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GREAT BEND, Kan. - At this point in the First District Republican Congressional race, Dr. Jim Barnett looks to be the front runner. And it's mostly because his TV ads are so good.

It's hard to not like a small town physician, raised on a farm, who appears to be interested in listening, not talking. His sign off line "How about you"? is brilliant. The good doctor wants to know what you think.

TV is one thing. But direct mail, personal contacts, and yard signs go a long ways, too. And Tracey Mann of Salina has the best direct mail, and the best-looking yard signs in lots of locations. His yard signs looks similar to the Moran yard signs---same color and font, and both names start with an "M" and end with an "N." Mann? Moran? Pretty similar.

Tea Party GOP

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BASEHOR, Kan. - In this month's Harper's magazine, the magazine's Washington editor, Ken Silverstein, puts together a scary picture of what right-wing Republican, Tea Party, no-taxes governance in action looks like.

Look no farther than Arizona.

LAWRENCE, Kan. - After listening to as much right-wing talk-radio as I can stand and having endless arguments with hardcore Republicans in person and over the Internet, I have now established what it means to be a REAL American patriot. And boy, have I been totally wrong about what it means to be a good American! Just in case any of my fellow pinko-commie-bleeding-heart liberals have also been confused about what it means to be a REAL American patriot, let me clear things up for you.

Being a REAL patriot means that you get a job and you work your ass off until the day you die. You don't ever, ever, EVER apply for unemployment or welfare, because that is pure communism. If you're out of a job for awhile and you lose your house and have to live in your car, you can go wash up at the corner gas station, pull yourself up by your own darn bootstraps and start over. This is America, where opportunities are boundless.

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