Columns

  • The issue of economic recovery

    The defining issue in state elections is candidates’ positions regarding “the path of our economic recovery.” So wrote Republican state Rep. Steven Becker of Hutchinson in a recent letter to the Hutchinson News, as he asked, “Does the candidate sup-port .

  • Old horrors uncovered in Ireland

    Some people argue that we should let the horrible things that have happened in the past remain there and move on.  There is considerable logic in that position. However, I believe we should learn from the past to the .

  • Japan opens a new era for military

    While attention has been focused on Ukraine, Iraq and the Middle East, something has occurred on the other side of the world that carries just as much risk for our security: The New York Times put it well with its .

  • Understanding Ukraine’s conflict

    The root cause of Ukraine’s recent regime change is a result of a geopolitical battle fought between the European Union and Russia. The internal conflict in Ukraine is a consequence of chronic corruption, impoverishment and an ethnic division that .

  • Teaching requires dedication

    I may be the wrong person to respond to the Sunday editorial, “Teaching changes can be beneficial,” as I began my teaching career as one of the “unlicensed and untrained individuals” KNEA spokesman Marcus Baltzell referred to. Fortunately, for me .

  • Licensing law a ‘smoke screen’

    Regarding Sunday’s editorial, “Teaching changes can be beneficial,” the subtitle is, “New law addresses shortages in rural areas,” which it does not do. There is the possibility that the new law may indeed provide some needed improvement to education .

  • Revisit city discrimination policy

    Our country has made significant strides in the equal treatment of LGBT individuals. One year ago the Supreme Court ruled that The Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, and weekly we read of rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans in .

  • China’s military is becoming a force in Pacific

    The modernization and expansion of China’s military is an issue of deep and growing concern to U.S. policymakers. China realizes that to expand its influence in the South China Sea, it needs a larger navy. Likewise, if it .

  • Economic dimensions overlooked

    Noah Feldman, in the July 1 Op-Ed column, “Conservatives keep the faith in Hobby Lobby case,” does yeoman service in presenting the political and religious issues involved in the Supreme Court’s decision to allow at least some companies to withhold .

  • Candor lacking on state budget

    Kansas tax revenues continue their decline below projections — another $28 million in June. Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan is still trying to use the impact of federal tax law on capital gains to justify the $338 million Kansas revenue shortfall at the .

  • Wildcat Creek conundrum

    For those of you who like word puzzles and problems, consider the following: We have a bathtub with a capacity of 150 gallons (yes, it’s a big tub; the old cast iron type with the “claw and ball” feet), and .

  • Iraq situation: Who is at fault?

    For one who has been inside the foreign policy bureaucracy, one of the more frustrating aspects of a situation like the current one in Iraq is the use of often silly talking points used by whomever is in power to .


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