TOPIC 1: A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCH
Writing in the Star, Henry Bloch (H&R Block) calls for a balanced approach to the federal budget and tax policy. Noting that he’s a registered Republican, Bloch defends the idea of raising tax rates on the wealthy.
TOPIC 2: A WIDENING GAP
New Pew Center research says the gap in wealth between whites and minorities (namely blacks and Hispanics) continues to widen.
TOPIC 3: EASTWARD HO!!
News accounts indicate that now some businesses are moving into Kansas City, Missouri, from Johnson County. On the “eco-devo” war front, Mayor James says these developments result from changes at City Hall.
TOPIC 4: PROBABLY NOT THE GREATEST GENERATION.
The under 30s, dubbed the “Millenials,” voted in large numbers for President Obama in 2008. New studies show that white members of that generation are now moving toward the GOP.