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  • 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 ...

  • Profit Driven Policing

    February 15, 2016

    David Burress

    –In Ferguson the police were tasked with raising money with opportunistic tickets on poor people. — Lots of small town speed traps have filled the local city hall coffers. –In Pennsylvania a judge was sentenced to 28 years for selling juveniles to a profit-driven kiddie prison. –private prisons are suing state governments that don’t provide enough convicts. –all across ...