Remembering Kansas’ own Bob Dole: Will we see his like again?

Senator Bob Dole

Remembering Kansas’ own Bob Dole: Will we see his like again? by Ron Smith, Kansas Reflector December 6, 2021 The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Ron Smith is a fifth-generation Kansan, a […]

Removing sales tax on food creates a mess — why not add tax holidays instead?

Grocery Isle

Removing sales tax on food creates a mess — why not add tax holidays instead? by Ron Smith, Kansas Reflector November 27, 2021 The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Ron Smith is […]

CRT Is Not Ban-ible

Gavel, US Constitution, and US Flag

John Micek’s June 4, 2021 column in my local newspaper was, “Fight Over Critical Race Theory Hits the Statehouse.”  My classical liberalism background tells me this is a form of First Amendment blasphemy.  At least it should be. Because journalists are not getting enough constitutional law in their J-schools, those like Micek often step into […]

Illegal Hunting of Mallard

Mallard Hunting

Illegal Cancel Culture Hunting!! They have shot Mallard Fillmore. The cowards. The wonderfully conservative and a funny comic strip by Bruce Tinsley has been shot by the Gannett Newspapers. Cancel cultured. We’re not sure whether Tinsley received a last cigarette before he was blindfolded and stood against the wall. The barbarians. The Gannett’s brass, idiots […]

We Are All Americans.

Dean Halliday Smith Holding Coffee Cup

It cracks me up to see all the “firsts” in Washington whenever there is a change of administrations. President Biden, heading the Dimmicrats, has to show the Raypooblicans and the Swamp Critters that his group of advisors, the cabinet, are all different colors and shapes and genders. Let’s just hope they are good advisors. I’m […]

No Poop In zer Vite Haus, Please

The White House

Are you watching the transformation of the White House Press Corps without Trump to kick around anymore? Joe Biden has a dog problem.  Since the election, Americans have learned President Biden likes dogs.  Big dogs.  They brought two dogs with them to the White House. One of them, Major, is turning into a major problem […]

My 21st Century Restoration of the Blog

Civil War Theater Map - Including Fredericksburg Virginia

Hello!  How are things?  Glad to have you reading this blog on a day you could have spent doing other things but, hey, here you are. Because I don’t tweet, I blog.  Tweeting is twitter and Jonah Goldberg writes, ““Twitter is like someone took the practice of blogging, put it in a centrifuge, and reduced […]

Lawyering on Grounds of General Intelligence

Dean Halliday Smith *PN in Office

My next novel (which as rodeo announcers say is, “in the chute,”) is a frontier lawyer mystery whodunit.  Without giving away the plot, let me give away part of the plot. Most westerns feature the cowboy as the self-reliant loner who comes along in time to save a town from marauding outlaws, like Shane with […]