Congress has a rare opportunity in the coming months to replace our nation’s broken and dysfunctional tax code with one that is simple, efficient and fair for all Americans. But one provision being debated would do the exact opposite – imposing $2.4 billion in new taxes on Kansas businesses that import goods, while threatening thousands of their jobs.
In canceling a speaking engagement by Ann Coulter, the right-wing flame thrower, the famously liberal school has embarrassed, betrayed, and besmirched its proud legacy as the birthplace of the free-speech movement of the 1960s.
For once a great big “thank you” to the Kansas Corporation Commission for stopping the sale of Westar. That ultimately would have caused even more harm to customers than Westar already does, with the KCC’s blessing.
Western reluctance to adapt a doctrine of pre-emption shows there is one force more powerful than the uniformed police. It is the “PC police.” These are people who care more about how they feel than for the innocent people gunned down in our streets.
The outrage surrounding United Airlines’ brutal treatment of a customer has made one thing crystal clear: The story isn’t really about airline travel, overbooking policies or even consumer rights. It’s about the nature of dignity itself, and it doesn’t reflect well on the society it has so preoccupied.
Both the Republican and Democratic parties have slipped into their own brand of do-nothing dysfunction. With the dearth – or death – of political moderates on Capitol Hill, each political party in Congress has strutted into its own distant ideological corner.
Former Kansas State Treasurer and Greensburg resident Dennis McKinney recounts his experience from the night of May 4, 2007, when nearly the entire town of Greensburg was destroyed by a mile and a half-wide tornado. (Video by Travis Heying - Aerial drone footage by Bo Rader)
Greensburg resident reflects 10 years after tornado