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Letter to the editor: Twitter presidency

In this case, I agree with the majority of the letter. The President should not be tweeting, period. It's dangerous and unprofessional. I don't agree that the EC should overturn the election, though I'd much rather have some other Republican in the WH.

I really don't think this has anything to do w/the media. He's a salesman, and he's still selling vis a vis his current tour. I have to tell you, I really want to be hopeful about having all three branches of government lean conservative, but I'd be remiss if I didn't say I had some modest level of concern here.

December 9, 2016 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coalition calls for partial reversal of Brownback tax cuts; seeks hike in gasoline tax

No worries. And actually, looking at the chart, it looks like fourth worst in the nation, maybe it got updated since you posted?

You did hit the nail spot on. Nikki Haley did it right in South Carolina, multiple tax cuts that were done gradually. W/o something to invest in, or a reason to put the windfall back into the economy, the economic windfall isn't used properly.

If the governor had gradually instituted these cuts instead of a big economic shock, we may not be having this conversation about a budget deficit.

December 9, 2016 at 8:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bob Dole lobbied Trump campaign, GOP on behalf of Taiwan

Trump obviously wants a much tougher stand against China. It doesn't look like the lobbying effort sent any money to his campaign, which is good. I don't think Dole was a 'trusted advisor' so to speak. Seems like he was on the outside trying to facilitate meetings and connections. Really when you think about it, we trade w/Taiwan, sell them military equipment, and do everything to treat them as a sovereign nation except leader to leader talks and Taiwan is not in the UN. I know Chinese think differently, can't think like a Westerner while putting yourself in their shoes, but he's probably setting a stage for a firmer stance w/them. Just my guess.

December 8, 2016 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Maybe instead you could have said, "Not my first choice." That might have been funny.

December 8, 2016 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coalition calls for partial reversal of Brownback tax cuts; seeks hike in gasoline tax

The entirety of this conversation has revolved around the budget deficit. My understanding is that the KS unemployment rate is about 3.9%, or it was a couple of months ago, below the national average. What's KS' labor participation rate, what's our number of manufacturing and agricultural jobs, that also needs to be considered here. Not defending the budget deficit, and tax code probably needs re-wickering to eliminate it. But if KS has had higher job growth than the nation as a whole, that does need to be considered.

December 8, 2016 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bob Dole lobbied Trump campaign, GOP on behalf of Taiwan

News bulletin: Former politicians become lobbyists. Republican & Democrat. You'd spend all day excoriating former Congressmen, Senators, and Cabinet officials.

The one thing I learned is that Bob Dole has a very scary looking nose. Add some red paint and you've got the Red Skull.

December 7, 2016 at 2:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Rural vs. urban

Hopefully you will have better luck than I did, George.

December 5, 2016 at 3:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Rural vs. urban

Because Lawrence will always be my second home and I love KU.

My comment was agnostic to this discussion board or political spectrum. You see it everywhere regardless of the political leaning of the publication. We've been going at it for over a year, yet not one of us has convinced anyone else of anything. So what's the point of it all?

I'm tired of posting, thought I could come back but it's really pointless. I'll suffice myself to reading the articles. If you see a point to all of this, by all means enlighten us.

December 5, 2016 at 3:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Rural vs. urban

Why do I even bother, Barb.

December 5, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The birds and bees of ferns: KU professor's research proves mainstream science textbooks wrong

He's creating too much controversy. He should just leaf it be, lest the problem take root and branch out. Stop sewing seeds of doubt.

December 5, 2016 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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