Columnist Robert Reich writes that taxes enable states to invest their people. The University of California, anchored by its Berkeley campus, pictured here, is the best system of public higher education in America.
Columnist Robert Reich writes that taxes enable states to invest their people. The University of California, anchored by its Berkeley campus, pictured here, is the best system of public higher education in America. File photo by Eric Risberg The Associated Press
Columnist Robert Reich writes that taxes enable states to invest their people. The University of California, anchored by its Berkeley campus, pictured here, is the best system of public higher education in America. File photo by Eric Risberg The Associated Press

Why are Kansas and Texas doing so badly, and California so well?

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  • Alley-oops, 3-pointers and a rivalry renewed: Highlights from Kansas win over Missouri

    The University of Kansas men's basketball teams defeated Missouri 93-87 in an exhibition game Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Called the “Showdown for Relief,” the game raised money to aid victims of recent hurricanes that hit the Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.