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  • Columns | September 08, 2013

    Spending on K-State athletics exceeds spending elsewhere

    Jimsuber2

    I was told recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural development grants were in no way to go toward paying for anything recreational. Okay. Life isn’t fair. I get it. But maybe the USDA ought to cast its eyes on its

  • Columns | September 08, 2013

    U.S. foreign policy is becoming embarrassing

    Last week I suggested that the world was waiting to see what President Barack Obama would do with regard to Syria. Unfortunately, we are still waiting. In a move that surprised even his staff, Obama decided to talk tough while dumping the problem on Congress.

  • Columns | September 01, 2013

    It’s time for Obama to get serious about Syria

    The German newspaper Die Zeit last week asked the question with which many of us are struggling: “How long will Obama Continue to Hesitate?”  The subject was Syria. The Germans, like just about everyone else around the world, have lost faith in President Barack

  • Columns | August 30, 2013

    Manhattan has kept its charm

    I’m not going to lie. The first time I set foot in Kansas, I’d never heard of Manhattan.  Well, not this one, anyway.  As a kid growing up in California, I’d paid enough attention in geography class to know about

  • Columns | August 25, 2013

    The battle facing the Moderates

    My Insight Kansas colleague Michael Smith has called Kansas a “three party” state for more than a decade.  While two of the parties might have shared the same name until recently, Kansas may actually become a three-party state in the near future.  After

  • Columns | August 25, 2013

    Egypt on the brink; Obama hesitates

    The situation in Egypt presents a foreign policy problem that threatens to blow up in our collective faces, it is the situation in Egypt.  What happens there will determine everything from the size and character of the US military to the price of gas.&

  • Columns | August 22, 2013

    Why we report on suicides

    Of all the items that periodically cross an editor’s desk, easily the most contentious to deal with — and the ones I will be most happy to be shed of responsibility for when I turn this office over — are suicides. There’s nothing new in

  • Columns | August 21, 2013

    Government should not fund trips to ALEC

    In the recent legislative session Kansas lawmakers cut spending for essential state services but at the same time set aside taxpayer funds to be schooled by select corporate interests. Most Kansans would expect to see businesses spend their own funds to influence lawmakers but might

  • Columns | August 18, 2013

    Chill sets in between U.S., Russia

    President Barack Obama has spoken when it comes to US-Russian relations. He made it clear that in light of the Edward Snowden case, he will not meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month. Moscow gave Snowden, who stole thousands of government documents, most

  • Columns | August 13, 2013

    Special session will test leaders

    Gov. Sam Brownback has called a special session of the Kansas Legislature on Sept. 3. It will be the first since 1995. At issue is the so-called “Hard 50” law, allowing judges to im-pose a 50-year prison sentence without parole or probation to those convicted of crimes deemed


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