Somewhere, over the rainbow, a blog is born. A blog for Kansas. A blog for America. A blog by a reporter with a difficult-to-pronounce last name. But most importantly, a blog that is AMERICA'S ONLY PLACE dedicated to the vital intersection of politics and Sunflowers. The Heartland gods nod in wise approval.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004


Todd Tiahrt's back, but not like before, after his son's suicide in July. Don't know yet whether or not he got to play basketball.

Meanwhile, the expired assault-weapons ban has started a political brushfire in KS-3, with Rep. Dennis Moore demanding that GOP opponent Kris Kobach turn back a contribution from Gun Owners of America, whose leader has spoken to white supremacist and militia groups. Kobach's keeping the money, but expect bullets to keep flying. Nancy Boyda's echoing assault-ban concerns in her race against incumbent Rep. Jim Ryun.