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  • Orwellian Notes From Brownbackistan

    January 24, 2017

    David Burress

    “Kancare” is the privatized MediCare program imposed by Brownback. It has performed abominably and hence the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has refused to issue a waiver to continue it. Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Susan Mosier withheld the letter from the Legislature for a while. Then she testified that: 1. ...

  • Government Values For Sale

    January 24, 2017

    David Burress

    In a traditional democratic republic, the government itself plays an important role in maintaining the civil values that make democracy possible.  One of the ways it does this is by commemorating important figures and events by means of public statues and through names assigned to public facilities.   Now Lawrence, Kansas is proposing the sale to the ...

  • Bad Arguments on Abortion

    January 23, 2017

    David Burress

    I’m prochoice, but I get tired of the leading arguments on both sides of the debate, because they are perfectly bad arguments.   The prochoice side needs to accept that a woman’s right to choose is NOT a matter of tolerating other women’s choices and not making judgments. We would never say that about murder. So what ...

  • The world champion of vote obstructers

    January 19, 2017

    David Burress

    The world champion of vote obstructers rides once more into the breech.   The indefatigable Chris Kobach is asking the Kansas legislature for yet another insidious barrier to voting. He wants authority to run a bifurcated election, in which people who registered using federally authorized forms would not be allowed to vote in state and local elections. ...