Miller: Life, Health Exemptions Not as Simple as You May Think

If voters amend the Kansas Constitution to allow the Legislature to ban abortion, anti-abortion legislators promise that any new laws will have exceptions for the life and health of pregnant women. But how exactly are threats to life and health going to be defined in the legislation? It’s not so simple, wrote Patrick Miller in last week’s column.

Smith: Where is Civic Education in Regents’ New Recommendations?

The Kansas Board of Regents has validated existing reading standards and called for more math to be taught to high-school students. They also want students to receive help applying for financial aid and taking dual-enrollment high school courses. Fine–but with American democracy on life support, where is civic education, asked Michael Smith in last week’s column, which got picked up by Yahoo News from the Topeka Capital Journal?