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Kansas education cuts among largest in the nation

I recommend the entire Huffington Post article. Note the average U.S. teacher salary and average per student outlay. Both are higher than the Kansas figures. There are other facts given here that are of interest. In particular, U.S. spending on education has gone down one per cent. Most countries are spending more. Kansas leads the way..

October 19, 2014 at noon ( | suggest removal )

Kansas efficiency taskforce to meet this week

Is paragraph three a joke?

September 15, 2014 at 9:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republicans call for removal of former legislator from education panel

Why has this article vanished from the Journal World website? It was the lead story on Thursday.

September 12, 2014 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cycle of psychosis: Mental illness gripped woman accused in East Lawrence homicide

There is nothing I can write that improves on those two excellent articles in the Sunday paper about this case and about mental illness in general.

September 2, 2014 at 1:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your turn: Police review should precede new facility

These are troubling figures. There should be some sort of response to them from the city government.

August 20, 2014 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Protesters demonstrate in front of Lawrence Hobby Lobby over company's stance on birth control

The article says she was referring to businesses refusing service to certain individuals on religious grounds. She said those individuals have "rights." The right would Thus be to have equitable access to a business in the public realm.

July 8, 2014 at 6:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Protesters demonstrate in front of Lawrence Hobby Lobby over company's stance on birth control

The issue is what you meant by "there is no right to employer paid birth control." Employer paid birth control is part of the Affordable Care Act. There is a right to benefit from this act. What the senator meant by the "rights of others" is the right to equitable treatment by public businesses.

July 7, 2014 at 8:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Protesters demonstrate in front of Lawrence Hobby Lobby over company's stance on birth control

As The Declaration of Independence explains, rights come from nature, and laws secure those rights. Thus the right to enjoy the law's protection is a derivative right. Hobby Lobby'sright is more indirect and nebulous. This is the more troubling issue, whether a corporation has the rights secured to individuals.

July 7, 2014 at 7:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Protesters demonstrate in front of Lawrence Hobby Lobby over company's stance on birth control

Sen. Francisco said that one right cannot override another right. This is not a use of the word "right" in the strict sense you are using.

July 7, 2014 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Declining Iraq situation reflects poorly on Obama

This rash of unsubstaniated allegations adds nothing to the discussion of foreign policy.

June 14, 2014 at 12:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )