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  • Campaign Bullet Points For Kansas State-Wide Issues

    April 28, 2016

    David Burress

      Revised April 25, 2016   VIEW AS PDF This is an opinionated compendium of positions that moderate to progressive candidates for the Kansas Statehouse might want to consider taking. This piece is intended as a service to neophyte candidates thinking about how to formulate and articulate their personal platform. It is in the form of bullet points suitable for a campaign ...

  • To Get All Kansas legislators on the Record

    April 27, 2016

    David Burress

    Even if this legislature by some miracle reverses Brownback’s witless abolition of income taxes on the bourgeoisie, Brownback’s veto will not be overridden. Nevertheless making the attempt to repeal the tax exemptions for the many thousands of businesses that do not need them is important in order to get all Kansas legislators on the record ...

  • The Right Wing’s Meaning of “life”

    April 26, 2016

    David Burress

    Right wing thinking is especially obtuse about metaphor, in several different ways.   Consider the “right to life,” a wonderful slogan which comes from the most important line in our most important founding document, the Declaration of Independence. In right wing hands the “right to life” does NOT have the literal meanings you would expect: they are ...

  • Climate Change Denier Logic–Hint: Something to Do With Protecting Large Oil Companies

    April 26, 2016

    David Burress

    George Will, a post-modern climate denier, is accusing Democratic Attorney Generals of censorship and authoritarianism because they are suing Exxon-mobile over its climate-change speech.   Actually, they are suing Exxon-mobile for censoring its own scientific research and then lying about it.   In Will’s post-modern universe: 1. It is not “climate change denial” if you merely raise a series of ...