The decision reaffirms that religious people should not be treated as second-class citizens and that religious people and organizations enjoy the ability to fully participate in the life of the community.
Even as Americans hold tremendous respect for the armed forces, American democracy has always demanded public oversight and civilian control of the military. When we lose sight of that principle, trouble usually follows.
The Kansas City area prides itself on being one of the most entrepreneurial regions in the country. Our civic, political, business and philanthropic leaders have all prioritized innovation, technology and new business ideas as key to creating good jobs and a strong economy to power our area’s present and future success.
Members of Congress now share something in common with an increasingly large percentage of the American people: exposure to public violence. They stand alongside the rest of us in our knowledge that this violence by its very nature seeks to spread its devastation until it has been exhausted.
My father, Curtis McClinton, who once played for the Kansas City Chiefs, is believed to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the result of severe head trauma after multiple blows to the head, causing irreversible brain damage.
To meet the carbon-dioxide emissions targets, the United States would have to significantly cut back its use of traditional energy resources, including oil and natural gas, hurting the economies of many Midwestern and Western states.