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Here’s a question brought to prominence by Thomas Frank’s 2004 book of the same name: What’s the matter with Kansas?

Frank considers the conservative political strategy in Kansas, his home state, which aims to get its citizens so riled up over social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage that they vote against their own economic interests, to the benefit of the Republican Party.

Of course, Kansas has no monopoly on misplaced priorities such as these, but its conservatism makes it an apt location for actions taken last December by the Kansas Board of Regents, the governing body for state higher education.

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