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Lawmakers allow concealed carry in Statehouse

It's interesting to see how this country has regressed since the "Regan Revolution". There is no longer any kind of community spirit that transcends the stupidity of those that feel they need to wield power over the rest of us. I suspect most politicians suffer from a inferiority complex and have over compensated in an attempt to feel good about themselves. Yes, it's pop psychology but that doesn't mean it's not factual. Anyway, if you stand back and look at the present condition of Kansas and the rest of the country you see that the corporations have taken over every aspect of our lives. They buy federal and state legislatures, school boards, judges and bombard us with the corporate messaging that most people take for news. It's really pretty pathetic. What do you think our chances of winning any football games are this year?

June 22, 2014 at 10:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republican lawmaker says dispute with Koch lobbyists led to lack of endorsement from Kansas Chamber of Commerce

Thank you Rep.Schwab for bringing to the light of day the way these crooks operate. Obviously most people realize the need for clean energy, real republicans, those that are genuinely conservatives don't need to be afraid of these bullies. Tell the story of what's going on and the people will have your back.

June 17, 2014 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Something’s wrong in Kansas

It's laughable the republicans call themselves "conservatives" they're anything but! Is it conservative to have to pay more to borrow money because of reckless policies that have lowered your bond rating? Is it conservative to put the onus on citizens to provide "papers please" and the infrastructure to enforce such bogus "REGULATIONS" for a non-existent problem? Is it conservative to try to de-incentivize responsible energy policies to combat climate change and not think to the future? Wake up Kansas! They're playing you for suckers all the way to the country club.

May 7, 2014 at 12:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas revenue in April falls sharply below estimates

I believe the citizens of Kansas would do the right thing if they had not been bamboozled with messaging concocted in right wing so called "think tanks" whose job it is to confuse and turn average people against one another. The policies enacted by Brownback have failed on the national level and can be easily debunked by looking historically over the past 30+ years.with stagnant wages and rising inequality..You grow a sustainable economy from the bottom up not the other way around. If you have high taxes on business they will reinvest the profits back in the business to avoid paying taxes at a high rate. This is one of the reason the 1950's were so productive.

May 1, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Perfect storm

check out the 1980 Libertarian party platform where David Koch was running for VP. It's all in black and white. I'm surprised that their real agenda is a surprise to you!

April 16, 2014 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Perfect storm

I think it's fine to defend the Koch brothers and their agenda for the United States. If you are in their camp then you want to eliminate all of the social safety nets including social security,medicare,unemployment insurance. You also want to eliminate the transportation department so you will have to travel on private roads and pay a toll where ever you go. No more public education, pony up or you will be trying to eke out an existence in a country that provides no health care, no welfare of any kind and demonizes you for being poor. Of course no EPA so wholesale poisoning of the environment can go on full tilt boogie. The good news also is that money is now free speech so the Kochs will get to groom and pick candidates nationwide like they just did in a local election in Wisconsin for the school board.. What a country! It really only takes a few minutes to ferret out that the utopia the Kochs are looking for is great when you are a billionaire but no so good for the average joe.

April 14, 2014 at 10:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Public education under attack

Welcome to Kansastan!

April 9, 2014 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Big money buying U.S. democracy

Does anyone really think that without the influence of money in politics that are nation would be on the course it is? We have real problems that mostly could be addressed if not for the special interest of the 1%. Look how we have handled the financial meltdown, the large banks are even larger and the dangers even greater. Look at big oil and the skewed energy policy of this country. Look at subsidizing corporation that take jobs overseas. The commodity market is rigged by allowing banks to own the commodities and manipulate their supply. Look at voter suppression that is based on a bogus non-existent made up problem. Look how the media is in the hands of a few corporations that can peddle whatever serves their interest at the expense of the majority of citizens. Money in politics has crippled this nation and we have become a threat to ourselves and the world.

April 9, 2014 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

House, Senate pass school finance bill; awaiting Brownback's signature

This bill should be a rallying cry to all Kansans that their state has been hijacked (yes, I am aware that they were voted in by misleading the low information voters) and now is being run like a corporate plaything. I think the definition of fascism is when the corporation and state are in cahoots and make all the decisions. All Kansans should be ashamed for voting in a governor and legislature whose world view is more closely aligned with the Taliban than American values.

April 8, 2014 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Why do Koch contributions trigger such scorn?

Who needs the "commons" when you have your own security detail, private jet and so on. It simply comes down to greed pure and simple. Privatize the profits and socialize the collateral damages that their companies wreak upon us!

April 6, 2014 at 11:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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