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Don't Hand the Bigots Another Victory

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Home
Abraham H. Foxman

Though Miller intended to kill innocent Jewish civilians, the tragic irony of his horrific crime is that he succeeded in killing no Jews. Miller fired indiscriminately at anyone who crossed his path. Those senseless deaths terrorized not only the Jewish community, but everyone in the greater suburban Kansas City area -- and beyond.

Kansas City Star's Stunning Royals Front Page

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.29.2014 | Home

Following the Royals' 10-0 drought over the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of the World Series, the Kansas City Star's front page Wednesday morning pi...

Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' To 'Kylie' After Being Bullied

Posted 11.05.2013 | Home

What's in a name? For some people, that question is more complicated than it is for others. Everyone feels an emotional tie to how a name can signi...

Newspaper's Cruel Approach To Layoffs

Posted 12.13.2012 | Home

The Kansas City Star has asked two of its reporters to decide which of them will be fired. reported that the paper's management...

Huge Investigation Uncovers Shocking State Of Big Beef

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home

This is the origin myth of the food safety system in the United States: The beef industry was a mess, led to awful practices by the profit motives of ...

Woman Busted Because Her Dogs Caused A Chicken's Heart Attack

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home

It's understandable if Joy McDonald is dogged by fear these days: She faces possible jail time for the death of a chicken. But McDonald didn't kill...

Easy Reader: Ernest Hemingway Writes Good Letters Home and Elsewhere, 1907-22

David Finkle | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
David Finkle

A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.

Kansas City Star Dismisses Columnist Steve Penn For Plagiarism | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home

The Kansas City Star dismissed longtime employee and columnist Steve Penn on Tuesday for using material that wasn't his and representing it as his own...

In Defense of Napping Air Traffic Controllers

Danny Groner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Danny Groner

The Department of Transportation, led by Ray LaHood, announced new rules this week that will force controllers to have more time off between shifts and to be accompanied by a partner.

Wild Card Losses: Four Cities' Newspapers React

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danny Groner

The NFL playoffs kicked off this past weekend, and some perennial favorites have already headed home. Here's what they're saying in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Kansas City.

Is Ed Rendell Right About American "Wussies"?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danny Groner

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell slammed the NFL for its decision to move the Eagles-Vikings game from Sunday night to Tuesday night because of expected blizzard-like conditions.

Man Stabbed At Kansas City Community College

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UPDATE: The Kansas City Star reports that a "student wearing a bullet-proof vest" attacked a school dean minutes before Nixon's talk. Witnesses report...

Forget Mark Cuban -- Cities Should Own Their Sports Teams

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Frederick

Imagine a Kansas City-owned Royals team. The team would never be in danger of being hijacked by an owner looking only at his bottom line, and the city could spend as much as it wanted to build a winning team.

MLK Jr., Civil Rights, DADT and the Urgency of Leading

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aubrey Sarvis

Yesterday the president said, "The urgency of the hour demands that we fight discrimination, whatever form it may come." He's said the same thing more times than I can count. Martin Luther King Jr. talked the talk. He also walked the walk.

The Media's Response to the Hamdan Trial: Due Process or Dictatorial Sideshow?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andy Worthington

As the Olympics and the war in Georgia threaten to sweep all before them, the significance of the lenient sentence handed down by a military jury to G...