October 24, 2014

American foreign policy elite have no idea what they’re advocating

Sheldon Richman
Guest Columnist
The American foreign-policy elite seems to have no idea what it’s doing.
Americans may believe the government — especially the foreign-policy side — is at least minimally competent, but when one surveys decisions from the last …

OUR VIEW: More than 46 million on food stamps

There are more than 46 million people collecting food stamps in America, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). That’s enough to fill both halls of the Kauffman Center 13,675 times.
We’re not convinced the food stamp program is …

Don’t use gas chambers to euthanize dogs, cats

Shelley Homan
Olathe
The Humane Society of the US, and its Kansas director, have been diligently working to end the use of gas chambers in Kansas shelters by offering training and assistance for smaller cities to learn how to implement …

Bureaucrats have solution to roasing marshmallows, but not to deficit spending

Rob Schwarzwalder
Guest Columnist
Uncle Sam claims to knows best – even how best to cook.
At least, that what it claims based on a report this week from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. He laid out his thoughts to …

OUR VIEW: America’s poor remain wealthy comparitively

Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a sharp increase in the number of Americans living below the poverty line. The statistics show that one in six Americans, or 46 million people, are living below the poverty line.
While the …

Congress hopes to reform Vets Administration

Sen. Jerry Moran
R-Kansas
Guest columnist
In a year when Kansans have been inundated by news reports of incidents of mismanagement and even death caused by failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there is finally good news to …

Community-lending shakedown reaches $128 billion

Robert Romano
Guest Columnist
$128 billion and counting.
That is Investor’s Business Daily’s latest tally of settlements the Obama Justice Department has extracted from the U.S. banking industry in connection with the 2008 financial crisis, as Bank of America agreed …

How to save the life of the next Michael Brown

Camisha Jones
Guest Columnist
Michael Brown. Jordan Davis. Sean Bell. Trayvon Martin. The list of African-American boys and men gunned down at the hands of police officers and vigilantes just gets longer and longer. It makes me numb.
I don’t …

OUR VIEW: Burger King wants taxes its way

The U.S. administration is in an uproar, because Burger King executives want to have it their way where corporate taxes are concerned.
Burger King announced last week that it would buy a Canadian donut shop. In the process, the fast …

OUR VIEW: Edgerton officials should represent citizens

Edgerton city officials are in so far over their heads. If they don’t start heeding reasonable advice and using common sense, they’re going to do irreparable damage to their community.
Take, for example, a proposal to construct an asphalt and …