to affirm our nation’s promises, and thus validate the faith and sacrifice of families like the Khans, or whether to burn it all to ash in the fire of our own anger and fear.
Any reasonable Republican presidential contender other than Trump probably would be beating Clinton handily. Any reasonable Democratic contender other than Clinton probably would be beating Trump handily. Take your pick, and take your chances.
The reason Moscow favors Donald Trump isn’t some conspiracy. It’s simply that Vladimir Putin dislikes Hillary Clinton, while Trump’s combination of international ignorance and catastrophic policies would benefit Putin.
If you think a crisis of national identity can be addressed with targeted tax credits, you are living in a different century. This convention is about establishing trust between you and voters, and restoring optimism that we can thrive in the modern economy.
The candidate repeatedly and vehemently denies any racism, and he has deleted some offensive tweets. Yet for more than four decades, Trump has been associated with racial discrimination or bigoted comments about minorities.
Americans always seem to believe that crime is increasing, even when it is in fact dropping rapidly. We’ll find out in November how many people are determined to live in a nightmare of their own imagining.
Contrary to perceptions, not only has violent crime been in decline, but the number of police fatalities also has been falling steadily for decadesAnd Kansas isn’t doing as well as Rex Sinquefield would have you think
If Trump could be trusted to simply serve as a kind of corporate motivational speaker for the country, I might board the Trump train. But can anyone say with confidence that Trump has the discipline to do anything of the sort?
We are seeing an almost pathological determination to portray politicians and their programs as being equally good or equally bad. Trump benefits from the determination to find balance where none exists.
When the Rio Olympics get underway on August 5, all concerns about the host city's readiness will shift to the athletes themselves. The states of Missouri and Kansas will be represented with nearly 50 US and foreign athletes connected in various ways to the state or schools therein.
Madeleine PtacinThe Kansas City Star
9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio
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