September 16, 2014

Renewables can put brakes on gas prices

Bob Dinneen
Guest columnist
As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching $4 per gallon.
With prices rising so fast, …

Rural Kansas students and others deserve a 21st Century education

Sen. Jerry Moran & Ajit Pai
Guest Columnists
As sons of rural Kansas, we are committed to ensuring that children who grow up in the Sunflower State receive the same educational opportunities as students anywhere in America. One of the …

Kansas revenue shortfalls in April, May are being misrepresented

Nick Jordan
Guest Columnist
Critics recently accused the Department of Revenue of “misrepresenting” research about the state’s revenue shortfall in April and May.
We at the Department of Revenue stand behind our prior statements contained in our April and May …

Circuit court greenlights case against IRS

Daniel Brown
Guest Columnist
Can the Internal Revenue Service silence a president’s political adversaries by using secret policies? It seems that we’re about to find out. The 17th century French politician and finance minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, once quipped that, “The …

Young intellectuals should be culturally valued

John Schrock
Guest Column
Call yourself an “intellectual” in America and be prepared to sit alone in the corner of the library. Of all of the subgroups in public schools, from “jocks” to “drama queens,” any student labeled as an …

Asian conflict resolution sets example for Kansas

John Schrock
Guest Column
For a short while, the Kansas legislative session is behind us and we can take a political breather. It has been another battle where every issue is polarized. We are locked into a Western way of …

Housing finance bill would continue to leave taxpayers on the hook

Ray Romano
Guest Columnist
“The full faith and credit of the United States is pledged to the payment of all amounts from the Mortgage Insurance Fund which may be required to be paid under any insurance provided under this title.”…

A minimum income will not reduce poverty

Tracy Miller
Guest Column
Recently, some commentators have been promoting the idea of a government guaranteed income, where the government would pay a monthly cash payment to every American, regardless of need or merit. A similar idea, the negative income …

State legislators disrespect teachers with moves to eliminate due process

John Schrock
Guest Columnist
“I don’t get no respect!” was the catchphrase of famous American comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield.  He died in 2004. The phrase lives on—for Kansas teachers.
The Kansas school finance bill signed April 21 ended the …

Popular movie seeks to answer the question of whether heaven exists

Gary Smith
Guest Columnist
The movie “Heaven Is for Real,” based on The New York Times bestseller of the same name, made an impressive debut last week. The film recounts the near-death experience (NDE) of then 4-year-old Colton Burpo as …