In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Journalist, author, and blogger Bud Norman joins Bob to discuss the local newspaper, Donald Trump, and the Kansas governor contest. Continue reading WichitaLiberty.TV: Author Bud Norman
There is a new conservative blog in Kansas, Cold Friday. It describes its goal as “to provide thoughtful opinions on current events and the moral issues of the day.” Continue reading New Kansas blog: Cold Friday
This week on WichitaLiberty.TV: Danedri Herbert, also known as Gidget Southway, visits Wichita and WichitaLiberty.TV. Continue reading WichitaLiberty.TV: Gidget Southway, or Danedri Herbert
A former Wichita mayor wonders what happened to Wichita’s water supply. Then, meet Gidget, a Kansas blogger I think you will enjoy. Finally, how can you use your smartphone to help candidates and causes? Continue reading WichitaLiberty.TV: Wichita’s missing water, sales tax, Gidget, smartphone activism
In debates over public policy, words matter. But readers recognize that words represent the opinion of the writer, and as such can be incorrect, misinformed, or simply stating a preference that the reader may disagree with. Continue reading In Kansas, Community Bridge Blog lies — in photographs
If online political activity has any value, Kansas Republicans aren’t providing much. Many Kansas Republican websites and online outreach efforts are stale and lagging behind in providing timely and quality information. Continue reading Kansas Republican online efforts lag
Kansas Watchdog reporting at Kansas Senate decides who is press and who is not may have caught the eye of Topeka radio talk show hosts Raubin Pierce and Megan Mosack, as they invited me to appear on their show today to talk about my inability to obtain press credentials at the Kansas Senate. Continue reading Kansas alternative media senate access discussed on WIBW
In Kansas, alternative media outlets like this blog can’t get the same level of access that traditional media has in the Kansas statehouse. My post Kansas alternative media shut out of legislative access gives details. Continue reading In Anaheim, I am the press
Bob Weeks discusses the difficulty of alternative media obtaining press credentials at the Kansas Legislature. From the KPTS public affairs television program Kansas Week on June 26, 2009. Continue reading Kansas alternative media discussed on Kansas Week
Referring to an article on the Drudge Report, a local Wichita blogger writes “According to this report on June 24th 2009 the ‘Free Press’ died without a whimper. It rushed head long into suicide.” Continue reading Journalism’s obituary, in advance
Jason Croucher, writing in the Kansas Jackass blog, says that we’re spending trillions on the Iraq war and little domestically. Is this really the case? Continue reading Kansas blogger prone to exaggeration
That’s not quite accurate, as Croucher himself says he doesn’t like paying taxes. Instead, the post seems to argue that we have to pay taxes because they’re there, and we don’t know whether they’re too high, and anyway, we can’t identify and agree on what is waste, so let’s just pay. Something like this, anyway. But there are a few problems with this post that deserve discussion. Continue reading We really don’t know what Kansas taxes should be — except lower
Kansas news reports and blogs are still trying to decide who won last week’s showdown between Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Republican legislative leaders. GOP message lost in drama provides an example.
But as reported on this blog (Sebelius’ Proposed Cuts Not Likely Enough, Kansas Governor Not Facing Reality of Budget Crisis) and in other places, this crisis was solely of the Governor’s own making. Continue reading Kansas budget drama unnecessary
At the Kansas Meadowlark, Earl Glynn has an article that illustrates some of the difficulties that researches face when working with voter data. I haven’t done nearly as much of this as Earl has, but I can tell you there have been times when I’ve been quite frustrated with voter data that I’ve received. I’ve had to spend time manipulating data in order to get it into useful formats.
Through several methods, including excessive tweeting and plain old gumshoe work, the identity of the anonymous blogger Kansas Jackass was deduced. Continue reading Kansas Jackass spotted at Kansas days
The Kansas Meadowlark is covering a case before the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission that has free speech implications. The Meadowlark’s report is First Amendment Defense Thorny Issue for Ethics Commission. Continue reading First Amendment Defense Thorny Issue for Kansas Ethics Commission
Recently a Kansas blog covered a political event and wrote this in a post titled Defending America Summit Brought out the Wingnuts:
Stephen Ware, Professor at the University of Kansas Law School:
“What’s unusual about Kansas is about how little the people’s wishes matter. There are no checks and balances in the judicial selection process.” Continue reading What impact do Kansas voters have on judges?
A blogger in Kansas has an issue with a talk given by Jonah Goldberg at Americans For Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream Summit in Wichita.
As it turns out, the basis for the criticism is …, well, let the speaker himself explain. See the post titled Well-Named. Continue reading And the basis for your criticism is?
Sarah Scrafford has produced a very useful list: The Top 100 Libertarian Blogs. I’m happy to report that my blog, The Voice For Liberty in Wichita, made the cut.
Continue reading Top 100 libertarian blogs. I’m in.
My page of coverage of the general election for Wichita and the surrounding area is available. Click here to view it. I don’t think I have all the candidate websites listed yet, so if I’m missing any, please send it to me though the contact page. I’d prefer an email message rather than a comment. Continue reading Wichita and Kansas General Election Coverage