I doubt anyone in the U.S. government is more frustrated and exhausted than Secretary of State John Kerry. Some diplomatic problems are extremely difficult. That’s especially true when one or both sides of an issue are not .
Aides to Gov. Sam Brownback have been working overtime this past month to counteract a flurry of reports contrary to the governor’s point of view on the Kansas economy and state finance. The aides’ work brings to mind the .
By the time you finish reading this article, more than 30 cases of child abuse will have been reported to authorities nation-wide. By the end of today, that number will swell past 9,000. And four of those children will die at the .
I have followed Russia President Vladimir Putin’s career since then-President Boris Yeltsin appointed him prime minister. Jake Kipp and I wrote one of the first academic articles on Putin, attempting to understand him, what he wanted for Russia and .
Protecting streams and wet-lands in the Midwest under the Clean Water Act helps our communities and is vital to our health, safety and quality of life. Local rivers in Kansas — like the Kaw, Arkansas, Smoky Hill, Solomon, Neosho and Ninnes-cah — .
“I am Manhattan.” This is such a simple phrase but it can mean so much. To say you are a part of something implies you are a member of a community. As in any com-munity, it does not mean you .
I was struck by an idea in an article about the late Fred Phelps published in The Mercury last Sunday. The upshot was twofold: First, that Phelps, the anti-gay law-yer/preacher who led Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka to worldwide .
It is apparent that President Barack Obama does not understand foreign policy. How-ever, Vladimir Putin does. This helps explain why Obama is ineffective and increasingly embarrassed by the Russian leader. The events in Ukraine are only the latest .
So how are you liking spring so far? Still rummaging through the closet for those scarves and parkas you put away? Look, I’m trying to have a laugh with this, but… Doggone it, if I’d wanted to freeze .
Chipotle has good food. Its prices are reasonable considering the generous portion size given. So, straight up, I have no problem with the food Chipotle serves. However, what I don’t like and can’t quite reconcile in my .
Russia’s annexation of Crimea is not just a case of Vladimir Putin deciding one day to send troops in and make it part of Russia. That is part of what happened, but as an explanation, it is simplistic. .
Recent news reports that the Obama administration has compiled a dismal record of releasing government documents requested under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act — despite promises to be the most transparent administration in history — have not surprised press advocates .
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