There are strong arguments in favor of the legalization of marijuana, and support is growing among among Kansans. However, legalization will not eliminate the black market, wrote Patrick Miller in last week’s column.
Ed Flentje is retiring from Insight Kansas. In his final column, he offers a list of to-dos for the 2020 session of the Kansas Legislature… and shows why his insights will be missed so much.
Rural Kansas is struggling. A recent “My Fellow Kansans” radio series by Jim McLean explores the potential of “shrinking smart” and documents the importance of community leadership, wrote Burdett Loomis in his most recent column.
The conventional wisdom says there’s no political center on gun rights. This is incorrect, wrote Michael Smith in his most recent column.
K-12 public school teachers often dig into their own pockets for school supplies. This is not only bad policy, it also exacerbates inequality, wrote Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.
Kansas desperately needs sentencing and prison reform, but first, some falsehoods need to be corrected. Among this state’s prison population, very few were incarcerated for marijuana use, wrote Patrick Miller in last week’s column.
Wichita’s supposedly nonpartisan local elections took a partisan turn this year. Ed Flentje argued that this is a bad trend, and made the case for a return of nonpartisanship in last week’s column.
Want a diverse group of well-qualified people to serve in the Kansas Legislature? Start by increasing the pay, wrote Burdett Loomis in last week’s column.
Wichita’s mayor-elect Brandon Whipple campaigned right out of the Kansas Democrats’ playbook while his opponents made a mess of things, wrote Michael Smith in last week’s column.
Kansas’ National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores have dropped significantly. While liberals argue for increased funding to reverse the problem, conservatives demand more accountability. In fact, both are needed, argued Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.