Opinion: Sam Brownback Vetoes Republican Medicaid Expansion Legislation

"We have the ability to help people who truly need it the most. We have the ability to make a decision today that will save lives — potentially thousands.

Opinion: Kansas’ Brownback Slammed by Supreme Court a Third Time For Underfunding Schools

It seems completely illogical that the state can argue that a reduction in education funding was necessitated by the downturn in the economy and the state's diminishing resources and at the same time cut taxes further.

Chicago Rally Reveals Economic and Human Damage of GOP’s Real Motives and Hypocrisy in ACA Repeal

“What is the best way to decimate a community? Deny its people access to healthcare.”

“What is the best way to decimate a community? Shut down its largest employer.”

These questions were asked and answered by Tim Egan, CEO of Chicago’s Roseland Community Hospital, last Sunday, January 15, as he opened his comments at a rally to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) against the GOP’s ongoing efforts to repeal it. Hosted by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) at its Chicago headquarters, the rally included such heavy-hitting speakers as Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, among others who shared their personal testimonies of how the ACA has literally saved their lives and how its repeal would certainly put their lives in danger. read more

As The Kansas Economy Dies, Trump Appoints Gov. Sam Brownback As Advisor

In a normal political environment, a national candidate seeking a model of what their proposed policies would produce would certainly choose a winner. However, this is no more a normal political environment than an elephant is quantum-sized, and the state of Kansas is no more an economic winner than Donald Trump is a quiet and thoughtful deep thinker.

Kansas Republicans Employ Koch Propaganda To Abolish Public Schools

Kansas GOP calls public schools government schools to imply they indoctrinate children and interfere with individual's free choice.

Kansas Republicans Starting to Rebel Against ‘Trickle-Down’ Brownback

'If Governor Brownback won't reconsider any of the tax cuts, he will have to figure out for himself how to balance the budget."

Barely Alive, Kansas Public Schools On the Verge Of Brownback’s Death Blow

The Kansas bill creates private school savings and funding programs by diverting public education funding to private and religious schools

Rauner’s Illinois Portends America’s Disastrous Future Under GOP Rule: Part III of a Series Covering the Illinois Debacle

The GOP has given up on governing and instead dedicated itself to aggressively redistributing wealth to the top at the expense of the rest

GOP Tyranny As Brownback’s GOP On the Verge Of Nullifying Kansas’ Judiciary

Brownback's new ploy would make it possible for the Republican legislature to impeach any judge who goes against Republican dogma

Billions of Dollars in the Red, Louisiana Has Been Destroyed by Bobby Jindal

Starting a new job can be an exhilarating experience, especially when that new position is at the wishes and consent of millions of voters. However, for Louisiana’s new governor, John Bel Edwards (D), whatever exhilaration might exist at being chosen to run the state likely turned to fright and despair when he realized just how devastating was the severe budget crisis left him by his predecessor. It is an all-too-common story in America: a Republican administration inherits a surplus and directly sends the economy into free-fall by racking up colossal deficits, and then a Democrat has to spend their time and energy cleaning up what is always an economic disaster. read more

Republican Failures Are Distracting Voters Again With A Secret Weapon

Ohio’s John Kasich and Sam Brownback of Kansas are just the latest Republicans to use abortion to distract their residents from bad policies

Kansans Despise Gov. Sam Brownback’s Policies But They Voted For Him Anyway

Only 18 percent of Kansans are satisfied with Governor Sam Brownback, despite electing him twice to be their governor.

Note To Evangelical Republicans: This Is America, Love It Or Leave It

Evangelical Republicans hate America with religious passion because the Founding Fathers did not create a Christian theocracy

Kansas Issues $840 Million Debt Certificate To Cover Brownback’s Trickle Down Catastrophe

After a record-setting tax hike on the poor and middle class and truly Draconian social service cuts, the state is so broke that Brownback and Republicans had to resort to issuing a certificate of indebtedness to prevent the state from complete financial demise.

Dorothy is Wrong – We ARE in Kansas – And it Sucks

Not only have the wheels started to come off democracy everywhere Republicanism reaches, but they have sold the damn wheels.

Gov. Sam Brownback Will Eliminate Kansas’ Judiciary If It Fails To Rule In His Favor 

Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law that eliminates the state's entire judicial system if the Supreme Court rules against an 'administrative law' Brownback's Republicans passed to neuter the judiciary and end the state government's separation of powers.

Don’t Be Fooled Because Kansas Republicans Admit Trickle Down Is a Scam

Kansas' Republican legislators are all but admitting their precious trickle down experiment was not only a failure, it is a scam. In fact, although not quite stating "our only economic policy is a scam to enrich corporations and the wealthy," just admitting they have to raise taxes to plug gaping revenue holes and more recently, that income inequality is a problem in America, is just as good.

Kansas Republicans Finally Admit That Their Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Have Failed


With the state budget forecast to have a 400 million dollar shortfall, Kansas Republicans are finally acknowledging that the massive GOP tax cuts approved under Governor Sam Brownback have not generated the revenue Republican lawmakers promised. The right-wing Kansas Legislature is now contemplating the unthinkable — raising taxes to plug the budget hole. read more

Scott Walker’s Koch Economics Is Decimating Wisconsin

Kansas has received its share of attention for its epic trickle down failure typical of conservative economics, and it is duly warranted. However, the governor of Kansas has not been tapped by the Koch brothers as their preferred Republican presidential candidate for 2016. That distinction goes to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who has his state's financial demise keeping pace with Kansas for the top Republican economic failure.

With Koch Funding, Kansas Republicans Pass Nation’s First Abortion Procedure Ban

Kansas' religious Republicans are so intent on proving they will go to any length to protect a fetus that they passed legislation for the National Right To Life movement outlawing a medical procedure to ban abortions at 14 weeks after fertilization.