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  • It’s time for a policy to deal with radical Islam

    If the recent attacks in France demonstrate anything, it is that our leaders must recognize that we need a serious policy to deal with radical Islam.  President Barack Obama could begin by recognizing that we are fighting a new .

  • Insurance lobby too powerful

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, included a provision to reallocate $156 billion of taxpayer reimburse-ment money to private insur-ance companies between 2012 and 2017. But American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a powerful lobby that represents the private .

  • We must pursue racial justice

    First Congregational United Church of Christ was founded by abolitionists who came to Kansas from New England in the 1850s with the hope of ensuring Kansas’ entry into the Union as a free state. We have long been a people .

  • Germany struggles to deal with immigrants

    The United States is not the only country with immigration problems. Germany, hit by a drop in the number of births, has become increasingly dependent on foreign labor. The problem in Germany is different from that in the United States. .

  • What do kids have against coats?

    My youngest clambered out of the car earlier this week and did his best to run the 35 yards to the school door. It wasn’t easy to sprint, what with his huge backpack and his trapper keeper and his bag .

  • Putin’s Christmas gift: A new military doctrine

    As Christmas presents go, a new military doctrine is a first. Christmas doesn’t come until January in Russia, but Russian President Vladimir Putin surely knows much of the world celebrates it Dec. 25. That’s when he unveiled his changes. .

  • Kansas is right to fight back

    The Obama administration is on a crusade against our state’s energy policies — and Kansas is fighting back. When the administration announced earlier this year that it would force us to slash our greenhouse gas emissions, our state quickly sued .

  • Putin focuses on rebuilding Russia’s economy

    Apart from remarks about his love live (he says it is fine), Russian President Vladimir Putin in his end-of-the-year press conference focused on the economic problems plaguing his country. He partly blamed Western sanctions, but he faced Russia’s real .

  • Flexibility essential in learning

    In his article of Dec.10, “Why do we teach the way we do?” Bill Felber is absolutely correct that for many students and learning tasks, the pace easily can and should be accelerated. However, other learning activities, such as those .

  • Family includes those in need

    When the Middle East is mentioned today, many of us think only of hatred, violence, fanaticism. I would like to tell you of a personal experience that we had in 2004 when we were living in Tunisia. It was the eve .

  • Germany’s Merkel is Europe’s new ‘Iron Lady’

    At a time when there is chaos in Washington’s foreign policy, it is encouraging to see that at least one European leader — apart from Russian President Vladimir Putin — seems to know what she is doing. That is German Chancellor .

  • Budget needs dynamic leaders

    With the election over, the focus in Kansas politics returns to the budget. Are we in a huge budget hole created by the tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback? Or will econ-omic growth save the day? The state’s .


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