<![CDATA[As I See It News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:08:11 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:08:11 CDT As I See It 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Don Loncasty: Once again for the Kansas City Chorale, the thrill of the Grammys http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article59342848.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Chorale, a 24-voice professional chorus, is heading back to Los Angeles for the Grammys

There’s the thrill of the crowd, the thrill of winning and the thrill of representing our city

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:29:58 CST

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Gov. Sam Brownback: The facts are clear on the Kansas economy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article58695033.html#storylink=rss The Kansas economy is far better off than it was before

A record number of Kansans are working today

The recent changes in Kansas income tax policy deserve substantial credit

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Eric Rosen: Real life horrors link past and present and echo ‘never again’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article57982033.html#storylink=rss An act of anti-Semitic gun violence in Overland Park led to a stage revival of “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Our own present is unfortunately resonant with the brief moment of Anne Frank’s life

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:58:20 CST

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Steve Howe: A juvenile justice bill in Kansas has big problems http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article57389028.html#storylink=rss Prospective legislation in Kansas is opposed by prosecutors and police

It would limit the ability to move violent juvenile offenders to adult court

It would reduce sentences for serious crimes

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Corbin: Don’t be hoodwinked by Iowa’s Feb. 1 presidential caucus http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article56658703.html#storylink=rss Many people question whether Iowa deserves to be first in the presidential selection process

Voter participation rates should determine the order of state primaries and caucuses

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:22:49 CST

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Rebecca Haessig: Kansas City district should decentralize and set the schools free http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article55509550.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City district’s new master plan doesn’t go far enough to save its schools

Decision making should be transferred from the central office to individual schools

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:35:07 CST

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Andrew Johnson: Kansas City’s own Steven Avery is still in prison http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article54973530.html#storylink=rss The Netflix series “Making a Murderer” raises questions about the justice system

Kansas City has witnessed a case that has echoes of that series

Bryan Sheppard, convicted in the killing of six KC firefighters, remains in prison while other suspects have never been charged

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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 08:00:00 CST

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Kristin Wing: Mentoring welfare recipients offers insight into poverty http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article54338070.html#storylink=rss Domestic violence, homelessness for families with children are among the challenges

Bad check writing issues also become difficult problems

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:15:47 CST

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Rev. Cynthia Meyer: Time to end LGBTQ discrimination in Methodist church http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article53192460.html#storylink=rss United Methodist Church’s General Conference in May will consider same-sex marriage

The church has lost countless members and leaders by not valuing sacred worth in all

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Andrew B. Wilson: St. Louis football stadium deal is bad for Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article52618155.html#storylink=rss Frederic Bastiat, the great 19th century economist, calls it “legal plunder”

Stadium cost of keeping Rams is too high

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:52:38 CST

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Michael Rowland: My brother posed a danger, but he could still legally purchase guns http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article52084545.html#storylink=rss Brother had spent a year in VA mental hospital

But he could still purchase guns legally

Don’t blame politicians for not achieving the impossible

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Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:10:26 CST

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Radu Teodorescu: Mental health system, underfunded and overcrowded, fails http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article51160370.html#storylink=rss A hospital psychiatrist describes a mental health system beset by problems, exacerbated during the holidays

He asks Gov. Sam Brownback, “When did intolerance and indifference become the embodiment of our politics?”

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:19:25 CST

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Katie Hollcraft: Colleges should join efforts to end sex trafficking http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article50586775.html#storylink=rss People should report to the FBI any signs of sex traffickers

Benedictine College can join efforts

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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:43:40 CST

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Eric Zahnd: Encryption in mobile phones threatens us all http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article49921405.html#storylink=rss President Obama called for tech companies to make it harder for terrorists to hide behind technology

But Apple and Google are making it much easier for future terrorists to avoid detection

Tech companies, or Congress, must act quickly to fix encryption problem

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:12:44 CST

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Daisy Duarte: Alzheimer’s stole my mom’s memories and mine are next http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article48689925.html#storylink=rss Like my mother, I’ve inherited my family’s Alzheimer’s gene

