Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt defended the more than $8 million that his office has spent on outside legal counsel. “We’ve managed the available resources very effectively,” Schmidt told the Topeka Capital-Journal. Schmidt’s Democratic opponent, A.J. Kotich, has criticized the spending and said that, if elected, he would have staff attorneys handle more of such work.
As the governor of Missouri called out the National Guard to finish what Ferguson’s armed-for-combat police started, it was hard not to question the efficiency, or even intelligence, of this kind of paramilitary policing.
Selling an idea worked for Gov. Sam Brownback four years ago. He had a road map for Kansas, and the campaign based on that premise got him elected over a meagerly financed opponent. That same strategy is apparently on the road again with Brownback’s Road Map 2.0.
The Theater of the Absurd, as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary, is a “form of drama that emphasizes the absurdity of human existence by employing disjointed, repetitious and meaningless dialogue, purposeless and confusing situations, and plots that lack realistic or logical development.” Doesn’t this sound like Ferguson in recent days?
With Friday’s unveiling of more specifics of his envisioned innovation campus, Wichita State University president John Bardo further showed that he sees the institution as a big-time player in the real-world economy rather than an ivory tower. His 20-year vision is no-holds-barred, for Wichita as well as for WSU.
Though Wichita’s downtown reinvention is ongoing, Union Station remains on the to-redo list. The Wichita City Council should set an Oct. 7 public hearing for the establishment of a tax increment financing district to help get the historic property’s overhaul underway.
I hope all of those in the delinquent real estate tax list are sufficiently warned of the dire consequences of not paying up, like having their LLC name or their name published in The Eagle. Scary. But does it really cause them to pay up?
How dumbed down have Americans become? We cannot get together to throw out a political party whose stated goal is to destroy the United States, but we can get a bunch of people to dump ice water on their heads.
Americans had spent days watching round-the-clock coverage of the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Mo., when President Obama acknowledged that we are “deeply disturbed” by the situation. Indeed we are.
Want to see a grandstand show at the Kansas State Fair? We're giving away two pairs of tickets to see the Country Gold concert starring Leroy Van Dyke, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, T.G. Sheppard (pictured) and Eddy Raven.