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  • Kansas lawmakers want the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich

    Kansas lawmakers want the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich
    Wealthier Kansans are paying much less in taxes after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback overhauled the state's income tax a few years ago. Brownback and other Republican officials hoped that more generous policies would stimulate the economy, bringing more...
  • Quickly for April 21: 'Stuck in the middle without a voice'

    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. Wow. Another company moving to Gary with 300 jobs. I haven't seen this type of...
  • Rand Paul should care more about the rest of us

    Rand Paul should care more about the rest of us
    Rand Paul is a dangerous elitist — at best. Poor or disenfranchised people may or may not be as intelligent as Paul thinks himself to be. But there is a great possibility that among the disenfranchised exists a number of intellectually, though...
  • Call to consolidate commissaries, exchanges gaining momentum

    Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a...
  • Emily Badger: What Kansas gets wrong with welfare restrictions

    Poverty looks pretty great if you're not living in it. The government gives you free money to spend on steak and lobster, on tattoos and spa days, on — why not? — cruise vacations and psychic visits. Enough serious-minded people seem to think...
  • Stephen C. Smith: Gyrocopter pilot's protest shows revolution still alive

    Stephen C. Smith: Gyrocopter pilot's protest shows revolution still alive
    Revolution is still alive in America. On Wednesday, Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old mailman from Florida, flew a gyrocopter from Gettysburg Airport in Pennsylvania to the U.S. Capitol lawn. He did this not to deliver his tax return on time, but to deliver...
  • Brownback signs spectacularly punitive Kansas welfare bill

    Brownback signs spectacularly punitive Kansas welfare bill
    Brownback did it. Not satisfied with cratering his state's economy, cutting education budgets and rescinding long-established job protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday signed a punitive,...
  • New Kansas law bars welfare spending on alcohol, lingerie, tattoos

    New Kansas law bars welfare spending on alcohol, lingerie, tattoos
    A new Kansas law prevents welfare recipients from using their government funds to buy a long list of items and services, including concert tickets, tattoos, psychic visits and lingerie.  As the measure worked its way through the Legislature, state...
  • Quickly for April 15: 'Try mandatory voting and 6-week campaigns'

    Quickly for April 15: 'Try mandatory voting and 6-week campaigns'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. Just wondering, is anyone else getting repeat phone calls about a supposed back brace...
  • Fight for $15 rallies part-time college professors

    Fight for $15 rallies part-time college professors
    Wanda Evans-Brewer, who holds a doctorate in education, earned so little last year as an adjunct professor at Concordia University in River Forest — $27,000 — that she qualified for food stamps. "In my wildest dreams, I would never think I...
  • Chris Christie's big presidential idea: torch Social Security

    Chris Christie's big presidential idea: torch Social Security
    If there's any immutable rule in politics, it should be: beware of candidates who try to be "bold" merely for the sake of looking bold.  Chris Christie, trying desperately to keep his presidential hopes alive, wants to look bold, and he's not above...