Gov. Sam Brownback recently intervened to ensure that Judge Caleb Stegall was on the short list of nominees for a Kansas Supreme Court appointment. This was an unusual step. Brownback then chose Stegall over the other nominees, even though he .
Every day many Americans have to weigh how they spend each dollar — food or rent, electric bill or health care? For those who are uninsured or underinsured, medication often is sacrificed to cover the basic costs of day-to-day living, leading .
At times, I worry I have been too critical of President Barack Obama. Having served for years in the foreign policy bureaucracy, one realizes it is impossible for a president to avoid mistakes. Indeed, there are times presidents don’t .
As student body president of Kansas State University, I am blessed to have many wonderful opportunities. Some highlights include monthly meetings with university President Kirk Schulz, serving on the K-State Alumni Board of Directors and being on the field for .
Hillary Clinton’s recent criticism of President Barack Obama did not come out of the blue. From various books and articles on the evolution of Obama’s foreign policy, it is clear that Clinton, along with Robert Gates, Leon Panetta .
Of all the problems in foreign policy, those involving ethnic and religious issues are among the most difficult to resolve. This includes the chronic struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians, an issue that has involved every president since Harry .
Russian President Vladimir Putin has continued to pursue his chosen course of action with regard to Ukraine despite pleas that he exercise restraint and threats from the United States and the European Union. He claims he is doing everything he .
Electoral politics are remarkably stable. Incumbents win re-election 90 percent of the time. Money, especially early, is an excellent success predictor. Change comes slowly, mostly because the personnel seldom changes. So when change happens, it seems like a revolution has .
I was taken aback by the recent article in the Mercury on the falling occupancy rate in local hotels over the past year. Couple this with the fact that more hotels are scheduled to be built, and we are certain .
I recently reread a 2000 book by a German analyst, Alexander Rahr, titled “Vladimir Putin, the German in the Kremlin.” While I respect the author, I wondered why I was rereading a book that came out 14 years ago. After all, .
As of this morning, the Israeli bombardment and invasion of Gaza have killed an more than 1,000 Palestinians, wounded more than 4,000 and dislocated at least 100,000 residents fleeing Israeli troops and bombs. The Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice condemns Israel’s .
It is hard to understand President Barack Obama’s seeming failure to exert even a modicum of leadership. Clearly, he set out to climb to the top of the political ladder — and he succeeded. He now holds the most important .
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