bear1956 (Randy Leonard)


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Conservatives hold significant power as 2015 session begins

That shouldn't surprise anyone when you realize they're the "do as I say not as I do" party.

January 12, 2015 at 6:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Grand jury investigating loans to Brownback's re-election campaign

Does anyone really think he will face any consequences even if there is an indictment or even a conviction? The GOP have fooled too many people for too long and they are too entrenched in power. We lost what may have been our last hope of a return to anything like a centrist common sense democratic government with the reelection of this fascist regime.

January 9, 2015 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man suggests 'crowdfunding' to fill Kansas budget gap

Gladly, but only if you never use our roads, police, fire departments, water and waste water systems again.

November 13, 2014 at 6:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New revenue numbers show $715 million shortfall through 2016

If you want he government workforce to be more productive then pay them decently and treat with respect and not like second class citizens or slaves. Brownback has destroyed the civil service system, most positions are now be filled as temporary unclassified.
This means they serve at the will of the governor or his cronies. No more merit based system. But the merit based system has been broken for 20 years. Even before Brownback the Republican controlled legislature has devastated the state workforce. Merit increases have not been funded since the 90's. The only raises state employees have received are 5 or 6 cost of living increases that have been half or less than inflation. Brownback is in the process of totally dismantling the state government. You can look forward to more toll roads that cost you 3-4 times more than a road funded by taxes, more privatized services like Kancare to line the pockets of the corrupt company officials, third rate public schools, and etc.

November 11, 2014 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Experience counts

Once again I'll ask why is the Journal-World almost the only newspaper in the state that doesn't get it?

November 2, 2014 at 7 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Brownback strengths include agriculture, education

This is amazing. Nearly every newspaper in the state, including the Topeka Capital-Journal and even the ones in very conservative Western Kansas like Hutchinson, Hays, Scott City, and Wichita have recognized the insanity of the Brownback Administration. All may not have explicitly endorsed Paul Davis, but all have published numerous editorials against Brownback's actions and policies. Yet here in the Lawrence the supposedly liberal hotbed of Kansas our newspaper sings Brownback's praises.

October 19, 2014 at 8:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

4.4 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Kansas

Even the Oklahoma Geological Survey has concluded that the earthquakes there are caused by fracking. People can continue to hide their heads in the sand, but it doesn't change the facts.

October 3, 2014 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Moran to give battle against gridlock ‘one more try’

If he wants to battle grid lock he and his cohorts in the Republican Party should resign.

August 21, 2014 at 8:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: GOP splits threaten Brownback re-election bid

What world are you living in? I can't imagine worse leadership from a governor. Brownback has had some tough competition around the country for worst governor like Scott Walker, Rick Scott, and Rick Synder, but he has run away with the win.

August 16, 2014 at 6:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )