TOPIC 1: DIOCESAN DISPUTE!
The Bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese, Robert Finn, has refused to step down, despite intense criticism for his handling of child abuse and sexual misconduct allegations involving priests. Instead, Finn has appointed former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves to review policies and procedures to deal with such concerns.
TOPIC 2: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ELECTIONS?
Columnist Mike Hendricks writes that Johnson County has too few minorities in elective office. He notes that the minority population is about 18 percent; however, only one minority, a Latina, holds office.
TOPIC 3: NO COLOR LINE IN KC. MO.
Certainly, Kansas City, Missouri, and Jackson County have a number of minority elected officials. Among them, Kansas City Mayor Sly James.
TOPIC 4: NEWT-INY.
Sixteen staffers left the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign last week, apparently troubled by his wife’s influence on how and how often he campaigns. Gingrich says the aides are outmoded in their thinking about how presidential campaigns should be run. And he expects to prove them wrong.