Violence is the symptom, and inequality is the disease

BY PHIL GLYNN, Special to The Kansas City Star, August 21, 2018  At least 39 people have been shot in Kansas City in August. Our city has suffered at least 16 killings this month, and 86 so far this year. In 2017 we lost 150 to homicide. Neighborhood leaders, families, police, prosecutors and clergy are on the front lines. They’re …

What Some Early, High-Quality Polls Can Tell Us About The Race For The House

JUL. 20, 2018, AT 5:43 AM By Nathaniel Rakich and Dhrumil Mehta Filed under Pollapalooza FIVETHIRTYEIGHT If you’re anything like me, you get inordinately excited every time you see a tweet from @MonmouthPoll.1 Not only is Monmouth University’s polling operation one of only six pollsters with an A+ grade in FiveThirtyEight’s pollster ratings, but it’s also great about polling elections that otherwise don’t get much attention. This week, Monmouth released a poll …