State GOP leaders tried to downplay and dismiss it, but it is unprecedented that four past Kansas governors – two Republicans and two Democrats – have joined forces to oppose the policies of the current governor.
This November, Kansans will have the chance to fulfill or deny Gov. Sam Brownback’s ambition. On the ballot will be the names of five of Kansas’ seven Supreme Court justices and six of the 14 Court of Appeals judges, the state’s second highest court.
Mistakes continue to happen in a frantic atmosphere focused on budget cuts and reducing the size of government in Kansas. The people who can least afford it keep getting hurt. The latest outrage is Kansas’ Medicaid application backlog.
No modern film about blacks would feature white actors in black face. Yet a widely released movie, “Me Before You,” which deals with assisted suicide sought by a man with quadriplegia, was neither written, directed nor acted by someone with a severe disability.
When I hear the phrase about making America great again, I wonder: Like when Ike was president? We built the interstates and our national infrastructure. And the country prospered. But does that include going back to income tax rates of 90 percent for the wealthy?
Wichita State University’s I-35 corridor strategy is designed to enhance the ability of south-central Kansas to compete in the global economy. That’s why we’ve requested permission from the Kansas Board of Regents in recent months to charge reduced tuition rates in the Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas-Fort Worth and Kansas City, Mo., metropolitan areas.
The electoral system has developed a number of safeguards over the past few decades to prevent someone with independence, integrity, empathy and backbone from occupying the presidency. Bernie Sanders didn’t stand a chance.