October 24, 2014

State plays important role in legislating drivers

Gary Welton
Guest Columnist
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cell phones by all drivers. These 14 states include 11 blue states, two swing states, and one red state. These …

Members of Congress need to spend more time away from Washington

Rick Manning
Guest Columnist
There are two more weeks until the Congress returns from its traditional August home-work period. While many scoff at the notion of elected officials and some of their staff spending extended time in their district or …

Walmart treats employees like Pop-Tarts with unpredictable scheduling

Marjorie E. Wood
Guest Columnist
Walmart loves keeping track of data. For instance, the retail giant’s researchers know that before and after major storms, customers buy strawberry Pop-Tarts at a rate that’s seven times faster than normal.
How does Wal-Mart …

Baby Boomers may be reason youths can’t find work

Robert Romano
Guest Columnist
There is no question that younger people are working at a lower rate now than they were in 2000.
What is not fully understood is why.
Why, since July 2000, has the population of those aged …

Obama’s mythical retreat from military force

Peter Hart
Guest Columnist
Here’s a thought: The Iraq War boosters who enthusiastically promoted the idea that a violent invasion would deliver a stable democracy should keep their opinions about the next U.S. war to themselves.
For many pundits and …

Time running out to stop Internet giveaway

Robert Romano
Guest Columnist
Thanks to the efforts of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), on May 30 the House of Representatives defunded the Obama Internet giveaway in the FY 2015 Commerce Department appropriations bill by a 229 to 178 vote.
However, …

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 …