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  • Brownback coalition prevails

    The Republican coalition led by Gov. Sam Brownback prevailed with Kansas voters on Election Day. The governor fought off a fierce challenge from House Minority Leader Paul Davis and his running mate, Jill Docking. The Republican victory was aided by .

  • U.S. bolsters energy security

    In the last few months, motorists have watched with growing optimism as U.S. gasoline prices fell to levels not seen in nearly four years. This would normally seem impossible given the turmoil overseas. Today, economists are still debating where .

  • Tax policies are hurting Kansas

    Shawn Sullivan, the current Kansas budget director. recently wrote a column that concluded, “With the growth in the economy and efficiencies to be found by governing better, the budget will be just fine.”   Essentially, this is the story line put .

  • Cameron: Royals have history on their side Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Your magic carpet ride is over, Royals fans. It hardly every seemed possible but, yes, you’ve actually reached that spot on the treasure map marked with an X. You’re here, but you’re not alone — .

  • 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 .


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