MJCinOPK (Melissa Carlson)


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Kansas Chamber poll: Taxes, school administration spending too high

"We need to keep plowing ahead, and our business community is telling us that," O'Neal said.

My 90-year-old dad had farming and ranching relatives who thought he didn't work because he had a desk and clean clothes. This O'Neal line is backward in both word choice and mindset. If Kansas is going to keep up with the rest of the world, the KS Chamber must support homegrown and educated workers. If not, we may as well be plowing by hand.

January 8, 2014 at 9:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kassebaum: Davis will need moderate Republicans in campaign against Brownback

It will take hard work and good communication skills between groups that are a bit rusty, but it is statistically possible. I am convinced that Paul Davis will win.

Paul listens to Kansans. He knows our state Constitution inside and out, and he'll play fair. Brownback rewrites rules to win points for a few rich guys. Kansans don't care for cheaters.

We're going to ban Brownback for life.

August 12, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach's proof of citizenship proposal lives again

In addition to bankrupting small towns, there is the further cost associated with the rise in hate crimes wherever he goes (source, SPLC). Peace of mind has no dollar value, but I think it's a steep price to pay.

March 23, 2012 at 10:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach's proof of citizenship proposal lives again

Hey, Dems even read what they write into law. Still chuckling over Rep. Ward proposing and passing wording that negated the R's bill and R's getting steamed.

March 23, 2012 at 10:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Democrats seek to end corporate personhood

Wrong on both points:
Unions will never win on the same field as mega corporations. Union fundraising doesn't even come close to the special interest money from Koch or Coke, In the first nine months of 2011, Super PACs spent at least $12.9 million to influence candidates and constituents.
Negating the Citizens United decision with a Constitutional Amendment is in EVERONE'S interest, regardless of party. In fact, isn't ridding Washington of special interests a rallying cry for the Tea Party?
If you want your voice to be heard, if you support Democracy, you should join the move to Amend 2012.

March 22, 2012 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Partisan appearance

Just to be clear, Kobach's immediate predecessor was Democrat Chris Biggs. At a campaign debate, Kobach compared writing severe anti-immigrant laws for the hate group FAIR to Biggs' banjo playing. Hmmmm....
I believe SoS Ron Thornburgh stepped down with a year left in his term so that a Dem could run as an incumbent. He knew Kobach didn't want the work that came with the office, that KK had a politicized agenda unrelated to registering businesses and safeguarding elections.

March 14, 2012 at 3:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Parkinson says no more cuts to education

2:33!!! I hope I'm not too late.
I want to know if the Governor will either run or endorse endorse a young fresh face for the race against Brownback.
Kansas has talent. The Dem leadership just isn't recognizing it.

December 17, 2009 at 2:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )