Sam Brownback

Opinion: The Possibilities for Biden’s Vision to Overcome Trump’s Division

President-elect Joe Biden campaigned aspirationally on a vision of uniting a country many see as severely, if not hopelessly, divided.…

2 years ago

Opinion: The GOP’s Hypocritical Assault on States and the American People

Last May 15, the House passed a sweeping $3 trillion relief package that would provide another round of stimulus checks…

3 years ago

Opinion: Betsy DeVos’ Uses Pandemic to Intensify GOP Assault on States

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has fit right in with the Trump administration, treating her government position as opportunity to enrich…

3 years ago

Opinion: Kansas and Kentucky Show Support For Public Education: A Key For 2020 Democrats

Back in 2004, Thomas Frank’s book What’s the Matter with Kansas? elevated the state as the textbook case of how…

3 years ago

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…

6 years ago

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…

6 years ago

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…

6 years ago

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…

6 years ago

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.

7 years ago

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…

7 years ago

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

7 years ago

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…

7 years ago

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

7 years ago

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…

7 years ago

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…

7 years ago

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.

7 years ago

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

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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.

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Stealing Is From Welfare Recipients To Enrich Banks

Brownback's Republicans have imposed an inordinately cruel measure to steal taxpayer money from welfare recipients and hand it to the…

8 years ago

Bully Sam Brownback Stomps On The Poor While Living Off Of His Wife’s Millions

The Kansas legislature is about to pass a bill that is a piece of paper-hate directed at the poor. Hate…

8 years ago

Another Blue State Outperforms A Typical Koch Fueled Red State Failure

Republicans claim businesses love and demand the conservative economic agenda, but according to states like California and Minnesota that is…

8 years ago

GOP Governors Slash Education To Grow Their Ignorant Base 

Because Republicans depend on "the widespread ignorance of objective reality," their fascist threat to democracy is only succeeding due to…

8 years ago

The Koch Agenda Brings Pain And Woe To People In Republican Controlled Red States

Because they own most of the Republican state's governors and legislatures, it is there that the Kochs' ideology is doing…

8 years ago

Supply Side Nightmare As Bobby Jindal Pushes Louisiana Into The Fiscal Abyss

Bobby Jindal's Louisiana is facing a 1.6 billion dollar budget shortfall next year, and comparable deficits for the years to…

8 years ago

How Koch-Republican Governors Rob Pensions And Slash Wages

Since most Americans are not like the Kochs, Republicans came up with a devious plot to garner support for taking…

8 years ago

The Republican Cult of the Penis Has Replaced Christianity

The GOP has concocted a religion that has nothing to do with Jesus and everything to do with what you…

8 years ago

Anti-Tax Republican Governors Are Raising Taxes On The Poor and Middle Class

Even though most Republican governors are wary of going all-in on tax cuts for the rich and corporations like trickle-down…

8 years ago

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Is Stealing More From Children And Retirees To Fund Tax Cuts

Brownback's latest trickle down approach to make up for gross revenue shortfalls "crippling the state's finances" include cutting classroom funding…

8 years ago

Despite Kansas’ Continuing Economic Disaster, Sam Brownback Promises To Abolish Taxes

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback touted his trickle down tax cutting experiment would produce a bonanza in jobs, revenue, and economic…

8 years ago

Kansas Tea Party Experiment Fails As Brownback Supports New Tax Hikes

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's attempt to make his state a model for Tea Party governance has ended in abject failure.

8 years ago

Thieving Republicans Robbed Americans In Their First Week Controlling Congress

It is amazing that Republicans who could not pass any legislation last year, spent the first four days of the…

8 years ago

GOP’s First Step To Inflict Kansas Economic Woes On America

There is nothing as evil, mean-spirited, and pathetic as a mature adult who sees firsthand that something is inherently dangerous…

8 years ago

2nd Court Slams Brownback For Underfunding Education To Expedite Kochs’ Tax Cuts

  Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, Americans should brace themselves for a serious Koch-style assault on revenue…

8 years ago

The Koch Wall Street Crusade To Rob Pensions Is Underway

This is the class war billionaire Warren Buffet admitted his class was winning, and if any American doubted that the…

8 years ago

Paul Ryan Plans A CBO Rubber Stamp For Trickle Down Disaster

Paul Ryan is quietly working behind the scenes to make sure the next head of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO),…

8 years ago

The Significant Role That Stupidity Played in Republicans Winning Control of Congress

The sad fact is that the stupidity that drove the results of the midterms is not reserved to the Republican…

8 years ago

Republican Georgia Senate Candidate Wants To Prosecute Obama For His Success

According to Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue, his only reason for serving is to prosecute Democrats and President Obama…

