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Kansas to join states allowing concealed guns without permit

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April 14, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to join states allowing concealed guns without permit

Brilliant summation!

April 14, 2015 at 10:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Feel safer?

I'm sure most republicans if the truth be known think this is a very stupid idea. The problem is that republicans have nothing to offer the ordinary citizen in ways to improve their lives; the result is that they have to throw a bone to their most vocal and wacked out supporters. Having been brought up in the 50's and 60's and working in the 70's and 80's this was on no one's radar. There was no clamoring for this type of statue. This is a totally bogus and dangerous maneuver to create a diversion from the fact that Kansan republican are shills for the corporations and have no interest in what is good for everyday Kansans.

April 8, 2015 at 10:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Christian values

First let me say the health care system in the U.S is a complete sham. A friend received a bill for 96K for four days in the hospital after a hip replacement. This charge does not include any doctor fees. There were no complications and the service was sketchy at best. That being said anyone that has been touched by Christ would be guided by the heart. The heart pours out love and compassion especially for the least among us. Any legislator that has any legitimate spiritual awareness would not let thousand go without the ability to seek help in a time of need.
Government is "We The People", looking out for one another, but unfortunately it's now been co-opted by bought politicians who only answer to their donors.

April 6, 2015 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Longtime resident concerned for Kansas

What can you point to as a Brownback achievement that has helped those who are not donors? Of course, nothing whatsoever. The republicans are bought and sold. They hate government but they love the power and perks of their government jobs. The corrosive influence of money has defeated democracy. Do you really think Brownback would of been re-elected if it wasn't for the last minute tsunami of money that poured into the state? At some point the pendulum will swing back the other direction when even the most ardent republicans see the 'emperor has no clothes'.

March 24, 2015 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Democrats look for new direction after 2014 losses

Not bigger government but "We the people government" not 'we the corporation'. Not anti-business but sensible regulation. A stop to privatizing the profits and socializing the clean up, (earthquake anyone). Higher taxes..you bet! In the good ole days in the fifties corporation paid .33 for every dollar in federal taxes, now it's .9. Class warfare you say, yes definitely suppressing the vote would qualify and funding your police dept. on giving bogus tickets to you're citizenry would also fit the bill. Flooding the country with millions from two crank billionaires that want to eliminate social security, medicare and unemployment insurance and public education and public roads etc seems like class welfare to me. You see billionaires don't rely on the 'commons', they essentially have a 'break away civilization' or so they think. Both parties unfortunately are bought and sold with a few exceptions. True conservatism is not what the republicans are selling today, they are simply trying to hang on with all their might to the reins of power and wealth for purely self aggrandizing motives.

March 9, 2015 at 10:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Democrats look for new direction after 2014 losses

Bringing affordable health care to millions is not something to run from. Medicare for all would certainly be a more efficient system and not a giveaway to insurance companies but when public policy is not dictated by rational thought then Obama care is the best you get. Democrats first of all make it abundantly clear that you're not going to take away anyone's guns. Secondly figure out a way to make the lives better for rural citizens that have seen their towns turn into "craphole" towns due to disastrous trade polices that benefit multinationals but outsource American jobs. Come up with creative policies to help farmers and not just mega farmers but small farmers who maybe would like to go to the farmers market and sell raw milk which is done in Springfield Mo. Considering how the republicans have made a mess out of everything they touch it shouldn't be difficult to come up with a winning strategy.

March 8, 2015 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Resilient truth must rise again

To pretend that voter ID laws are anything other than a tactic by the GOP to suppress the democratic vote is laughable and disingenuous. Why spend millions of dollars on a make-believe problem that doesn't exist in the real world? Legislation that imposes burdensome nonsensical restrictions on personal liberty is suppose to be something a real conservative would find odious. However, these are not real conservatives, far from it. They're reactionaries that want a permanent working poor that can provide them with a labor pool that has no choice but to be a wage slave with no voice or dignity.

March 6, 2015 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Koch Industries will donate $2.6 million to Kansas State University

Terrible news. What are the strings attached to this gift? Because Kansas State is a public institution they need to make public if they are required to slant their course material in a certain direction. If donors want to give to a university that's great but not to push a personal agenda. The Koch brothers together pocketed together almost 6 billion alone last year. There influence rivals that of the two major political parties. It won't be long before the United States of America will have to be renamed Kochistan.

March 3, 2015 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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