Our practice of flying our nation’s magnificent flag at half-staff is a grand way of showing our respect and admiration to those who deserve it. It is also an area for which the road to error is routinely paved with good intentions.
A ban on a type of weapon doesn’t make you safer. The best gesture we can make to victims of crime is to convict those who plot or act to destroy our rights granted by God and enumerated by our Constitution.
The candidates represent two very differing political parties, and the party that ends up with its presidential contender in the Oval Office is going to get some things done, changed or possibly really screwed up.
After all these horrible mass murders in the United States, right-wingers still stubbornly believe they have a right to assault weapons. They figuratively draw up in fetal positions when there is a suggestion of banning those “weapons of war” from the public.
As community physicians who provide care to children in Wichita, we are deeply disturbed by recent local showings of Andrew Wakefield’s anti-vaccine film, “Vaxxed,” and by the discredited former doctor’s appearance at Tuesday’s screening.
The anti-equity, anti-student, anti-teacher, anti-intelligence wing of the Republican Party that has a death grip on the future of Kansas wants to take away the power of the Kansas Supreme Court to force equitable and adequate school funding.
If Gov. Sam Brownback wants research universities to succeed in Kansas, he should have used his line-item veto on the budget provision that stipulates the cuts are based on all-funds operating budgets.
A part of the Kansas Constitution requires that Kansas schools be suitably financed. Our state Supreme Court has repeatedly told our Legislature that its efforts to meet this constitutional obligation were inequitable and therefore unconstitutional. Still, the Legislature refuses to accept the court’s ruling.
I urge Gov. Sam Brownback to revisit the words from his inauguration and lead the effort to address the funding problems in our schools. Kansas has been a national laughingstock for too long. Please, no more punchlines for comedians.
I read that the conservative majority on the Sedgwick County Commission wants to more than triple the county’s representation on the board of the Sedgwick County Zoological Society as part of a new operating agreement between the parties. What a disaster.