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Opinion - Columns

  • Columns | November 14, 2013

    An evening conversation: Camelot

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    It shouldn’t have been a surprise. In Tuesday’s paper, we ran one fairly short story — asking folks who remembered the events of Nov. 22, 1963, to share their recollections. With the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination coming up in just eight days, we’

  • Columns | November 11, 2013

    An evening conversation: salute

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    Most of us, the lucky ones, think of being veterans the way you’d recall getting a college degree or landing that first big job. We served our country, it said thanks, life moved on. Maybe we have friends from our time in the military,

  • Columns | November 11, 2013

    Honor Kapaun, ‘forgotten war’

    This Veteran’s Day, I want to thank all of those who have warn the uniform in service to our nation. Every Nov. 11 we come together to honor their service and their sacrifice. And most important, to thank them. For Korean War veterans, this year

  • Columns | November 10, 2013

    Obama must take more interest in the NSA

    It is hard to measure the damage Edward Snowden has done in releasing hundreds of thousands classified U.S. documents. U.S. spying, particularly on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is the biggest story in Germany; it is hard to keep up with the issue in

  • Columns | November 08, 2013

    Criticism of Obama overdone

    Dale Herspring’s recent column asserting President Obama’s lack of leadership with foreign “allies” was well-timed to coincide with similar arguments by interventionists Dick Cheney, John McCain and Lindsey Graham. According to Mr. Herspring, Saudi Arabia is upset that Obama has not stopped “Iran’

  • Columns | November 08, 2013

    An evening conversation: Good sport

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    During the few years I lived in Europe, the locals routinely asked about everyday life in America. There were dozens of questions, of course, but two subjects came up all the time. From their view across an ocean, these seemed to be the strangest things

  • Columns | November 05, 2013

    An evening conversation: time traveler

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    At least Tuesday had the decency to dawn gray and yucky, thank goodness. Let me explain… There was a great margarine commercial that aired many years ago – for a brand called “Chiffon,” I think. The premise was that the margarine was so much like natural

  • Columns | November 03, 2013

    Policy chaos results from lack of leadership

    Early in Barack Obama’s presidency, I wrote a number of articles praising aspects of his foreign policy decisions.  In the last two years, however, his lack of leadership has brought chaos to our foreign policy and invites contempt for our interests. Countries don’

  • Columns | November 01, 2013

    Make adoption process smoother

    Gov. Sam Brownback once made adoptions a public priority. Yet few major changes to Kansas’ broken adoption system have been enacted since he declared November as Kansas Adoption Month in 2011. In Ohio, by contrast, a movement is under way to make adoption easier; Brownback would

  • Columns | October 30, 2013

    One doctor’s tale of two states

    Hello, Kansas! I am a pediatrician from Rhode Island and am very proud to tell you that my daughter attends your fabulous veterinary school. (Go Wildcats!) She has been having won-derful experiences at K-State, but now, because she lives in Kansas, she is about to

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