Republicans have made it abundantly clear that they want to take away women’s rights to healthcare, particularly abortion access. The lengths they are going to in Kansas is, well, just keep reading. Back in 2019, Kansas’ state Supreme Court delivered… Read More ›
4 Ways to Flip Kansas’ Senate Seat
Senator Pat Roberts (R) is retiring, so the U.S. Senate seat in Kansas is open. Can the Democrats win it? Without an incumbent running in the election, the race automatically becomes more competitive. For many months now pundits have been… Read More ›
The Looming Danger of Lame Duck Sessions
What kinds of decisions do you make when you’re about to lose power? Are you rational or wild? Do you extend a helping hand or burn every bridge? A lame duck session is the legislating that gets done (by Congress… Read More ›
Who Gets to Referee Their Own Contest?
We wouldn’t allow a pitcher to call his own balls and strikes. We wouldn’t allow the quarterback to determine the ball placement. We wouldn’t allow a sprinter to determine her race time. But in three states, we have current secretaries… Read More ›
August 7: It’s Election Day!
It’s Election Day in 6 states today. Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington have their midterm primary elections, and Ohio and California have 2 special elections. If you’re in one of these states, please, go vote. There are a lot of… Read More ›
Kansas 8/7 Primary: At a Glance
Between the “king of voter suppression” Kris Kobach running for governor and Gov. Brownback’s disastrous tax cuts that have decimated Kansas, there’s been a lot of national attention on Kansan politics this year. Here’s the 411 on Kansas’ primary. Kansas… Read More ›
Voting Rights Trial with Kobach Gets Underway
The ACLU, representing several groups, sued Kansas charging that a law Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had passed undermined the fundamental right to vote and that it violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The trial started March 6…. Read More ›
The Kansas Tax Scam
The tax bill that was recently passed through Congress and signed by President Trump has many of the same elements as the 2012 tax cut experiment in Kansas. Instead of supercharging economic growth in the state, their tax experiment led… Read More ›