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  • Veto protects workers, families

    Sam Brownback Governor of Kansas Since the pioneers moved westward across the country and settled this fertile ground, our state has always held a promise for those who came here — that through dedication and hard work your standing in life .

  • Unreasonable fear holds peril

    Bradley Galka Contributing Writer The politics of unreasonable fear is nothing new in the United States. During the 20th century the great bogeyman was the communist subversive. Among the most notable instances of mass hysteria in the previous century were .

  • On Bill Snyder, throat cancer and recovery

    Coach Bill Snyder’s announcement Monday he’s in treatment for throat cancer brings back personal memories to me that offer confidence he will bounce back as K-State football’s head man. My own throat cancer diagnosis nearly two decades .

  • MHS mascot as learning tool

    Bill and Frank Felber Contributing Writers With the recent appointment of a committee, the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education embarks on the second year of what has become at minimum a two year effort — the length of a full congressional term — .

  • What can be done about North Korea?

    Given President Donald Trump’s responses to Iran’s recent missile test, it would appear only a matter of time before we find ourselves facing down North Korea. Trump seems serious about responding to foes that violate U.N. or .

  • A student achievement crisis

    There are those who believe Kansas has a school funding crisis — even though spending exceeds $13,000 per student and continues to set records — but low student achievement continues to be the real crisis. It’s a shame that so much attention .

  • Free market essential for fuel

    Following the election of Donald Trump, farmers and the agricultural community in Kansas are wondering what the future holds. The president-elect has vowed to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory overreach and work to repeal laws like the .

  • Putin leaves Obama holding the bag

    I have followed the career of Vladimir Putin for at least 20 years, writing and speaking about the man and his politics. Although some observers may resent his approach to international politics, I have been impressed, even if I don’t .

  • A tale of three political parties

    Three-party politics is back in Kansas. The parties consist of moderate Republicans, conservative Republicans, and Democrats. Deals being made and leadership changes afoot all point to a new era — but the state’s problems remain daunting. In the race for .

  • The Russian navy has arrived ... sort of

    I will leave to others the discussion of who, including the Russians, managed to push the recent presidential election in one direction or another by their hacking of the other side’s communications apparatus. I say this for a couple .

  • Don’t block-grant SNAP

    “I haven’t eaten in three days,” a mother told me recently as I served a volunteer meal at the First United Methodist Church with some friends. “My SNAP benefits ran out and I fed all the food I could .

  • We needn’t fall for fake news

    I have a serious problem with Facebook. Facebook deals in appearance, illusion and fakery, and I don’t have time for that. It’s too bad. A few years ago, I wrote that it was a pretty cool way to .


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