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John Celock

Anti-Abortion Bill Could Tax Rape Victims | John Celock | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

The sweeping anti-abortion bill working its way through the Kansas Legislature would levy a sales tax on women seeking abortions, including rape victi...

John Celock

Anti-Abortion Bill Jeopardizes Medical Education Program | John Celock | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are rushing to save the state's OBGYN medical residency program, which is threatened by the state's sweeping anti-abortion bill. ...

PHOTOS: All-Night Montreal Party Celebrates The Arts

Pam Grout | Posted 05.01.2012 | Travel
Pam Grout

If you're over 40, you should probably click out of this page as soon as possible. This post is about an all-night party in Montreal that doesn't even kick into high gear until 3 a.m. or so.

John Celock

GOP Governor Likely To Sign Sweeping Abortion Bill | John Celock | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) indicated that he is likely to sign the state's sweeping anti-abortion bill, which includes a provision th...

John Celock

'Conservatives On Steroids' Block Funding | John Celock | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

The growing ideological rift in the Kansas Republican Party has engulfed the implementation of the federal health care reform law, leaving the future ...

John Celock

'This Is The Largest And Most Sweeping Overhaul,' Says Abortion Rights Advocate | John Celock | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers have been given six days to consider one of the most sweeping state anti-abortion bills to be introduced. A Kansas House committee...

John Celock

Dems Say Of GOP Immigration Proposals: 'It Is The Greatest Deal Of Hypocrisy' | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

Democrats in Kansas are describing new proposals to recruit undocumented workers for the state's agriculture industry as "hypocrisy" and "profiteering...

Immigration Debate Gets Complicated In Kansas

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- An architect of state and local laws cracking down on undocumented immigration is a leading Republican officeholder in Kansas, but bus...

Taking a Pass On "Pass-Through" Income Would Cost Kansas

Nicholas Johnson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Johnson

Much of the benefit would flow to large corporations and to investment funds. The small-business employers that the governor claims to be targeting generate only 28 percent of all pass-through income.

Kansas Governor's Tax Plan Hits Impoverished The Hardest

Kansas City Star | Brad Cooper | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

The numbers paint a stark picture of the haves and have-nots in Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's new tax plan. More than a half million tax filers -- ea...

John Celock

Control Of 'Divided Party' At Stake | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

In Kansas, Republican state legislators have leaned increasingly conservative. Now a leader of the state's moderate Republican faction is vowing to fi...

I Demand an Apology!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I will make you a deal, Representative Bachmann. I pledge not to call you the b-word or a "liar," as long as you agree to stop belittling my life by referring to it as a "lifestyle."

Kansas Gov. Tweeter Bullied At School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education

Emma Sullivan couldn't have expected the national attention her disparaging tweet about Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback would receive, but that's exactly wh...

Sam Brownback May Get The 'Santorum' Treatment

Roll Call | Neda Semnani | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

Now Brownback faces the wrath of the Twitterverse, including this tweet from @MildlyRelevant: “Gov. Brownback’s office tattled on a high school gi...

Kansas Activists Seek Repeal Of Sodomy Law

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Kansas-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group is calling for the repeal of a law criminalizing "unnatural" sexual activi...

GOP Governor Apologizes To Teen For 'Overreaction' To Tweet

Posted 01.28.2012 | Education

In an unexpected turn of events, the Kansas governor who was the subject of a disparaging tweet is apologizing to the teen who sent the message. In...

Student Punished After Tweeting Disparaging Comments About Governor

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

A high school senior was punished after tweeting disparaging remarks about Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. After meeting Brownback on a field trip, 18-y...

John Celock

Kansas Official Pushes For Immigration Law Like Arizona's | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is promising to press several controversial immigration measures when the state legislature reconvenes in Januar...

John Celock

Republicans Versus Republicans For Control Of Kansas Senate | John Celock | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Republicans will likely retain control of the Kansas Senate after the 2012 election, but an ideological battle playing out in the August primary will ...

Sam Stein

Perry Surrogate: Romney's Got More Mojo Than In 2008 | Sam Stein | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO -- Thursday night's Republican presidential debate showed once more that there are few better preparations one can make for a White House bid ...

Kansas Seeks Millions In Federal Funds To Promote Marriage

Kansas City Star | Brad Cooper | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

While turning down one federal handout last week, the administration of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback was applying for a different one. No, thanks: $31...

Corporations Are a Mitt's Best Friend

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Mitt Romney's appropriation of "friend" and the equivalence of "corporations" and "people" reflect the increasingly money-driven, technological dehumanization of what passes for American democracy in 2011.

Laura Bassett

Kansas Hires Koch Brothers' Attorneys To Defend Against Planned Parenthood | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

After passing a measure to defund Planned Parenthood over the non-issue of "taxpayer-funded abortions" last month, the state of Kansas has hired an ex...

Laura Bassett

One Clinic Down, Two To Go: Kansas Kicks Abortions | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

A new law in Kansas that imposes strict requirements for abortion clinic facilities has made it nearly impossible for the state's three abortion provi...

Rollin' on the River

Carl Pope | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Yes, Congressman Graves, the river is managing us -- because we took away the space and resilience that gave the Missouri its capacity to manage itself. We can't afford to do away with nature, however hard you have been trying.