• Lower heating costs loom

    Natural gas prices are nearing one-year lows as U.S. production continues at a breakneck pace, building supplies ahead of winter. Last year’s unusually cold and long winter drained US gas inventories to a ten-year low, which buoyed prices .

  • In Merkel, Putin meets his match - a bit late

    Earlier this month at the Europe-Asia forum in Milan, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a number of world leaders. None of these meetings was more important than his discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  If nothing else, this .

  • Goossen’s criticisms groundless

    I read with interest the column by Duane Goossen, former state budget director, titled “Kansas’ future compromised.” Goossen was a dedicated public servant for many years, but his budget record is abysmally flawed. He is the only budget director in .

  • Seaton: Never been a suffering Royals fan Ned seaton

    A lot of the stories you read about the Kansas City Royals these days include the term “long-suffering.” As in “Long-suffering Kansas City Royals fans are finally rewarded for their patience as their team prepares for the World Series.” I .

  • First Amendment still precious

    Just 45 words —  fewer words than there are in the sentence you are reading — guarantee five freedoms that the nation’s founding fathers deemed to be at the core of a democracy, freedoms that a nationally recognized free-speech advocate says “.

  • Deflation also threat to buying power

    During wild price swings many recall, understand and fear inflation as an insidious threat to our buying power as the paper dollars in our wallets buy less and less as prices go up. But what happens if prices go down? .

  • 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 .


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