Trump’s Demand for Trade Reciprocity

By Hans Mahncke One effect of the election of Donald Trump as President has been a renewed interest in international trade rules. The current trade regime has been in place for around 70 years, first in the form of… Read More

Comey’s Higher Loyalty to Law

Lawyers learn the art of writing persuasive briefs to win cases, even when their heart does not support the facts of the case or the governing law. Writing, deliberately dissociated from personal beliefs, is a mind game for lawyers…. Read More

Most Hateful States in America

This commentary questions a common belief among many Americans that Southern states are more racist and bigoted than Northern states and Western states. In a highly unscientific survey conducted on adults and children here, I discovered that most of… Read More

Interconnectivity: Hate Crimes against Jews and Muslims

This commentary focuses on hate crimes motivated by religion and argues that American Jews and Muslims as the primary targets of religious hatred must cooperate to fight the hate menace. The commentary also argues that the provocateurs of religious… Read More

Deportation as a Crime against Humanity

Threats of deportation are evolving into a global phenomenon as nativism, racism, and xenophobia sweep the world. All over the world, nations are turning against “foreigners,” particularly against the most vulnerable populations such as refugees, migrant workers, and undocumented… Read More

Kansas Supreme Court Fights for Public Education Funding

Since 2010, Kansas is litigating the funding of K-12 public education. The Kansas Supreme Court has rendered four decisions repeatedly instructing the state legislature to provide adequate and equitable funding for Kansas public schools. In its latest decision of… Read More