R.J.'s RetortApr 06, 2020
An open letter to my pro-life friends
A lot has changed since Susan Wagle first bottled up every bill even remotely related to Medicaid expansion.
Given what has happened since, was it the right decision?
W(h)ither Mike Pompeo
My personal perspective and thoughts on the 72nd US Secretary of State.
That giant sucking sound
War on Intelligence
R.J,'s Legislative Agenda--A Call Center Bill of Rights w/Dr. Tanisha Ranger and Remembering Jerry Karr
Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Tanisha Ranger, some ideas on a Call Center Bill of Rights, and remembering the late Kansas Senate leader Jerry Karr.
R.J.'s Legislative Agenda... THIS TIME, IT'S PERSONAL! w/Dr. Tanisha Ranger
Studies in 12 countries around the world show a link between call center work and disorders such as depression and anxiety.
It's time to take action.
NEWS FLASH--You CAN walk and chew gum at the same time.
Too many members of the Kansas Legislature don't want to hear any ideas from constituents because they say they're going to be too busy with Medicaid expansion in the 2020 session.
The Legislature was designed to handle many issues at once in a 90-day session. So why don't they?
Election 2019--Some final thoughts
A live feed following the final results of Wichita local elections.
Election 2019--Every vote counts... and speaking of counting...
Some final thoughts on Election 2019--every vote counts... and speaking of counting.... answering your questions about the census amendment, an issue near and dear to my heart.
R.J.'s Legislative Agenda, Part 5: Medicaid Expansion--Confusing the Radical Right with the Facts; Plus, a Mayor's race update
Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning announced his Medicaid Expansion plan... it's better than we thought, but not as good as we need it to be.
Plus, we update the neverending story of the Wichita Mayor's race.
R.J.'s Retort Special Edition--The Neverending Story... errr, Mayor's Race
We had to do this special edition because, well, you-know-what happens--and in a Wichita mayoral race, lots of it.
The Mayor's Race--As the World Burns
Party like it's 2005! We have another write-in attempt to try and throw a monkey wrench into the November vote with three weeks left.
Don't be fooled!
R.J.'s Legislative Agenda, Part 4: 17th In Age, 46th In Protecting Older Workers--WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE???
Kansas is the 17th oldest state in the country, yet we are 46th in the protections afforded older workers. Since we'll never be a magnet for young people, we need to fix this.
Supporters of Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell are trying to turn this non-partisan election into a partisan fray by making himself a victim of Trumpian proportions.
Don't fall for it.
R.J.'s Legislative Agenda, Part 3: Suspended Reality
Too many cities and counties across America are too dependent on traffic fines to pay for local government.
The ACLU reports that it takes people 13 times longer to pay a traffic fine if your license is suspended--and there's a 51% chance it will cost you your job.
It's time to stop this Jim Crow-era practice.
Leave Me A Loan
What the "experts" who never attended college don't know about the student loan crisis from a Kansas perspective.