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  • City raises stakes, questions in convention race

    City raises stakes, questions in convention race
    If you want to win an arms race, minor escalation is not the way to go. Only after President Ronald Reagan started developing a wildly expensive and impractical system to shoot down enemy missiles did the Soviet Union give up the Cold War.
  • Bush, Kerry hail ruling on Brown anniversary

    TOPEKA, Kan. - In separate speeches yesterday, President Bush and Sen. John Kerry hailed the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that outlawed state-sanctioned school segregation, but they also cautioned that the decision's full promise has not been...

    Case summary

    The suit Though universally known as Brown vs. Board of Education, the case was five separate suits challenging segregation - from South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Brown case in Kansas that the Supreme Court ordered argued...


    1857: The Dred Scott decision, written by Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney of Maryland, rules that black people cannot be U.S. citizens and have "no rights which the white man was bound to respect." 1865: After the Civil War, Southern state governments...

    Side-by-side, Kansas and Colorado governors offer test of strategies

    For two next-door neighbors, Kansas and Colorado have awfully little in common. Kansas is distinctly Midwestern, the spare flatness of the prairie relieved only occasionally by a small town or lonely farmhouse, the shrinking population mostly white,...