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  • Aversion to Action and Discussion

    February 15, 2016

    David Burress

    Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle (R-Wichita) is a long-time opponent of education. Around here, she is most famous for her failed efforts to punish University of Kansas Professor Dennis Daily for the crime of teaching an accurate and highly popular course on human sexuality, circa 2003. Now she is shocked SHOCKED that the Kansas Supreme ...

  • Lame Excuse

    February 11, 2016

    David Burress

    It’s good to get these things on record again once in awhile. 85 Republicans in the Kansas Assembly hate poor people so much that they voted once again not to expand Medicaid to cover 160,000 of them at federal expense. Their lame excuse: they might not have enough votes to back out of the program, ...

  • Starving Kansas for the “Job Creators”

    February 11, 2016

    David Burress

    Radical Republicans used to call their strategy “starve the beast” until they realized that was bad PR. Now we are finding out who exactly they view as the subhuman beasts that deserve to be starved. Today’s Kansas budget adjustments single out the following monsters and goblins for sustenance deprivation: 1. state retirees expecting to draw on ...

  • For the Right, it’s Not About About Helping, but Controlling People

    February 8, 2016

    David Burress

    The Christian Right wing of movement conservatism provides the major part of radical right votes; the Business-libertarian wing provides most of the money. They have little in common other than a burning desire to seize power and share the spoils of war. The Christians are seeking two basic spoils: a symbolic fundamentalist theonomy, and a ...