Kansas City Politricks: Rep. Sharice Davids Lead 2nd Guessed & No Rest For Racists!?!

Apropos for #TBT . . . Madonna's 1990 Rock the Vote commercial was probably one of the more important and meaningful things she ever did with her campaign . . . It was cheeky, fun and not an over the top partisan effort.

Very much like all "youth vote" efforts . . . There wasn't much to it and it didn't generate a massive wave of turnout.

BUT . . . It was more productive than merely complaining.

And all of that leads us to a quick collection of overtly political news published mostly by sponsored blogs . . .

Check www.TonysKansasCity.com news gathering . . .

Doom For Progressive Enclave???

What's in store for Kansas City if Eric Schmitt is Missouri's next U.S. senator?

Eric Schmitt sued Kansas City over its mask mandate during the height of the pandemic. He sued St. Louis after it said it would use federal funds to help women travel to get abortions after Missouri banned them. And he filed a lawsuit to block student loan debt forgiveness..

Show-Me GOP Cash

Outside spending boosts Republicans in swing legislative races around Missouri * Missouri Independent

Democratic candidates in tough legislative races around Missouri were holding their own in fundraising against their Republican opponents heading into the campaign's homestretch. But the tide quickly turned.

Rock Chalk Chatter Crackdown

KU Law school says ADF discussion of the First Amendment is 'hate speech' - The Sentinel

Last week the University of Kansas student chapter of the invited the senior counsel and director of strategic engagement at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), to speak to KU Law students about the First Amendment's Establishment Clause.

Missouri Super Minority Doubt

Voters in northwest Missouri say they became Republicans because 'Democrats left us'

Making sense of the 6th - As Missouri has quickly swung from bellwether to deeply and reliably conservative, this series, a collaboration between St. Louis Public Radio, KCUR and the Midwest Newsroom, attempts to hear from voices on the ground in Missouri's 6th Congressional District, which spans the northern third of the state, to understand changes in the political landscape.


Feds paid nearly $1.2 million to study if poor sleep is caused by racism

(The Center Square) - The National Institutes of Health has issued more than a million dollars via taxpayer-funded medical research grants to find evidence that racism is to blame for poor sleep in minority communities. The funding was appropriated to Dr. Alexander Tsai, an associate professor at Harvard University who is conducting the research through Massachusetts General Hospital, where he works as a psychiatrist.

Trans Rules Debated

The bad faith behind Kansas' 'Fairness in Women's Sports' legislation - Kansas Reflector

After the International Olympic Committee asked the governing bodies of specific sports to draft regulations about transgender athletes, FINA, the organization responsible for administering aquatic competitions, drafted the most stringent rules to date regarding the participation of male-to-female transgender athletes.

Star Tacitly Admits Hackery

Is that big lead for Sharice Davids over Amanda Adkins just a polling mirage?

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Did you see the recent New York Times poll that gave Sharice Davids a whopping 14-point lead over Amanda Adkins in the Kansas 3rd Congressional District race? The number was astounding, and maybe a bit unbelievable. Davids beat Adkins by 10 points in 2020.

Rock Chalk Order Reconsidered

Kansas constitutional amendment on rules and regulations: Voters to decide Legislature power - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Kansas Livestock Association lobbyist Aaron Popelka spoke for 5,700 ranchers and farmers by supporting adoption of an amendment to the Kansas Constitution granting legislators new power to thwart rules and regulations developed by the executive branch. Popelka said industries subject to oversight by 13 state agencies needed an easy path to blocking rules and regulations viewed as onerous.

Show-Me Election Reassurance

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft: Missouri leads the country in election security ahead of Nov. 8 midterm elections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Amid lingering concerns about election integrity across the country, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says voters should have "great confidence" in the Show-Me State's Nov. 8 results. "Our office has made the decision that a good election is an election that has accessibility, security and credibility," Ashcroft told The Heartlander.

Progressive Warn Of Voter Fear

Concerns grow that voter intimidation could disrupt midterm elections * Missouri Independent

PHOENIX - The two outdoor ballot drop boxes in Maricopa County are both unassuming - secure metal boxes, about the size of blue mailboxes, located just outside county buildings. But in recent weeks, they've at times been monitored by volunteers with far-right organizations, prompted by former President Donald Trump's claims of widespread fraud and misinformation about drop boxes, according to lawsuits challenging their conduct.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.