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Texas v. United States probably doesn't ring a bell for most Americans, but the legal proceeding heard Tuesday by a federal appeals court in New Orleans could have dire consequences for the nearly 20 million Americans who have health insurance today because of the Affordable Care Act. Last D…

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Understanding the true costs and benefits of a community regulation on plastic and paper bags is a lot like walking around with a sack on your head — there are lots of things that are difficult to see.

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Colin Kaepernick may no longer be a quarterback, but he's calling the plays at Nike. The athletic shoe company was scheduled to release a sneaker featuring the "Betsy Ross flag" this week, but the former San Francisco 49er thought it wasn't a good idea. The Air Max 1 USA, featuring the Found…

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Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran did the right thing again. He's flying solo in that regard, as fellow Senate Republicans from Kansas and Missouri refuse to respond to Saudi Arabia's role in the bombing of Yemeni civilians and in the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi with an…

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The decision to move Country Stampede to Topeka is disappointing on several levels. There are a couple of lessons to draw from it, too.

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Our state has failed to provide enough funding to community mental health centers to truly meet the need for care. Individuals with the most severe, persistent mental illness are those most likely to fall into service gaps, often ending up homeless, in the corrections system, or in nursing homes.

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Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt and The Kansas Employees Health Care Commission should be commended for their decision last week to reduce contributions from state employees for their insurance coverage or keep them flat.

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Thirty years ago (June 4), the world watched in horror as Chinese troops cracked down brutally on peaceful protests by students who sought to give the Chinese people more say over their daily lives. The lingering image of the pro-democracy movement, though, was from the next day, when a lone…

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As the election results became clear in 2016, financial markets rose amid a surge of economic optimism. That surge continued for two years as Donald Trump and Republicans pursued a pro-growth agenda of tax reform, deregulation and encouraging domestic energy production. But with Democrats no…

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Kansas taxpayers recently paid outside law firms $899,000 in a losing effort to cut off Planned Parenthood from Medicaid funds. The above-market rates paid to the law firms should generate more scrutiny of legal contracts and more caution from state officials when choosing which legal battle…

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Of course Robert Mueller should testify before Congress. Whether the special counsel's testimony will be particularly illuminating, though, is far from certain.

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If you've forgotten your civics class from high school, the Electoral College dates back to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The Founders of our country decided to create a system in which the presidential race is determined by the 538 votes in the Electoral College, rather than by a n…

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When A gunman opened fire in a synagogue in California, 60-year-old Lori Gilbert Kaye jumped between the shooter and the rabbi. She was killed, but the rabbi credits her with saving his life.

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