Tag Archives: Kansas

A Statistical Call To Action

Yesterday morning was like most others and one of the first things I did was check my BlackBerry for overnight e-mails.  Again, like most mornings there were many, most of which could either be deleted, ignored or simply filed away.  … Continue reading

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Is Pat Roberts’ Seat In Play?

Everyone who is following American politics this mid-term knows the Republicans’ magic number for taking control of the Senate is six.  In other words they have to achieve a net gain of six seats in November.  Considering that Democrats are … Continue reading

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Apathy Antidote

Wednesday I was in a hospital waiting room reading the Washington Post on my Kindle when I ran across Matea Gold’s article entitled, “In North Carolina, Sen. Kay Hagan seeks to ride backlash against GOP leaders”.  I audibly exclaimed, “They … Continue reading

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I’m Guilty Of Theft

The entire premise for this article and much of its content are flat out stolen from a recent Bill Maher routine on his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher.  With that disclaimer I not only did the morally correct … Continue reading

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Progressive Popularism

George W. Bush famously scammed America with his Compassionate Conservatism.  It turned out to be misguided governance cloaked as conservatism.  If there was compassion for anyone other than his friends and financiers I see didn’t see it!  What I am … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Paul Davis

If you know what office Paul Davis is running for you may be wondering if I have taken complete leave of my senses.  Is Larry actually endorsing a Democrat for Governor of Kansas?  Everyone knows that a Democrat can’t win … Continue reading

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Suppress Or Represent

Recently Ashley Spillane, President of Rock The Vote, wrote an article entitled, These states are trying to stop young people from voting, which was picked up by several newspapers including the Washington Post.  It focuses on some of the tactics … Continue reading

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Kid Stuff

Childish behavior brings back childhood memories.  Last week Speaker John Boehner began assembling a kangaroo court which will formally be known as the House Select Committee on Benghazi.  He named South Carolina Tea Party/Republican Trey Gowdy as its Chairman; which … Continue reading

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Republican Reality Sucks

Kansas is a deep red state.  Its Senate is 32-8 Republican and its House is 92-33 in favor of the GOP.   Tea Party/Republican Sam Brownback rode the 2010 wave into the Governor’s mansion and was part of what I called … Continue reading

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Too Much Money

The lowest possible annual salary for a United States Senator is $174000.  That is just the base pay; it doesn’t include benefits and allowances.  Yet on Wednesday the United States Senate filibustered a bill which would have raised the minimum … Continue reading

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