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Kansas must fix school funding for kids’ sake

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.

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EPA pushing outdated, costly ethanol fuel

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.

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Federal regulations will hurt payday loan operations in U.S.

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.

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A journalist in love with freedom and his madonna

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.

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Girl imagines what her dad would be like this Father’s Day

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.

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Restricting conceal, carry on guns makes cities like KC less safe

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.

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Being transgender means finding a comfort with oneself

There have been a lot of conversations lately where friends or family tell me I’m overbearing, argumentative or explosive. In those moments, I breathe deeply and tell myself: Transgender existence is transgender resistance. I understand I can be difficult some days as a transgender woman who daily struggles with gender dysphoria.

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Is Turkey still a model country?

When I tell someone I am from Turkey, they immediately ask me, “Hey, what is wrong with your country?” Almost 10 years ago Turkey was a dazzling country in the eyes of its allies. It also was the only secular Muslim government that had tried to engage with the European Union. But the same allies discern that Turkey is becoming ruled by one man instead of being a decent democracy.

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