Les Sillars

Les is a WORLD Radio correspondent and commentator. He previously spent two decades as WORLD Magazine's Mailbag editor. Les directs the journalism program at Patrick Henry College and resides in Purcellville, Va., with his family.

 Kathleen Sebelius (Associated Press/Photo by Orlin Wagner)

Shredded evidence

Abortion | Sebelius-directed Kansas agency destroyed key records in a criminal case against Planned Parenthood
by Les Sillars
Posted 10/25/11, 09:16 pm

A Kansas district judge Monday postponed a pre-trial hearing in the state's criminal case against Planned Parenthood after prosecutors revealed in court filings that Kansas health officials shredded documents related to felony charges the abortion giant faces.

In 2005, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment was under the direction of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a pro-abortion Democrat who now serves as secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration.

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Phill Kline (Associated Press/Photo by John Hanna)

'All a diversion'

Law | A Kansas ethics panel calls for Planned Parenthood prosecutor Phill Kline to lose his law license
by Les Sillars
Posted 10/20/11, 07:27 pm

Former Kansas attorney general Phill Kline is not surprised that a three-member state ethics panel recommended two weeks ago that his Kansas law license be suspended indefinitely. Kline spent six years investigating Planned Parenthood and late-term abortionist George Tiller, but a hostile legal establishment stonewalled his every move and then charged him with misconduct (see "Vengeance on the prairie," WORLD Magazine, May 21).

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Tim Kaine (kaineforva.com)

Tied, but not to Obama

Politics | Allen and Kaine tied for 2012 Senate race; Dems may not suffer much from Obama connection
by Les Sillars
Posted 9/26/11, 07:33 pm

With 14 months remaining until the 2012 election, Virginia's U.S. Senate race is a statistical dead heat. Republican George Allen leads Democrat Tim Kaine 42% to 39% with 19% undecided, according to a poll released today by The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College.

Virginia, which went for President Obama in 2008 but has a Republican governor, is a battleground state for 2012, important both for the presidency and control of the U.S. Senate. Kaine leads among moderates (52%-30%), but Allen leads among independents (42%-33%).

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