Today’s News Digest starts with Cato Institute’s “Chart of the Day”, followed by blog postings, news items, and tweets. Feature How has increased federal spending helped education test scores since 1970? This chart from Andrew J. Coulson, director of Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, answers that.
The most interesting story I found today was a video about spiders on the Lawrence-Journal World’s web site with commentary from a spider expert. This brought back fond memories of taking pictures of an orb weaver spider in my backyard about this time of year several years ago. Of course, my family thought I was [...]
Notice: In early 2005 I experimented with a Kansas Meadowlark News Digest, which was somewhat similar to the well-done Kansas Clips produced by Rob McKnight about a decade ago. But creating such a daily digest as an evening hobby took too much time, and was abandoned after a few months. My “day” job now involves [...]
Today I’m announcing the Kansas Meadowlark will no longer contain “investigative research on Kansas government and politics” and that future articles will appear on a new web site, the KansasWatchdog.org. For the last five years as the Kansas Meadowlark I’ve attempted to publish political money stories, non-profit stories, and other information often ignored by the [...]
Look for an announcement tomorrow.
Memories of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 are still quite vivid for many, including me. That day with the morning sun in my eyes I made a mistake and turned on Wornall instead of Holmes while driving in Kansas City. I wasn’t on my normal path to work and that was the first time [...]
[Updated Sept 13] According to a Show-Me Institute Policy Pulse blog post about 2500 attended the United We Stand — Freedom Fest at Theis Park in Kansas City on Saturday. Participants were from both Missouri and Kansas. See videos of the event below.
A fun Labor Day weekend activity is to watch the high-power rockets as they are launched by Kloudbusters as part of their AIRFest weekend near Argonia, about an hour’s drive southwest of Wichita. I have not been to this event in eight years, and it has expanded a lot since my last visit. I need [...]
The Kansas Meadowlark site was hacked in the last day and most internal links were not working during much of Saturday. The problem seems to be related to the recent warning about a worm hacking WordPress blogs. While the problem was fixed and the site appears to be back to normal without any adverse effects, please [...]
The Health Care for America Now! (HCAN) web site announced a Health Care Can’t Wait Rally at 5th and Minnesota in Kansas City, KS from 6 to 7 PM tonight, which was near Congressman Dennis Moore‘s Office in Wyandotte County. HCAN’s event page said “our partners are making sure Congress hears from voters all across [...]