Diabetes Didn’t Challenge My Masculinity, It Defined It

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My diagnosis would not hold me back. The question quickly shifted from “Why me?” to “What next?”

They want Everyone to Vote, Except You, You and You!


Democracy only works when most people vote and participate. Voting should be encouraged, facilitated, easy, and free from coercion and fraud.

Tax Cuts Don’t Always Work


The Republican agenda of massive tax cuts for the wealthy no matter what is leading to fiscal disaster in Kansas.

The Long Road of Jewish Racialization

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The historical ideologies of anti-Jewish prejudice from the 15th century to the Overland Park, Kansas Murders.

Dear Kansas

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Greg Correll believes that Kansas proposed new law on corporal punishment will sanction and increase child abuse. Here’s why.

Whack-a-Child. But Not More Than 10 Times!


Kansas State Rep Gail Finney is pushing for a law that will allow parents and other adults of the parent’s choosing to strike their child up to 10 times. I can’t make this stuff up.

Kansas Legislature Attempts to Legalize Discrimination By Declaring War on Marriage


Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on the limits of tolerance in the context of the Kansas bill that would legalize discrimination against same-sex couples.

Living Life With a Sense of Awe


Teaching gratitude, not “thank you”.

NEW REPORT: Suicides Up 30% in Kansas After State Cuts Mental Health Funding

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There is abundant evidence that economic despair propagates mental health problems—particularly among men.

Duck Dynasty: Bigger Than Jesus?


While shopping at a Christian bookstore, N.C. Harrison encounters a cardboard cutout of Uncle Si from the Duck Dynasty show that dwarfs a similar cutout of Jesus Christ…and quickly realizes that this makes perfect sense.

My Hometown by Default: A Life Spent in Culture Shock


Life as a missionary kid left Nate Owens without a hometown and longing for stability, bouncing between small Midwest towns and countries overseas.

Court Clerk Fired For Helping Inmate Secure DNA Test That Proved His Innocence

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Robert Nelson spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and would still be there if a 70-year-old court clerk had not broken the rules to help him.

There’s No Superman in Man of Steel


It’s a decent action/sci-fi movie… but Superman doesn’t appear in it.

Kansas House Passes ‘Sweeping’ Anti-Abortion Bill

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The new measure declares life begins “at fertilization.”

Bring on One and Done

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Liam Day explains why the “one-and-done format” in the NCAA Tournament is the most exciting way for it to be done.

An Unruly Boxer Stresses a Marriage


New parents neglect the dog to messy consequences.