Let’s get one idea off the table right away: This little chat is not meant specifically as a slap at our friends up the Kaw at the University of Kansas. Recent events have put KU in the crosshairs, and .
Here’s an interesting theory you hear more and more often these days — the idea that we’ve all become slaves to technology, that we’ve lost all touch with the old-fashioned way of life. Fascinating notion, eh? I thought .
It is right that we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is hard to name a more influential role player in Black America’s march toward full citizenship. Unfortunately, our nation also participates in selective memory about the .
Matthew is 16 and lives in Overland Park. He is the son of my partner Melissa and – even accounting for some bias – I’ve got to say he’s a very bright kid. This past weekend, history buff Matthew was genuinely .
Last Wednesday Gov. Sam Brownback laid out his state policy agenda in his State of the State address. Given that our very conservative Republican governor is paired with a similar legislature, one might reasonably assume that the chief executive can .
The publication of segments of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ book, “Duty,” as well as comments by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal spark serious questions about President Obama’s leadership style. I .
It often takes the entire Manhattan community for a K-State program to succeed. Sometimes the efforts and contributions of community members are less visible; support comes to KSU students every day, in many different forms. But sometimes, the community’s .
EVERY SO often, people who put words together for a living will say: “Boy, that story was so good, it just wrote itself.” We don’t mean that literally. Well, hardly ever. Our chat tonight is one of those, the .
The recent terrorist attacks on the main train station in Volgograd, followed two days later by one on a bus, killed at least 28 and wounded 34 people, some critically.. Both bombers are believed to have been women; known in .
The plan was to step up, grab a cordless microphone for easy wandering, check some notes and begin a friendly, post-lunch discussion. But before anything could happen, a lady tugged at my sleeve. She was smiling but determined to speak. “.
Dale R. Herspring Contributing Writer To most observers it looked like Thomas de Maziere, son of one of Germany’s most famous post-World War II generals, would remain the country’s defense minister. Most specialists on .
Yes, I’m going to a party tonight – and thanks for asking. Unless you’re going to be listening to the same band and crowding in for precious floor space, you probably don’t care where I’m going or .
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