Thursday, May 28, 2015


  • Editorials | May 27, 2015

    Change will depend on Republicans

    The governor might not be deaf to petitions seeking change or invulnerable to petitions seeking his ouster, but blatantly political efforts such as the petition submitted last week won’t make much noise.


  • Letters | May 27, 2015

    We can’t expect others to always believe as we do

    In “Prometheus Rising,” Robert Anton Wilson talks a lot about belief systems. We all have them, we all believe things that may or may not be true.


  • Editorials | May 26, 2015

    Enjoy slower pace while it lasts


  • Editorials | May 25, 2015

    Rout at Ramadi renews war debate


  • Letters | May 25, 2015

    Cherry-picking federal programs is not good policy

    Sunday’s Mercury had a letter wondering how much federal money Gov. Sam Brownback has turned down that would have benefited Kansas. I also would like to see those figures.


  • Editorials | May 24, 2015

    A time to honor great sacrifice

    Memorial Day is upon us. As sacred an occasion as there is on our national calendar, Monday is a day for Americans to pause in honor of those who have died in service to our country.


  • Letters | May 24, 2015

    Brownback should stop refusing federal money

    It would be mighty interesting to know how much taxes Kansans in good faith have sent to our federal government but missed out on because, well, I don’t really understand why.


  • Columns | May 23, 2015

    Saudi snub of Obama sends troubling message

    In general, the United States is increasingly seen as an unreliable ally. This is important both for our allies and enemies. Our enemies do not fear us.


  • Editorials | May 22, 2015

    Maybe long break will spur action

    We’re ambivalent about the Kansas Legislature’s decision to take a long —  as in four-day — weekend before returning next Tuesday to take another crack at resolving the $406 million shortfall.


  • Columns | May 22, 2015

    Hope for Kansas in Paraguay?

    The Legislature cannot figure out how to plug a $406 million budget gap, and tax proposal after tax proposal keeps getting voted down.


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