Kropotkin (Frank Smith)

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ACLU: Two-thirds of new Kansas voter registrations on hold

Actually, the only two of which I'm familiar were a couple of friends of and campaign contributors to Derek Schmidt from Independence, who voted for McCain in '08 both in Kansas and Green Valley, Arizona. Kobach didn't prosecute them: The feds did.

April 27, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

ACLU: Two-thirds of new Kansas voter registrations on hold

Actually, it is difficult. Kobach's whole purpose is to disenfranchise as many students, women, minorities, poor people and frequent movers as possible. The more hurdles he throws up before them, the easier it will be for the Koch stooges to win elections. It's not that the hurdles are insurmountable: It's that the more difficult he makes it for targeted voting applicants who should be able to vote, the more unlikely that people will be willing to put up jumping over those hurdles and will just forego their participation in the electoral system. Kobach's, Brownback's and the Kochs' ideal is to have all elections decided by well-off white males, just as the framers of the Constitution literally intended.

April 26, 2016 at 11:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program

Wow! Scary! Especially the short ones with bows in their hair. Keep allert!

April 26, 2016 at 8:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program

Oh, rats. You would bring up the Law. Now I can't make comparisons.

April 26, 2016 at 8:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program

Thank you Steve. We'll let Senator Senile worry about aliens and Ebola and ISIS. (That's all he was programmed to remember.)

April 26, 2016 at 8:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program

Yes. They could also potentially be space aliens, gone off the reservation at Area 51!!!

April 26, 2016 at 8:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program

She's worried about monsters. Under the bed. Can't be too careful. I hope she leaves the light on.

April 26, 2016 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Republicans hold to hard-right stance; ACLU and League of Women Voters 'communists,' Kobach says

Kobach gets crazier all the time. He's on a mission to keep all minorities, students and the poor from voting. Kansas Republicans have rejected democracy and have returned to the 18th Century notion that only white landowners should have the electoral franchise.

February 25, 2016 at 12:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sens. Roberts and Moran explain signing letter to Iran

Groseclose's work was utter, amateurish crap:

...The authors also display a remarkable ignorance of previous work on the subject of media bias. In their section titled "Some Previous Studies of Media Bias," they name only three studies that address the issue at more than a theoretical level. All three studies are, to put it kindly, questionable...

Although the authors seem completely unaware of it, in reality there have been dozens of rigorous quantitative studies on media bias and hundreds of studies that address the issue in some way. One place the authors might have looked had they chosen to conduct an actual literature review would have been a 2000 meta-analysis published in the Journal of Communication (the flagship journal of the International Communication Association, the premier association of media scholars). The abstract of the study, titled "Media bias in presidential elections: a meta-analysis," reads as follows:

A meta-analysis considered 59 quantitative studies containing data concerned with partisan media bias in presidential election campaigns since 1948. Types of bias considered were gatekeeping bias, which is the preference for selecting stories from one party or the other; coverage bias, which considers the relative amounts of coverage each party receives; and statement bias, which focuses on the favorability of coverage toward one party or the other. On the whole, no significant biases were found for the newspaper industry. Biases in newsmagazines were virtually zero as well. However, meta-analysis of studies of television network news showed small, measurable, but probably insubstantial coverage and statement biases.

March 29, 2015 at 10:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sens. Roberts and Moran explain signing letter to Iran

Commies under your bed, Kevin?

Call your mommy. Have her leave the lights on.

March 29, 2015 at 9:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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