Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties


  • Anti-filibustering Centrism

    April 3, 2017

    David Burress

    The ambient arguments against filibustering Gorsuch display all the worst features of craven centrism.   Now I get it that Democrats in marginal Senate seats might think a vote for Gorsuch and/or for breaking the filibuster could save their hide. I also get it that they can’t come right out and say that. I also get it ...

  • Refocusing Russiagate

    March 30, 2017

    David Burress

    Members of Congress pushing the investigation of Russia’s interference with the 2016 election are leaving the highly unfortunate impression that Russiagate hinges on finding a smoking-gun quid-pro-quo such that Trump traded promises of a favorable Russian policy after the election in turn for Russian help during the election. If true, I grant that would be ...

  • Driving Tip

    March 29, 2017

    David Burress

    Johns Hopkins researchers driving with windows rolled down found the air in their cars–and the surfaces of beverage containers–heavily infected with antibiotic-resistant enterococci after following poultry trucks. If you ever suffer the misfortune of riding in a car behind a farm animal transport truck, make sure your windows are rolled up (but aren’t they always ...

  • Responding to ACA Sabotage

    March 27, 2017

    David Burress

    The new GOP plan is to “let ACA fail,” which means destroying it from within. There are many small to medium technical changes they can impose to that effect. especially but not only with respect to funding. Trump has already begun that by stopping advertisements for the ACA exchange (so people won’t know their rights) ...