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Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare

Right, Koman. That would be similar to what the GOP are doing.

More similar would to attach an assault weapons ban to this current budget resolution, and threaten to shut down the economy and government if it is not passed.

Not a bad idea, actually, as a starting place for negotiation.

October 3, 2013 at 11:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

More than 100 active, retired faculty, staff support Guth's "right of free speech"

This is a tempest in a teapot.

What Guth tweeted was stupid, not earth-shattering.

This is exactly why Guth tweeted this, to evoke this sort of over reaction. Plus, he apparently is now getting paid without having to do his job, to teach.

Called a win-win. Guth gets publicity (he is a journalism professor after all) and now gets paid without working.

October 3, 2013 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare

Fact: the GOP attached an unrelated issue, defunding the ACA, to the budget resolution. In other words, extortion.

The GOP are squarely to blame for this shutdown. Remove the ACA attachment, which is unrelated to the issue at hand, and this would sail through.

Instead, the GOP want to wage legislative extortion by holding a gun to the head of the economy if the ACA is not defunded.

October 3, 2013 at 9:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Government should govern

We know. You're a libertarian. We're impressed.

October 2, 2013 at 7:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Government should govern

A majority of Congress, the Supreme Court, and a majority of the American people in a presidential election disagree with you.

October 2, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Government should govern

Bull. There is no false equivalency of blame here. The blame falls squarely with the GOP, who attached an unrelated item to defund the ACA to this budget resolution in an attempt of extortion.

October 2, 2013 at 4:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More than 100 active, retired faculty, staff support Guth's "right of free speech"

I assume Susan Wagle will now want all of these professors and staff fired.

October 2, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Government should govern

It is a fact that the GOP attached an unrelated bill, defunding the ACA, to this budget resolution.

In doing so, they hijacked the budget bill and are using it in an extortion tactic to get what they want, defunding the ACA.

This is a shameful perversion of the legislative process on the part of the GOP, this act of legislative extortion.

The blame for this shut down falls squarely at the feet of the GOP. There is no false equivalency blame attached to the democrats in this case.

The GOP are extortionists, trying to force the defunding of a law passed by Congress, validated by the Supreme Court, and affirmed by a presidential election.

October 2, 2013 at 2:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare

The fact is, the GOP attached an unrelated measure, defunding the ACA, to the budget resolution. This is clearly extortion.

Roberts, Moran, and Jenkins all support this tactic of extortion, of attaching an unrelated bill to the spending bill.

Jenkins, Roberts, and Moran are doing great harm to Kansas and the nation through this tactic of extortion.

October 2, 2013 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Endowment provided nearly $120 million to KU in 2013

$130 million to fill 1000 holes in the dyke.

This sounds lie a lot, but most of these expenditures are for very small (< $1million) projects. KU will never move forward until the Endowment tackles some big projects, like new science lab facilities.

Right now, the Endowment is used to fill in maintenance deficiencies caused by lack of state funding.

October 2, 2013 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )