The final Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate took place on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. What were the highs and lows of the session? How would you assess both candidates' style and substance? Where does the campaign go from here? Can Trump still win? Is Clinton headed for a landslide victory? What about her Wiki-leaks issues? Is it possible for Trump to overcome the problems posed by women who claim he accosted them?
The U.S. Senate race in Missouri is said to be neck-and-neck in the polls with Secretary of State Jason Kander taking on incumbent Senator Roy Blunt. Both sides are running massive amounts of advertising with Blunt's spots attempting to tie Kander to a liberal agenda and Kander's ads depicting Blunt as an "insider" who is controlled by lobbyists and special interests. What are a couple of Kander's best talking points? What are Blunt's best talking points? Are the Kander ads with the rifle effective? How does the White House race affect the Missouri campaign? Will Blunt suffer from his support of Trump? Has Blunt been able to tie Kander to the Democratic Party's left-wing?
In his Sunday column, Steve Rose warns that there will likely be no major shift in Kansas tax policy even if more moderate Republicans and moderate-liberal Democrats are elected to the legislature. Rose met with Senate President Susan Wagle and left with the following conclusions, among others: 1) She will stay in power. 2) She views Governor Brownback as a "lame duck.' 3) She differs little with Brownback over tax policy. 4) She would view a state supreme court ruling mandating more money for education as a "suggestion," not an "order." Should we expect a "Better Kansas" as Wagle promises? Why not? Would a Supreme Court ruling be a suggestion and not an order, in your view?
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Mike Shanin’s been hosting Ruckus since the program’s debut in 1995 and in recent years, has also served as Managing Editor. A veteran Kansas City radio broadcaster, Shanin has worked as a talk show host, political analyst, news anchor and in management. Since leaving radio in early 2012, he’s done freelance pubic speaking and commercial radio and television projects. A graduate of both Northwest Missouri State University and Park University, Shanin’s academic emphasis was on Political Science, Social Science, and Public Administration. He served in the U.S. Army as a Broadcast and Information Specialist between1968 and 1970, stationed initially at Ft. McPherson, GA., and later with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. @MikeShanin
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