Faith-based organizations have served vulnerable children in Kansas since the mid-19th century. They do not have any new agenda. They do not seek special treatment. They do not impose their beliefs or practices on anyone.
This political game of blocking appointments is dangerous. In the past, secretary of state nominees have received bipartisan support during their confirmation hearings. It is time for us to work together, across party lines.
Expansion of KanCare, the Medicaid program that provides health insurance to low-income individuals, is about people and not politics. It is about making sure we do whatever we can to keep our families, friends and neighbors healthy.
We pay a fair wage not just because it’s the right thing to do for the people who work for us, but because it’s good for our business overall. Paying a decent wage has brought us dedicated employees and low turnover rates.
Duckworth may have made that rule change look easy (bipartisan and without dissent, folks!), and clearly most humans can’t expect to bring a newborn to work. But one thing this crystallizes: It’s too hard to be a working parent in America.
Schools are working with fewer resources in Kansas City. But a diverse school district can outperform affluent, predominately white school districts. And I offer as proof my alma mater: Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Ill.
Responsible governmental leaders, businessmen, and private citizens are actively making the investments and initiating the changes that will make the goal of Paris — a carbon-free economy by around 2050 — a reality in our daily lives.
it’s a little ironic that students’ act of civil disobedience, however small, has been ordered, shaped, packaged and handled by the adults in charge. And teachers, who try to help kids understand the world, don’t really get a voice.
In the nearly 10 years since its founding, the anti-recidivism effort has dramatically reduced the recidivism rate for men and women who voluntarily participate in the program and are considered high risk for returning to prison.
Groups such as Moms Demand Action and Everytown For Gun Safety have been working hard for years to get other adults involved in promoting safer gun laws. But are the rest of the adults in our country doing enough to demand change?
The same government that is seeking to take away someone’s liberty is also required by the Constitution to provide that individual with an effective counsel. But that oftentimes doesn’t happen because of the lack of available public defenders.
Latinos make up 17 percent of the U.S. population, but represent less than 8 percent of the participants in National Institutes of Health clinical trials. Scientists at KU need data from healthy older adults to advance our understanding.
For a small business, the effects of a cyberattack can be devastating. Operating with less capital and fewer resources than their larger counterparts, most small businesses are not equipped to deal with the fallout if a breach occurs.
In our internet-driven age, the idea of mailing costs as a limiting factor is ridiculous. Yet, our national legislature insisted long into the digital age that CRS reports can only be obtained by requesting one from a member of Congress.
“Ambition is a good servant, but a bad master,” goes the wise old saying. Being able to decipher the difference is a critical skill of a leader. I am disheartened that Greitens has not heeded the calls for his resignation.
If he is guilty, Trump’s options are few, yet clear. He has to hope there is no meaningful revelation, and in the meantime work to undermine, cover up or obscure any attempt to expose it. This is exactly what he is doing.
The Kansas Legislature right now is considering a bill that would allow a government contractor providing child placement services to decline any qualified prospective parents who don’t align with the contractor’s religious beliefs.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement that exposed pervasive sexual harassment in nearly every industry, the pay gap is another reminder that more work must be done to combat discrimination and ensure equity and opportunity for all women.