Archive for August, 2011

The district didn’t face uncertainty before? — NBC Action News reports on new “leader” of K-12 schools in Kansas City, MO: “KCMSD faces uncertainty”

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Mayor Sly James’ son charged for assault at Kansas City bar

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

George Will – 142 licensed breweries on Colorado, the “Napa Valley of Beer”

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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Thomas Lifson, American Thinker – Union bosses just can’t accept the lesson that the public increasingly sees them as self-interested political manipulators

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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Wausau, Wisconsin – Unions try to ban Republicans from taxpayer-funded Labor Day parade

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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Jay Cost – Barack Obama has Failed by His Own Standards

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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Michael Barone – Obama economic leader wrote later-refuted study on minimum wage impact

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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Ben Hodge at Red County on local poll – 48% of Overland Park Voters are Conservative, 36% Moderate, 16% Liberal

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

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Jim Meyer at Red County – How Well is Kevin Yoder Doing His Job?

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

You can see the Heritage Action Scorecard at http://heritageactionscorecard.com/scorecard.

Based on Heritage’s evaluation, Congressman Yoder’s performance up to this point has been, to put it politely, lackluster.

The Heritage Action Scorecard evaluates on the basis of two principal criteria: The legislation a Senator or Congressional Representative sponsors and the legislation he votes on.

The KC Monitor – Kansas Gov. Brownback wants to use state funds and federal grant to implement ObamaCare exchange

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The grant’s actual requirements cannot be independently verified because the governor’s office and the Kansas Insurance Department have not provided a copy of or identified the grant in spite of several requests. When asked for a copy of the grant, Tomlinson said, “It’s not mine to give.”

Kansas chapter of Americans for Prosperity announces opposition to state healthcare exchanges

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Health Insurance Exchanges Attack Free Market Principles

AFP Kansas opposes the formation of a government exchange in the state of Kansas. While in theory exchanges can be neutral and promote free markets, in reality they often are tied to government regulations and restrictions that attack free market principles. AFP will oppose government exchange legislation expected to be debated during the 2012 legislative session. In addition, we are opposed to the state of Kansas seeking federal grants through non-legislative routes that are designed to implement or help establish a government exchange in Kansas. If there is any uncertainty as to whether the acceptance of a federal grant binds the state of Kansas to subsequently set up a government exchange, then the grant should not be sought, plain and simple. (more…)

Michael Barone – Memo to NY Times’ management: Your editors and writers are making partisan, ridiculous errors

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

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“RedState is probably the most important and influential collection of conservative bloggers” – Weekly Standard

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

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Voters Put Border Control Ahead of Amnesty by 2-1 Margin – Rasmussen

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Most Republicans (83%) and voters not affiliated with either political party (63%) say border control is the top priority of any immigration reform effort. A majority (54%) of Democrats say legalizing the status of the illegal immigrants already in this country is more important. Ninety percent (90%) of Tea Party members put border control first, compared to 53% of non-members.

Michael Barone – Though being serious, New York Times competes for hilarity with The Onion

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

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Americans divided on whether never-paid-back Pell Grants to college students should be continued

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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Rasmussen on poverty – 63% of American Adults think a family that is adequately fed and living in a house or apartment that is in good repair is not in poverty

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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Gallup – 40% approve, 53% disapprove of President Obama

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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Rasmussen – 45% approval for Obama

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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Stephen Moore, WSJ – Americans hate economics because in universities – and especially the Obama White House – fancy theories of macroeconomics defy basic common sense

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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