Bill Graves and Nancy Kassebaum were once very popular among GOP voters, with approval ratings that exceeded 70 percent. Today, the conservative base would likely disparage the moderate Republicans as RINOs.
The rise of Kris Kobach, Republican candidate for Kansas governor, serves as a reminder of former Gov. Sam Brownback’s good qualities. His tax experiment was a disaster, but Brownback is a compassionate man.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, like so many Republicans, has gotten off track by trying to please President Donald Trump. The Kansas congressman has become an unwitting accomplice to Trump’s irresponsible behavior.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder faces a tough race against Sharice Davids in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District. Will voters in Johnson and Wyandotte counties reject a Republican incumbent for an unknown Democrat?
James seems to have a bad habit of unveiling bold plans almost single-handedly, only to discover he forgot to get critical input first. Such was the case with the proposed privatization of a new single-terminal airport.
Donald Trump knew something about the nature of his most committed supporters that most of us probably dismissed as bluster. Warning: Kansans should heed than Trump lesson when measuring the prospects of Kris Kobach for governor.
“Why don’t they just leave Trump alone?” asked a nice lady I recently overheard, when asked about Paul Manafort — whom she had never heard of. It’s a reminder that the vast majority of Americans are tuned out.
Greg Orman’s independent candidacy for Kansas governor could hurt Democrat Laura Kelly and virtually hand the race to Republican Kris Kobach. Orman and Kelly should forge an agreement now to ensure that Kobach doesn’t win.
After the departure of Sam Brownback, who was perhaps the most unpopular governor in Kansas history, Democrats are pouncing on what they see as a widespread revulsion with past Republican Party leadership.
Rep. Kevin Yoder has blazed a trail for himself from the time he was elected student body president at KU in the late ‘90s He was a liberal back then. After law school, Yoder was elected as a state representative.
Will Gov. Jeff Colyer or Kris Kobach win the Republican primary for Kansas governor? Can anyone beat Laura Kelly in the Democratic gubernatorial primary? Steve Rose makes his predictions for the Aug. 7 elections.
The story of a U.S. doctor on the run in Mexico illustrates what would happen if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Criminalizing abortions would simply drive them underground, as has occurred before.
Josh Svaty, a Democrat who leans pro-life, declared that as Kansas governor, he would veto new restrictions on women’s reproductive rights. Then, he really pulled off a shocker by naming a fervent supporter of abortion rights as his running mate.
If the Kansas Supreme Court adapts or encourages anything like a $2 billion increase in state school spending, Kansas taxpayers could go crazy. That could lead to radical reactions, such as passage of an unthinkable constitutional amendment.
In Prairie Village, quaint Cape Cod-style homes are being replaced by new, larger houses. Plenty of struggling urban neighborhoods would be happy to have this problem, but not everyone in Prairie Village likes these “monster homes.”
The future of the 6,000 Sprint employees in Overland Park is up in the air. If a merger with T-Mobile is approved, some staff will remain at Sprint’s campus, others could relocate to Seattle; and some positions will be eliminated.