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  • OP-ED | Freedom Caucus blows its chance to govern

    Marc A. Thiessen Special to the Washington Post A few days before the House Freedom Caucus brought down the American Health Care Act, Rep. Mark Meadows laid out the stakes for his group: “This is a defining moment for our .

  • Poland increasingly at odds with EU

    Only someone who has lived in Poland and dealt extensively with Poles could hope to understand the current political battle involving the Polish government and the election of Poland’s former president, Donald Tusk, as president of the European Council. .

  • Abuse not unique to military

    Bill Shea Contributing Writer The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday, March 12, published a Dallas Morning News editorial regarding military harassment. It expressed shock at a “secret online forum called Marines United to share offensive images and comments about female service members, .

  • This is a pivotal time for Northern Ireland

    Imagine sitting in your living room in Northern Ireland several years ago, picking up your local newspaper and spotting an article on Brexit. A strange word, new at the time. Read further and discover that the United Kingdom was planning .

  • Specify your budget cuts

    Duane Goossen Contributing Writers Kansas budget cutters: the time has come to get real and very specific. Which expenses can be cut to balance the state budget? What’s your plan? Put out the details so Kansans can judge the .

  • No threat to free thought

    Mike Hankins Contributing Writer Last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), some statements were made about my colleagues and me. I am an instructor in history at Kansas State University, and many of my friends are college instructors, .

  • Kim Jong Un makes headlines… again

    North Korea’s young ruler, Kim Jong Un, has hit another home run. He was on the front pages of most of the world’s newspapers and led the TV and radio headlines only a week or so after his .

  • 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 .


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