I've frequently used the devastating failure of Sam Brownback's conservative economic experiment in Kansas to show that conservative policies aren't just morally and ethically wrong, but also simply dysfunctional and...
Politics is all too often couched in terms of morality and ethics, rather than simple right and wrong. What I mean by that is that reasonable people can come to...
Menzie Chinn updates us today on how things are going in Sam Brownback's Kansas. Answer: not so good. The chart on the right compares Kansas to the rest of the country using coincident indexes, an aggregate measure of economic performance tracked monthly by the Philadelphia Fed. Show More Summary
Well, it seems like Sam Brownback has more to worry about than his bully brother in Kansas. Now he’s got to worry about people who can do math. Wichita State University’s Beth Clarkson (who is also chief statistician of WSU’s National...Show More Summary
Of all the problems of his own making that plague Kansas GOP Gov. Sam Brownback (like a state economy disintegrating under tax cuts for the rich, vice tax for the poor, and basic government services like public school districts that can’t pay their bills to keep the lights on and can’t pay teachers enough to [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
The brother of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is accused of terrorizing his neighbors, the Topeka Capital Journal reports. “Adversaries say he has woven a liquor-infused tapestry of fear colored by intimidation, abuse and lies. The saga features stalking, death [...]
Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s brother is reportedly living a completely lawless existence in one conservative county in the state, terrorizing his neighbors and openly flouting the law. According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, Jim Brownback is known by his neighbors and residents of...
Kansas educators have a bold, new plan to deal with the problems created by Gov. Sam Brownback (R): they're leaving.
The dysfunctional Medicaid privatization program championed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) known as KanCare continues to face public scrutiny and federal investigations into claims that patients experienced long waits and subpar care. Image:...Show More Summary
Late Tuesday afternoon, pro-life Gov. Sam Brownback made Kansas the 8th state to take action to address shocking revelations about organ and tissue procurement from abortion clinics. Tapes of two undercover stings of top abortionists from Planned Parenthood can be found here. Kansas follows Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana. The Governor issued […]
A Kansas man, taking advantage of the new law that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed just weeks ago, stopped the robbery
Kansas may not be able to keep its schools open, but it can fight the federal government on gay marriage and that’s just what Gov. Sam Brownback did Tuesday when he issued an executive order protecting church members and religious organizations from punishment for opposing gay marriage. Show More Summary
Kansas' Republican Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday issued an executive order allowing clergy members to refuse to perform marriages of same-sex couples and permitting the continued discrimination against people based on their sexual...Show More Summary
Bigotry can still triumph! Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback became the latest GOP governor Tuesday to issue a "religious refusal" executive order that protects individuals and groups with religious objections to same-sex marriage. Caitlin MacNeal...Show More Summary
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has, once again, done something to make life worse for people in his state in order to pander to his religious base. Yesterday, he issued an Executive Order in order to protect religious leaders from the evils of gay marriage. (Something they never had to worry about in the first place.)
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issues an executive order encouraging blatant discrimination against LGBT Kansans in the name of religion.
Yesterday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order that prevents the state from taking action against religious groups or members of the clergy if they refuse services to same-sex couples. The order followed confirmation from state agencies earlier in the day that the state will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — becoming the last state […]
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) issued an executive order “prohibiting state government from taking action against clergy members or religious organizations that deny services to couples based on religious beliefs,” the Wichita Eagle reports. “Among other things, the order is [...]
An order Brownback issued today likely means that service providers such as adoption agencies and homeless shelters could discriminate against same-sex couples and still receive state contracts. read more
Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday issued an executive order protecting the religious freedom of clergy and organizations that oppose same-sex marriage as his state moved to implement the law and recognize same-sex healthcare benefits. The order prohibits Kansas from discriminating...