The number of Latinos with the disease is growing greatly

Congress has a chance to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:34:44 CST

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Donna K. Ginther: Cuts proposed in research funding to hurt Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article48077395.html#storylink=rss National Science Foundation and Census Bureau targeted

Census Bureau data are indispensable for drawing political districts

National Science Foundation benefited local universities

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Sun, 06 Dec 2015 08:00:00 CST

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Zach Tucker: Paris conference sets stage for businesses to lead on climate http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article47428690.html#storylink=rss Countries aren’t the only ones taking action

Recently, more than 80 corporations pledged to cut carbon pollution and support a strong outcome in Paris

It’s good policy and it’s good business

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Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:00:00 CST

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Nadia Schroeder: Dear Gov. Sam Brownback, let me tell you about Syrian refugees http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article46309855.html#storylink=rss What the Syrian refugees want us to know

Refugees need the generosity of Kansas

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:18:36 CST

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Mike McGraw: Mizzou can do more to honor pioneering black journalist Lucile Bluford http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article45679200.html#storylink=rss Lucile Bluford battled racism at University of Missouri

School of Journalism has opportunity to honor her

One idea: Find good ways to help more black students become journalists

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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 09:00:00 CST By Mike McGraw

Hale Center for Journalism

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Sol Koenigsberg: Skywalk Memorial helps survivors live with memories http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article45270813.html#storylink=rss Trauma caused by Hyatt skywalk collapse had lasting impact

Memorial for victims and first responders dedicated last week

A way to move forward

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:41:25 CST

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Nathan Hansen: After the Army, there’s trouble and treatment for veterans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article44100840.html#storylink=rss How does a nation treat its troubled veterans?

A veteran’s semi-autobiographical book delves into mental health, hospitalization

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Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:46:46 CST

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Mayor Sly James: Ask presidential candidates about their plans for gun safety http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article43579194.html#storylink=rss Missouri refuses common-sense gun safety measures

Gun safety must be part of campaigns

Hillary Clinton’s bold plan

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 05:00:00 CST

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Seth LaBean: Champions! I never imagined that Royals day would come http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article42740523.html#storylink=rss I thought our season was over after the bottom of the seventh inning of ALDS Game 4 in Houston

My baseball fandom has been defined by losing

But now the Royals have given us something to celebrate

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:27:57 CST

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Gov. Jay Nixon: Let’s work together to pass comprehensive ethics reform http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article41558457.html#storylink=rss Missouri’s ethics laws are the weakest in the nation

This broken system is an embarrassment to our state and an affront to our citizens, and it must be fixed

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Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:36:40 CDT

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Felix Revello: Industrial-scale farms hurt rural areas, taxpayers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article41239980.html#storylink=rss Agriculture Department wants clear definition of family farmer

Millions of dollars, livelihood of rural America at stake

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Jim Wanser: Some institutions divest property in neighborhoods http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article40512525.html#storylink=rss Some institutions in midtown Kansas City are rethinking their ownership of residential properties

Returning houses to single-family usage strengthens neighborhoods

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:24:39 CDT

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Camden Hanzlick-Burton: Why teachers — like me — left Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article38992908.html#storylink=rss At least one Missouri district tried to tempt teachers to cross the state line

Budget cuts and political threats to schools and teachers have taken their toll

I wondered what parts of my teaching might be considered objectionable

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Kevin Elmer: Ethics reform in the Missouri Capitol starts with me http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article38413482.html#storylink=rss A sense of responsibility varies among lawmakers

Voters should express their expectations of candidate behavior

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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:00:00 CDT

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H.C. Palmer: Conference will highlight a deeply hidden wound http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article38001096.html#storylink=rss Veteran suicides occur about once every hour

An invisible wound so many veterans carry is called moral injury

National conference Oct. 28-31 in KC will focus on this injury

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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:46:32 CDT

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Jonathan Weiner: Immortality and the 2016 campaign http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article36967344.html#storylink=rss Zoltan Istvan is the presidential hopeful from the newly formed Transhumanist Party

Istvan’s platform is simple: We should all live forever

I won’t be getting on his Immortality Bus

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:35:21 CDT

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