This election made the Kansas Legislature decidedly more conservative. Governor-elect Laura Kelly and a minority of lawmakers will battle conservative Republicans on school funding, Medicaid expansion and more.
Even though Missouri Republicans, including Eric Greitens, Rod Jetton and John Diehl, have faced scandal after scandal, voters still back the party. That says something about the GOP’s iron grip on the state.
Greg Orman, the independent candidate for Kansas governor, lost badly to Democrat Laura Kelly and Republican Kris Kobach on Election Day. Why? Because Americans prefer the predictability of a two-party choice.
I’m not buying the “Whitaker was appointed to shut down Mueller” commentary. If the president had wanted to avoid testifying, he could have simply directed Rod Rosenstein to direct Mueller not to subpoena him.
There was nothing about him that fit into a neat category. He was an athlete who didn’t really pay much attention to sports. He was outspoken and opinionated, but a convincing argument could change his views.
Fox News has thrived for years by hyping news stories about lefty protesters who overstep boundaries in expressing their views. Vandalism in the form of anarchy symbols is a valued visual at the network.
Bad weather did not stop Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and retired general John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, from attending the ceremony Trump could not make.
The Trump-Yoder axis went much deeper than that one answer. It included voting to repeal Obamacare several times and joining forces to fund the border wall. It went deep enough that Davids saw no reason to talk much.
Things can’t get any worse for Missouri Democrats, who now control only one statewide office. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s loss in Tuesday’s election made clear there’s no easy path for the party to regain power.
Kansas voters said “no way” to Kris Kobach’s nativism and obsession with mostly imaginary voter fraud. Yet they also chose someone to succeed him as secretary of state who said he’d continue Kobach’s legacy.
The American Bar Association unanimously approved a resolution urging governments to guarantee a right to counsel for low-income Americans in civil cases involving “basic human needs,” including housing.
The second season of “The Apprentice,” Trump’s comeback vehicle from the wreckage of his failed casino business, lost much of its audience from the first. The more of Trump, the smaller his audience became.
Many are disturbed about a possible criminal conspiracy with Russia to steal and publish Democratic Party emails. But, of course, it was Nixon who gave us the coverup of the break-in at the Watergate Hotel.
A couple of years ago, an international comparison rated the United States’ as the worst electoral system among long-established democracies, and 47th in the world overall. There are achievable ways to fix it.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri speaks to voters in Harrisonville on Nov. 5. He says the nation's strong economy and decreases in regulation over the past two years would not have happened if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency in 2016.