Author: Troy Frasier

Is Google Corrupting Washington?

Google. The search engine empire has dominated the internet for years and has gotten so big that it became its own phrase. When one searches something online, they “google” it. If you haven’t heard of or used Google products, and I mean this sincerely, how did you find this post? Because Google is everywhere. And if you live in Kansas City or any other city where Google Fiber is rolling out, it’s an especially ubiquitous presence. You cannot drive down the highway without seeing “bunny rabbit” cars and billboards saying “hi” to you. Unfortunately, recent revelations make it clear that...

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A Missouri Resident’s Perspective on Ferguson

I live in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. If the rest of the country thinks they are tired of hearing about Ferguson, believe me, it goes double for me. Every talk station, every newspaper, every news item seems to revolve around the chaotic race relations of a small town outside of St. Louis. Fears of riots breaking out here after the Ferguson trial announcement were especially prevalent among law enforcement and other officials. And when I heard that two officers were shot during a Ferguson protest I was especially interested and wanted to do my best to convey...

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The Embarrassing Results Of School Lunch Reform

In all cheesy school movies, there is in the inevitable scene where some kid yells “Food Fight!” and, before anyone knows it, the entire cafeteria is filled with flying globs of food. In Washington, there has been a metaphorical food fight over how to feed kids in public schools: political parties have been fighting over children’s lunches and how best to make them, despite their utter lack of qualifications for the job. The end result has, as you may have guessed, been extremely messy and left everyone hungry for real leadership. The cry of “food fight!” started in 2010, with the passage of...

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