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Opinion: Cruel lesson likely first of many

To paraphrase so many of the above:
"Fifty-three percent of us re-elected a (half) black President, therefore racism no longer exists, and should no longer be discussed."
Yeah. It would be nice if it were true.

February 25, 2013 at 1:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Will Obama Abandon Eastern Europe?

...or even better, what governments are these "Russia-friendly groups" theoretically trying to replace, and more importantly, why? Just to aggravate Americans?

Okay, sorry. Done and off to bed, will promise not to think about how people could wax nostalgic for 1962.

April 20, 2012 at 7:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Will Obama Abandon Eastern Europe?

>>>"Would Putin interpret an Obama "retreat" from eastern Europe as an opening to try to help Russia friendly groups in eastern Europe replace their governments with governments friendly to Russia"?

sorry for the obvious question, but... who are the "Russia-friendly groups" here?

April 20, 2012 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Will Obama Abandon Eastern Europe?

Wow. I would be hard-pressed to find anyone in Kiev who even considers such things when talking about relations with Russia. About the only concern is Russia's influence on the price of gas; there's not much talk of 20th-century cold war politics. How does one arrive at the conclusion that President Obama would be charged with treason? Why did I waste three minutes of my life reading this, and an additional four responding to it?

April 20, 2012 at 7:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County investigators identify body of Lawrence man found near railroad tracks

I only wish Toby could have known how much he helped me, just by being his open and engaging self. The world needs more like him, and I wish he were still here.

April 20, 2012 at 6:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Personal responsibility out of style

Cal writes: "Ron Paul’s answer, [...We’ve given up on this whole concept that we might take care of ourselves and assume responsibility for ourselves. Our neighbors, our friends, our churches would do it. This whole idea, that’s the reason the cost is so high. ... We have lack of competition. There’s no competition in medicine. Everybody is protected by licensing,] might prove itself to be the ultimate in compassion."

The question Ron Paul was asked was whether or not we should let this hypothetical person die.

What Cal should have said (were he interested in the truth, instead of dodging & deflecting) was that Ron Paul's (non)-answer is Cal's definition of compassion.

September 16, 2011 at 12:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Federal government pledges more money to $31.5-million health insurance program Gov. Brownback rejected

"This is a huge victory for business and should spark great optimism."

Great! And no new taxes? Now the "job creators" will start hiring like mad?
Yeah, keep drinking that tea.

August 12, 2011 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas likely to enact health care 'freedom' law

And you be sure to feel free to move to another country if you don't like the United States...
all of them.

May 24, 2011 at 11:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obama blends realism, humanitarianism

Indeed, the whole "teleprompter" noise is a red herring.
President Obama at least knows what he wants to say, and thinks about it.
Equating a teleprompter with a dull mind is disingenuous. See below:
I seriously doubt anyone will find such an item in the Dubya library.

March 30, 2011 at 10:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House votes to ban smoking in state casinos

I'm a smoker, and no fan of the ban, but I'm really really glad that they made this consistent. The hypocrisy of the exception during the original debate was galling: "businesses won't suffer (but we want to protect our business)" and "we're protecting workers (except where our own interests are involved)." Disgusting. As much stupidity as passes for legislation these days, the House has won a bit of my respect with this.

March 23, 2011 at 10:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )