The most breathtaking recent discovery about the works of artist Hieronymus Bosch occurred at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. In late 2015, art historians found a photo in a 2003 Nelson-Atkins catalog of a small painting by Bosch called “The Temptation of St. Anthony.” Last February, Dutch experts flew here and announced their miraculous discovery of the artwork.
The Black Lives Matter campaign has been accused of being a movement fueling division. Perhaps it is merely shining a blistering light on a country already divided. We 30-somethings haven’t had to grapple with division as on this level yet.
Each year on June 1 the Missouri attorney general releases the Vehicle Stops Report, a report card on officers’ stopping minority drivers. The 2015 report documents that for the 16th straight year, minority drivers are disproportionately affected by traffic stops.
Earlier this month when hate and fear took the lives of two black men and five public servants, I called one of my wisest friends because I needed help. I needed help finding balance between a hunger for my friends in the African American community to feel safe and a hunger to sleep through the night, while my husband wears a badge increasingly viewed as a bull’s-eye in this country.
More than 260 people died during the coup attempt in Turkey last weekend. There is still a lot of uncertainty about who led the coup and how it ultimately failed. There have been several coups in Turkish history. But the latest one was 36 years ago, and recently most people had come to believe that the era of coups was over in Turkey. Friday night, it seemed that those dark memories were back.
Honeybee numbers have been in consistent decline since the late 1980s. It was extremely difficult to find the cause of these declines, known as “colony collapse disorder,” because there was not only one factor. Among the changes that have caused honeybee losses are urban expansion, increased use of highly potent pesticides and loss of habitat.
I despise the death and disease caused by tobacco use. My organization, Youth With Vision, works hard to fight tobacco because we want our peers to live long, healthy lives, and we want Kansas City to be as healthy as possible.
In the United States we are in the midst of an extremely severe civil conflict between two of the strongest mentalities in our culture. On one side we have the Main Street mentality and on the other the Liberal Arts/Social Science/Disadvantaged Coalition mentality.
Since Gov. Sam Brownback announced his solution to the state’s budget problem, which includes significant cuts in KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program, there has been a flurry of articles with inaccurate or incomplete information.
I am afraid of the world that I live in because I have come to the realization that when I leave my home there is no guarantee that I will not be shot and killed by someone with a military grade weapon.
The United Kingdom is not the only country that has politicians who veer into nationalism, isolationism and fury. It appears xenophobia is becoming the new normal in world politics. From Europe to the United States, many politicians are acting the same way. Consider Germany.
Kansas leaders claim they think education is an important public service. But as the Kansas Supreme Court recently pointed out, their actions demonstrate the falsity of their claims. The court ruled that the makeshift funding plan approved earlier this year was unconstitutional because it would not provide equal opportunities for students in wealthy and economically challenged districts.
The summer driving season just kicked off with the lowest Memorial Day gas prices since 2005, and AAA says American drivers have saved more than $15 billion this year. It’s good to be the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer.
This month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came to Kansas City and put on a show for the news media, announcing new federal regulations that will essentially eliminate the regulated, short-term lending industry, greatly limiting millions of consumers’ access to a range of credit products — and put me out of business.
Books can change everybody’s lives. This statement might be pertinent for their authors, too. A novel, first published 73 years ago in Turkey, was not popular initially. But almost a decade ago, “Madonna in a Fur Coat” by Sabahattin Ali suddenly caught the public’s attention.
I don’t know who you are but I know you’re out there somewhere. I’ve always wondered whether your name was Daniel. I don’t know why. I just do. My whole life people have told me about how great their dads are, or what great memories they created with them, and I’ve always wondered. I’ve imagined memories we would make together if you were here.
Tragedy follows anti-gun mayors. Their arguments against law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment Rights recite an ideological mantra that if any law protecting law-abiding citizens’ constitutional rights is passed, then “their” cities will be awash in armed criminals and murdered victims — as if they aren’t already.