What’s The Matter With Kansas?

You remember Ben Paulen, right?  How could you not?  He was a member of the Kansas legislature, served as the state oil inspector for a time, then was elected lieutenant governor before winning two terms as governor. During his tenure, according to the National Governors Association website, “a state gasoline tax was sanctioned, a new …

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It’s Not The Vacation, Mr. President, It’s The Tone

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There’s a devastating scene in Michael Moore’s 2004 documentary film, Fahrenheit 9/11, in which President George W. Bush, on vacation in Kennebunkport, is telling reporters that “we must stop the terror” and “I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers” … and then seconds later he adds, “Now …

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Will Crimea Become A 2014 Campaign Issue? A Look Back At Earlier U.S.-Russia Crises

The Russian advance into Crimea, Sen. John McCain says, “has exposed the disturbing lack of realism that has characterized our foreign policy under President Obama.” Mitt Romney says Obama’s failure to act “has diminished respect for the U.S. and made troubles worse,” that the president’s “tough talk about a red line in Syria” sent a …

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