8 years ago

Lack of Integrity Drives Support for Corrupt Republicans

Dutifully, Republicans have stepped up to meet their base's demand to be corrupt, and dishonest, and it is evident in…

8 years ago

Do Not Let Republican Candidates Hide Their Extremism These Midterms

Scott Walker, Sam Brownback, Rick Perry, Rick Snyder, and others, are ideological and religious extremists, and their hate, win or…

8 years ago

Mitch McConnell Admits Republicans Want Kansas’ “Conservative Hell” Enacted Nationally

McConnell is anxious to lead the Senate and join House Republicans in enacting Brownback's Koch brother model at the national…

8 years ago

Scott Walker Joins the Republican Crusade Denigrating Americans’ Work Ethic

During a debate with his Democratic gubernatorial opponent last week, Koch loyalist Scott Walker took the time to insult Wisconsin…

8 years ago

Kansas Is a Portent of Republican Medicare Privatization Disaster

Democrats have a living, breathing example of privatizing Medicare, and frankly everything in the Path to Prosperity budget, that has…

8 years ago

GOP Takes One On The Chin As Kansas Court Rules Dems Don’t Need To Name Senate Candidate

A Kansas district court ruled on Wednesday that the Democratic Party does not need to name a Senate candidate to…

8 years ago

Sam Brownback Insults Kansas Voters By Treating Them Like They Are Gullible and Stupid

It is beyond dispute that Republicans take advantage of their supporters' stupidity, and Brownback must believe Kansas voters are the…

8 years ago

Conservative Poll Shows Republican Senator Pat Roberts Down By Five Points In Kansas Race

The chest-thumping and boasting that we heard from the GOP earlier in the year about the likelihood of the party…

8 years ago

Republican Economic Policies Are Creating a Downgrade Frenzy In States Across The Country

The pattern is unmistakable; Republicans are ill-prepared to manage finances or an economy whether it is at the state or…

8 years ago

Keeping Their Voters Stupid Keeps Republicans Elected

Over the past six years after every election, a relatively common question is why do so many Americans dependably vote…

8 years ago

Kansas Ready To Dump GOP Governor As Democrat Is Up 6 Points On Sam Brownback

Democrat Paul Davis leads Republican Sam Brownback 47-41 in the latest poll, as voters express their dismay with Brownback's policies.

9 years ago

Liberal States Outperform Conservative Ones as Republicans Push More Trickle Down

It is beyond question that after over thirty years, the Republican "trickle down" economic experiment continues providing the same empirical…

9 years ago

Missouri GOP Shows a Special Degree of Stupid By Passing Kansas’ Worst Tax Cuts In the Country

Missouri Republicans are stupider than congressional Republicans because they carefully studied Kansas Republicans' economic policies that created a budget nightmare…

9 years ago

Another Republican Down as FBI Investigates Lobbyists Close To Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

The FBI investigating a lobbying firm that is close to Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for running a pay to…

9 years ago

Voters say Republican Governor Sam Brownback is ‘What’s the Matter with Kansas’

A new PPP poll finds that voters disapprove of Sam Brownback's job performance. He trails Democrat Paul Davis in his…

9 years ago

Kansas Senate Comes To It’s Senses And Nixes Extreme Anti-Gay Legislation

The Kansas Senate decided on Friday that they would kill the legislation that was passed earlier this week by the…

9 years ago

Kansas Republicans Violate The Constitution By Passing Anti-Gay Segregation Law

The Kansas House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a piece of legislation crafted to legalize anti-gay segregation under the guise…

9 years ago

Tea Party Mantra; Save the Embryo, Forget About the Children

In the wake of Rmuse's story about heartless Republican cuts in the House a closer look at what young 'life'…

9 years ago

Kansas Could Turn Blue as Democrat Leads Republican Gov. Sam Brownback by 4 Points

The Republican Party is so damaged that even in deep red state Kansas, Republican Governor Sam Brownback is trailing Democrat…

9 years ago

Republicans Shred the Constitution By Passing Unconstitutional Nullification Laws

Republicans are taking steps to shred the Constitution they claim to love and declare they were laws unto themselves by…

10 years ago

Republicans Use Their Power to Establish State Religion and Steal Individual Rights

There are those who say the mood of the nation toward gays and women's rights are changing for the better,…

10 years ago

The New Republican Class War: State Tax Hikes on the Poor to Fund Tax Cuts for the Rich

The new front in the Republicans class war is just getting underway as governors are proposing new tax schemes that…

10 years ago

Backed by a Failed Economic Theory, Republicans Turn to Religious Extremists

Republicans have enlisted religious fanatics to forward their dangerous agenda by instilling fear that Democrats are waging a war on…

11 years ago