Tag Archives: Yael Abouhalkah

Hearne: Shelly’s ‘Frankenstein’ Routine Getting Old @ Star

To be honest, I don’t spend much time pouring over what’s left of the Kansas City Star opinion section… Never did really. Except in the early 1990s when writers like Yael Abouhalkah loomed fairly large in helping shape local political opinion – or so … Continue reading

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Steele: Reverend Cleaver, “Repent” Thyself

“My hope is that they will come out tomorrow and repent,” the right reverend Emanuel Cleaver told his fellow reverend Al Sharpton last week… The “they” in question are Republicans. Apparently, they need to “repent” for criticizing Obama. Repentance begins … Continue reading

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Sutherland: Crime & Punishment on Grand Boulevard

I’ve noticed over the years that local opponents of capital punishment are usually very quiet when some horrific crime occurs here… In the last few years there have been a number of local murders, in particular, that are so shocking … Continue reading

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Sutherland: Waving My Freak Flag High -or- Nothing’s the Matter With Kansas

“White collared conservative flashing down the street                   Pointing their plastic finger at me                  They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die      … Continue reading

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Hearne: Woe Be to the KC Star if it Loses Sam Mellinger

In journalism – as in most businesses – everybody is is expendable… In the case of the Kansas City Star, one need only flash back six years to when frontline columnists Joe Posnanski, Jason Whitlock and myself were practically the face of the … Continue reading

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