Do you want to become a more effective citizen journalist to keep your local government more accountable? If you do, I will be hosting investigative journalism workshops as part of the Kansas City Post-Party Summit to be held this Friday and Saturday May 7-8 in Kansas City. If you are not interested in citizen journalism, [...]
Are Kansas Courts overstepping their bounds in a freedom of the press case? Claire O’Brien, a Dodge City Globe reporter, learned details from an interview with a murder suspect. Ford County attorney Terry Malone wants to force her to reveal her sources: From today’s Hutchinson News: Dodge City reporter is fined for court no-show From today’s Pittsburg [...]
[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.
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 [...]
My understanding of Overland Park police crowd tactics is to keep opposing political groups on opposite sides of the street and away from intersections. They try to keep opposition groups separated diagonally by an intersection whenever possible. The police try to keep traffic moving – and slow traffic has almost caused accidents during recent rallies [...]
We’ve all seen pictures on TV from Town Hall meetings and the debate over health care. In our area, Congressman Dennis Moore refuses to hold such a Town Hall meeting over security concerns, but two other Kansas Congressmen running for the U.S. Senate have or will have Town Hall meetings. In June Congressman Jerry Moran [...]
Recent video of former Kansas Governor and now HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter in front of a group of concerned citizens in Philadelphia has been cited as “orchestrated outrage” by some such as Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. Possibly to avoid any confrontation with concerned citizens who have read the proposed health [...]
Frustrated that the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission took no action on a complaint, last August Kris Van Meteren talked to the press explaining some details in his complaint. But, Kansas law currently gags someone after filing an ethics complaint — even after the Commission fails to act — and Van Meteren was fined $7500 for [...]
On a hot, 97-degree afternoon, almost 50 Modern Day Patriots from the Kansas City Tea Party met yesterday near the Johnson County Courthouse to protest the increased taxes, loss of jobs, and increased regulations in the “Cap and Trade” bill passed by the U.S. House on Friday.
A group of more than 60 protesters met outside the KMBC‘s studios in Kansas City to promote free market health care, and protest the ABC special “Prescription for America” being aired tonight. The group was made up of modern day patriots from the Kansas City Tea Party and the Kansas City Area 9.12 Project. General [...]