dannylandulf (Daniel Kennamore)

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Opinion: What happened? America’s political axis tilted

I don't agree this shows a fundamental shift in American politics.

There have always been neo-nazis, fascists and racists in this country. The difference is over the last decade the GOP has gone out of their way to fan those flames for partisan gain. What they got with Trump was the embodiment of that fervor taking over the party when they thought they could always control it.

Thankfully we had an intelligent and charismatic democrat in Obama that was able to get enough excitement on the left to overcome that trend...but for a variety of reasons Clinton couldn't get out the base like he did.

Trump election has been a wake-up call, though. I suggest we wait to see how the Democrats fair in 2018 before proclaiming a national paradigm shift.

September 20, 2017 at 4:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: What happened? America’s political axis tilted

Except, it hasn't.

A lot of states have literal laws to prevent their state's electors from voting against the vote results of their state.

If ever there was a case for the EC to serve its actual purpose of voting against the will of the popular vote to prevent an unhinged madman from becoming president...it was this election. And yet, there were only two electors pledged to Trump that broke faith.

If it's not fulfilling it's purpose, why exactly are we keeping this archaic system in place?

September 20, 2017 at 4:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

You're missing a key difference between this case and your example.

The person being harassed are legally required to attend school...they have no choice in the matter.

As such, the school as a responsibility to provide a environment that is safe not only physically but emotionally for these students.

If you didn't like the posters of someone who disagreed with you at a protest, you are free to just walk away.

The standard for 'the line' of what constitutes bullying must be must stricter in schools because of this.

September 20, 2017 at 4:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tyson puts chicken plant on hold, citing commission's withdrawal of bond support

Ah, NIMBYism at it's finest.

This is also a microcosm of why blue-collar workers in the rust belt are beyond hopeless.

"We want jobs!....wait...not THOSE jobs!"

September 19, 2017 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

White nationalist posters found on Kansas State campus

No, it literally says the exact opposite.

Read what it actually says:

"It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black"

The 'call on black to love black...' etc section is literally a definition of nationalism. They are saying they are moving beyond that because nationalism is bad.

Their guiding principles page lists the value of community, inclusion and working to correct the wrongs within our institutions...not break away from them.

I'm honestly wondering if you know what the word 'nationalism' means at this point.

September 14, 2017 at 6:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

White nationalist posters found on Kansas State campus

They link to an alt right and white nationalist sites.

Nice whataboutism though.

September 14, 2017 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

White nationalist posters found on Kansas State campus

Brock,

How does your quoted section in any way prove your point? It says they are literally the opposite of nationalists.

September 14, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump's immigration decision brings protesters to downtown Lawrence

The Constitution give the president the authority to write EO's that have the full effect of law. This has been upheld by the SCOTUS multiple times.

You can't just undo a couple centuries of precedent because you don't like something.

If it's unconstitutional, it would have been struck down by the courts.

September 8, 2017 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump's immigration decision brings protesters to downtown Lawrence

Show me where the SCOTUS ruled it as unconstitutional.

September 8, 2017 at 11:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump's immigration decision brings protesters to downtown Lawrence

Anyone can start the ball rolling on court challenges.

The fact that the SCOTUS hasn't struck it down in the years since it was signed should clue you in on the fact that your interpretation of how executive orders work is wrong.

September 8, 2017 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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