Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties


  • Protestant-Right Heresy

    March 23, 2017

    David Burress

    Raised as a main-stream Christian, I’ve always had a hard time understanding how right-wingers can think they are Christians, let alone thinking that main-streamers are not. One important mechanism goes like this:     1. They DEFINE “Christian” as a believer that a. Jesus is God; b. the Bible reveals the truth about Jesus; and c. to be born-again (i.e. receiving ...

  • Suggested Rhetoric on Abortion

    March 22, 2017

    David Burress

    We need to get the abortion rate as low as we possibly can, using the most effective methods.   No society has ever eliminated all abortion, but some places have have cut one third or one fourth of our abortion rate.  They do it by focusing on nonviolent and voluntary abortion reduction (not by attempted elimination though ...

  • Wanted: A Comprehensive Progressive Foreign Policy

    March 21, 2017

    David Burress

    Left-progressives, leftists, and pacifists seem to have great difficulty dealing honestly with military power. One the one hand they are united in opposing the extreme excesses of American militarism and national security statism: immense waste, horrible interventions, eternal wars, propping up dictators, antidemocratic control of national policy, domestic repression, military-congressional-industrial power complex, military Keynesianism.  However ...

  • CAFE and Jobs

    March 16, 2017

    David Burress

    Trump says he is going to save jobs by relaxing Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency standards.  Sure enough, that’s another lie.  How many cars does he think we are going to export in a few years if our cars are less efficient than Asian and European cars? How competitive are American cars going to be domestically ...