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  • Power Structure Theories

    February 26, 2016

    David Burress

    Power structure theories are conventionally dismissed as conspiracy theories. They are not the same at all. There are two problems. First, I hate the term “conspiracy theory” because it now means “conspiracy myth.” But some conspiracy hypotheses turn out to be true. (E.g. the CIA operational wing intentionally operates as a set of nested conspiracies, some ...

  • A Return to McCarthyism in Kansas

    February 23, 2016

    David Burress

    Kansas Republicans need to decide where they stand. Any Republicans who refuse to denounce Kris Kobach’s red baiting of the most moderate, patriotic, well behaved, and fully nonpartisan group of women and men in this country are supporting an open return to full-blooded McCarthyism.

  • Another Hateful Senate Bill

    February 23, 2016

    David Burress

    Kansas bill Senate Bill 366 will forbid the use of zoning to encourage affordable housing. It targets several hated groups all at once: poor people, Lawrence liberals, and city planning supporters. The legislature is on a reactionary stampede, rushing through movement-conservative-backed legislation with little or no debate to beat the deadline for passing in one ...

  • Unecessary Showdown on K-12 Schools

    February 18, 2016

    David Burress

    Wonderful game of Kansas Chicken shaping up: In the fall as things stand now, the Kansas Supreme Court is likely to order all K12 schools closed until the legislature fixes its inequitable funding scheme. The radical right legislative leaders say they can’t do that in time and therefore aren’t even working on it. So at least ...