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The Kansas State House moved today to send legislation to Sam Brownback which would significantly increase the role of the Kansas Secretary of State. Kris Kobach, in earlier testimony to the house ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 03:47 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law.” These reassuring words from President Obama came during unsettling anti-police riots in Ferguson, MO. But times have stayed ...
by jccayford
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Marijuana reform advocates in Wichita, KS put forward a ballot initiative this spring, arguing that first time offenders with small amounts of marijuana should receive a $50 fine and a misdemeanor ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 43 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 06:38 AM PDT with 91 Recommends
Approximately once a year, I end up in the middle of a heated conversation online. Though it changes no one's mind, I try to use it as an example of how not to be goaded into losing my temper. I'm ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Mar 12, 2015 at 08:10 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
The worst Secretary of State in the nation strikes again. Kris Kobach took to his local radio program this week to discuss with Kansans the impact of the Obama presidency. Part of his audio, here ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 115 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 07:59 AM PST with 170 Recommends
Kansas teachers have had concerns about SB-56 for some time. The legislation, which allows for teachers to be prosecuted for distributing pornography to minor should their classwork be perceived ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 06:55 AM PST with 29 Recommends
Some problems are so complex that the only solution may, just may, involve prosecuting a teacher for a crime. At least that appears to be the view being presented in Kansas today, as legislation, ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 108 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2015 at 02:58 PM PST with 60 Recommends
It can take a while. Years if the President of the country blocks investigation during his term. But once charges are filed and an investigation commences, there is no statute of limitations. And so,
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 04:28 AM PST with 6 Recommends
There are currently at least 3 petitions at petitions.whitehouse.gov concerning the need to prosecute those in the Government that authorized and committed torture. I've read several comments today ...
by Bill Roberts
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Dec 30, 2014 at 01:26 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Ferguson and Feinstein, Garner and Abu Ghraib, torture and terror, ebola and elections. These are not unrelated stories. These are deeply connected realities that paint a disturbing portrait of who ...
by greywolfe359
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 02:09 PM PST with 29 Recommends
Sunday’s Cincinnati Bengals/Tampa Bay Buccaneers game ended in an unusual way. Cincinnati was leading 14-13 while the Buccaneers were driving with under 2 minutes to go. It was going to go down to ...
by akadjian
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2014 at 07:18 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Cameron Todd Willingham was almost certainly not ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Nov 24, 2014 at 07:15 AM PST with 83 Recommends
With the full support of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, he signed, sealed and delivered a law that would enable prosecutors to go after pregnant women undergoing addiction issues such as relapse. ...
by jonnybullet
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Sep 04, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
In school we're taught that obeying laws, paying taxes, accepting personal responsibility for our actions, and every other aspect of citizenship exist in the same measure for everybody. That's ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 83 comments on Sun Jun 08, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
It's perhaps a good thing that I've been busy this week and largely off the computer. If I hadn't, the mood swings between awful news, good news, and not so bad news would have had me crawling ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 76 comments on Thu May 08, 2014 at 11:41 AM PDT with 179 Recommends
The White House today issued a report about the problems of sexual assault with a particular emphasis on the situation on college campuses. We are already hearing expressions of CONCERN that this ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 213 comments on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 02:04 PM PST with 86 Recommends
I've been reading dkos for a while but I just decided to join. (This is my first submission.) I see oft-repeated calls for the prosecution of bankers who were guilty of the wrongdoings which caused ...
by Konga
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 06:13 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Tomorrow, December 2nd, 2013 Manuel Ramos, ex Fullerton, CA police officer, will go on trial for the murder of Kelly Thomas, a homeless, mentally ill man beaten to death on July 5th, 2011. It will ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 08:07 AM PST with 81 Recommends
Melinda Haag, US Attorney for the Northern California District, seems to spend much of her time raiding Oakland's medical marijuana dispensaries , otherwise making life miserable for them , and ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 124 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM PST with 202 Recommends
While I have long questioned the appropriateness of lumping everything but the kitchen sink into the category of speech, even as people opening their own mouths to voice an objection or opinion is ...
by hannah
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 06:19 AM PST with 9 Recommends