Opinion

Four Republican U.S. senators on July 26 started efforts to reverse a Biden administration plan to waive “Buy American” requirements for government-funded electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, Reuters reported. Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Sen. Rick Scott (R-...
It turns out there is a presidential candidate in the Democrat Party that is just as much of an outsider as Donald Trump. That presidential candidate’s name is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and it turns out he is a natural resource conservationist, which is much different and much more grounded in common...
The federal government is going too far when it wants to be involved in the retirement plan investing of American citizens. The federal government wants to continue to permit retirement plan fiduciaries, such as 401k plan sponsors, to consider climate change and other ESG factors when they select...
The benefits of having a hospital in our community cannot be overstated and should not be overlooked or ever forgotten. The older you get, the more important local doctors and local hospitals become. That is for sure. This message comes to you from someone who lived in a community without a local...
In 2021, the Kansas House of Representatives approved medical marijuana legislation, but in the other chamber - the Kansas Senate - Senate Bill 560 died in committee during the last days of the legislative session. SB 560 would have allowed for the cultivation, distribution, processing, dispensing...
We are celebrating the great Jackson County classes of 1972 on the 50th year anniversary of their graduation! The class of ’72, of course, has a great song to go along with its graduation - “School’s Out!’’ by Alice Cooper. Other top popular songs of 1972 included “Take It Easy’’ by the Eagles, “Do...
The bad news is that the Kansas State Legislature has apparently found a solution for a problem that does not exist. The good news is that there are two more school years for the Legislature to change its plans. The Legislature has approved the concept of “open enrollment’’ for K-12 school...
The Biden Administration is interested in creating a “Disinformation Bureau’’ in the U.S. government’s Homeland Security department to push back publicly against news and opinions that the administration does not believe are true or agree with. Whether or not the Biden Administration can be, or...
A gradual cut in the state tax rate for grocery purchases might be the best route to take for Kansas state government.  But waiting until after the Nov. 8 general election to make the legislation effective is not in the best interest of Kansas citizens. This is what you call a political grandstand...
Local taxes and local elections are two of the most misunderstood and under-explained local government topics, in my opinion. For example, in a city newspaper recently, a front page news story told about how the city council there was planning to talk about lowering the city’s mill levy at its next...

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