Some Republicans want their party to stop bashing poor people as lazy and undeserving of public assistance. Sam Brownback, the conservative governor of Kansas, doesn’t appear to be one of them. Brownback and his allies are in the middle of a major fight over Medicaid, the government-run health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Show More Summary
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been a vocal opponent of marriage equality along with his attorney general, Derek Schmidt, who unsuccessfully represented the state in federal court in 2014. Then, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...Show More Summary
A proclamation signed this morning by Gov. Sam Brownback kicks off a month-long initiative designed to prepare residents for natural disasters. Or the walking dead.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will announce the beginning of “Zombie Preparedness Month” for his state on Wednesday, the Wichita Eagle reported. “If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything,” Brownback said in a statement. Brownback said that while...
If AMC’s "The Walking Dead" ever becomes a reality, Kansas may be the only state ready for the zombie apocalypse. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) will sign a proclamation on Wednesday designating October as “Zombie Preparedness Month” in the state. Show More Summary
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will officially declare October "Zombie Preparedness Month" at an official ceremony on Wednesday.
A real voter guide would include examples of what happens when Republicans actually implement their crazy economic policies -- like Sam Brownback in Kanas. Via the Kansas City Star: During his re-election campaign, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last August pledged to add 100,000 new private sector jobs in his second term. That’s an average of 2,000 jobs a month. [...]Show More Summary
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Republicans at the state level have altered their tactics from bemoaning "activist judges" to stacking the deck to make sure that any activism state judges do complies with their own political wishes. Some examples...Show More Summary
The most incredible, embarrassing nonsense you may not have even heard about is going on in the otherwise great state of Kansas, thanks to their extremist rightwing Republican legislature and Governor Sam Brownback. Plus: Rain in LA; Rightwing Aussie PM ousted; GOPers for climate action; Liberty U. students respond to Sanders...
Rachel Maddow reports on the latest threat of damage to the Kansas state government at the hands of radical Republicans led by Governor Sam Brownback, in...
Must- and Should-Reads: Robert Reich: [What Happened to the Moral Center of American Capitalism?](http://robertreich.org/post/128336881225) Yael T. Abouhalkah: [Woeful new jobs figures should embarrass Govs. Sam Brownback and Jay Nixon](http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article28005712.html)...Show More Summary
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