Columns

  • Turkey is no friend either of the Kurds or ISIS

    A lot of criticism has been leveled at Turkey and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, because Turkey has merely watched as ISIS has destroyed Kobani, a Syrian city near the Turkish border. Erdogan deserves part of the blame for the .

  • Wrongful convictions ruin lives

    Last week I joined Ray Krone — a man sent to death row and later exonerated — to share with students, faculty and other Kansans our stories of being wrongfully convicted. Since being exonerated by DNA evidence a little more than a .

  • Kansas’ future compromised

    Troubles in the Kansas budget have quite worrisome implications for our state’s future. Kansas revenue dropped precipitously after the implementation of dramatic tax policy changes, causing budget problems that already affect Kansas classrooms and other state services, but the .

  • State seeks water solutions

    Nearly a year ago, in re-cognition of the critical importance water serves in our state, Gov. Sam Brownback challenged the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Department of Agriculture to develop a 50-year vision for our water supply. His message was .

  • Cameron: ESPN proves far too cozy with its NFL pals Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    What you’re reading here is journalism. More specifically, it is sports journalism — which you probably already knew just by looking around the page. Now just to categorize this bundle of words one further time, so we all know we’.

  • Russia’s budget sets up clash with reality

    Russia is coming face to face with a new and perhaps even more difficult domestic problem than those it has faced in recent years. In the last few years, Moscow has had a tendency to shift money from domestic projects .

  • What’s in those 28 secret pages?

    In December 2002, the 9/11 Joint Inquiry — comprised of the House and Senate Intelligence committees — unveiled an 800-page report on the causes of 9/11, only to have the Bush White House redact on “national security” grounds a 28-page chapter titled “Finding, Discussion and .

  • Marsalis review underwhelms

    Wynton Marsalis is the leader of a jazz ensemble that is making history right in front of our eyes. The level of talent in the band that performed Sept. 25 at McCain Auditorium was stronger than anything our audience may have .

  • Islamic radicals pose a challenge for U.S., West

    Accomplishing something in foreign policy is difficult at best, and often nearly impossible Numerous factors must be taken into account. Some surface on the domestic front, but many — often uncontrollable —external variables also exist.  Among the most complicated are .

  • Cameron: Royals won wild playoff game in spite of Yost Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You might watch a thousand baseball games and never see anything like this. You know by now that the Royals rallied — implausibly, almost impossibly — to beat the Oakland A’s 9-8 in the 12th inning of an .

  • Scottish vote will shake up U.K. governance

    If a single factor has characterized the British political system, it has been strict centralization. Even local government is under the strict control of the central authorities. Funds are allocated downward, and the implementation of major decisions by Parliament is .

  • Problems exist, but Obama’s plan is workable

    President Obama’s Sept. 9 speech on battling ISIL marks an important step forward for this administration. Yet not only do many questions remain, but America will have serious problems implementing it. Indications are that this initiative was not something Obama .


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