Our long-term success as a city depends on our collective ability to develop our future workforce right here in town. Simply put, the business community has an incentive and obligation to champion education.
We veterans have a unique opportunity to remind our fellow citizens that we’re all in this together. It always feels a bit weird to hear, “Thank you for your service”— because I don’t feel I sacrificed that much.
In a world of increased globalization, radicalization and national tensions, it’s clear that the lessons of the Great War endure to this day. The world today is more like the world of 1914 than it has been for the past 104 years.
More than 160,000 American workers have lost their jobs to offshoring since Trump was elected. And offshoring by companies that are supported by our taxpayer dollars, like Harley-Davidson, is skyrocketing.
Virtually all of the 17 Dodge City complaints to the Election Protection Hotline involved Hispanic voters being given provisional ballots. This is the natural outgrowth of the culture Kris Kobach has created.
He ran as a reformer and was able to attract a new and younger breed of public-spirited individuals to his office. I may have been the youngest at 26. Like Danforth, most of his appointees were in their 30s.
For many rural counties that don’t have the tax base to fund their jail operations, the state’s reimbursement policy acts as a financial incentive to send someone to prison when there’s no public safety basis.
When I heard the story of Arla Harrell — a Missouri World War II veteran intentionally exposed to mustard gas by our government and then denied his VA benefits — I wasn’t about to let partisanship get in the way.
President Donald Trump’s choice of the highly partisan and clearly biased Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh shows that politics are a major part of all three branches of our government. Term limits can help.
Twice as many women are running for governor this year than any other year in U.S. history. Only 39 women have ever served as governor. In Kansas, Democratic nominee Laura Kelly could help that number grow.
How is family separation, inflicting life-long psychological trauma, consistent with your Judeo-Christian ethics and welfare when our economy is so dependent on cheap immigrant labor and we are a nation of immigrants?
We call on all Missouri voters this November to vote yes on Proposition B to raise our state minimum wage, and yes on Amendment 1 to make legislators listen to us — not to big money and powerful lobbyists.
There is nothing fiscally responsible about tying public investments to tax receipts. The belief that the issuer of a currency should operate under the same rules as households and businesses is fundamentally misguided.
Currently, the federal poverty level for a single person is $12,140, while for a family of four with two children, it is $25,100. However, research suggests that, on average, an income equal to about two times the federal poverty threshold is needed to meet Americans’ most basic needs — $24,280 for a single person and $50,200 for a family of four.