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Kansas Republicans Finally Admit The Experiment Has Failed

That amounted to a repudiation of a reckless philosophy with which Brownback is now completely identified. And it ought to serve as a warning to President Donald Trump, whose budget is modeled on the same magical thinking. The president has proposed whopping tax cuts that will overwhelmingly benefit the rich, claiming that those tax cuts will prompt businesses to hire more people, thereby creating a bounty of new jobs.

June 10, 2017
Kansas voter id laws struck down

Kansas Judge Strikes Down State’s Dual Voter Registration System

The ACLU said the system would have denied the right to vote in state and local elections to residents who registered through a federal voter registration form or when they applied for or renewed their driver’s license.

November 4, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Donald Trump Might Turn Utah — Utah! — Blue

In the Republican primary, Trump finished last in Utah with just 14 percent of the vote, and was defeated by Ted Cruz in Kansas with 23 percent of the vote.

June 15, 2016
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks about the Kansas voter ID law that he pushed to combat what he believes to be rampant voter fraud in the United States in his Topeka, Kansas, U.S., office May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Thousands Of Voters In Limbo After Kansas Demands Proof They’re American

Kris Kobach’s campaign against voting fraud has disenfranchised thousands of Kansas state residents.

June 1, 2016

Kansas Colleges Prepare For Gun-Toting Students

As Kansas moves toward a time when guns will be as welcome on university campuses as laptops, students are starting to take notice and talk about how they’ll handle that day when it comes.

November 29, 2015

Gov. Brownback Says Zombie Preparedness Month Starts Soon In Kansas

Absent a zombie apocalypse before then, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback this week will sign a proclamation designating October as “Zombie Preparedness Month” in his state.

September 29, 2015

Upset With Obama, GOP Punishes Young Immigrants

Thanks to Republicans, undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children must forever live in the shadows.

July 21, 2015

Scott Walker: Uncle Scrooge’s Lackey In Wisconsin

Scott Walker continues to pass laws vanquishing unions in Wisconsin, and Democrats underestimate him at their own peril.

June 17, 2015

Tax Plan Passes Kansas House After Emotional Overnight Debate

Gov. Sam Brownback warned lawmakers that massive budget cuts would occur Monday if they failed to act on taxes.

June 12, 2015

Kansas Schools Close Early As Brownback Tax Cuts Squeeze Revenue

Income tax cuts in Kansas championed by Gov. Sam Brownback have led to credit downgrades, political turmoil, and deepening budget deficits. This week, they’ll start forcing schools to close early.

May 5, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The GOP Alternative On Iran

The Daily Show looked at Republican opposition to the Iran deal, and what the GOP would want to do instead — with an incredible performance by correspondent Hasan Minhaj.

April 8, 2015
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Kansas Tea Partier Tim Huelskamp: Another Irate Obamacare Customer

Yee-hah! Tim Huelskamp, chairman of the Tea Party Caucus has signed up for health insurance on the federal exchange.

March 26, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘There’s No Place Like Homophobia’

Jon Stewart suggested the creation of a new word, to be named in honor of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R).

February 12, 2015

Kansas Gov. Brownback Rescinds Protected-Class Status For LGBT State Workers

Thanks to Governor Brownback, Kansas workers can once be discriminated against due to their sexual orientation.

February 11, 2015

Grisly Language Propels Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill As U.S. Model

Kansas Republicans have found an upsetting new way to fight abortion.

February 10, 2015

Marijuana Spurs Border War Between Colorado, Nebraska And Oklahoma

Colorado’s neighbors aren’t thrilled with its experiment with legal marijuana.

February 10, 2015

Kansas Republican Voices An Incumbent’s Lament

Pat Roberts says it’s “been a tough year” for all incumbents.

November 4, 2014

What To Expect In The Senate Battleground On Election Day

Here’s where the key Senate races stand as voters head to the polls.

November 3, 2014

Four Dead, Five Missing After Plane Crashes At Wichita Airport

Learn more about the deadly crash in Wichita.

October 30, 2014
U.S. Senate Independent candidate Greg Orman, left, shakes hands with Sen. Pat Roberts following their debate at the KSN television studio Oct. 15, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. (Fernando Salazar/Wichita Eagle/MCT)

Moderate Thunder Out Of Kansas

Why the Tea Party may be in for a big surprise on election night.

October 30, 2014

Five States Where Senate Polls May Be Wrong

Are we in for some surprises on election night?

October 28, 2014

The 5 Closest Midterm Races

With only about one week of campaigning left, polls show that many candidates are facing dead-locked races.

October 27, 2014

A Kansas Group’s Push To Oust Judges Reveals A Gap In Campaign Finance Rules

Learn more about this “particularly egregious form of dark money.”

October 27, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Willie Horton 2.0

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 17, 2014

Kansas Must Send Kris Kobach To Political Oblivion

Voters have a chance to expel America’s worst secretary of state from office. They should take it.

October 14, 2014