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  • We must keep the sun shining

    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 .

  • An evening conversation: Oops Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    By now you’re probably aware that Rep. Tim Huelskamp, our very own congressman, pretty much goofed while trying to give away some basketball tickets. What he did, in the name of college hoops and his own campaign war chest — .

  • Most of Putin’s critics don’t understand him

    Given the important and visible role Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing at home and abroad, one would expect those who write and speak about him to take the time to learn something about the man.  Instead, some pundits .

  • Medicaid expansion too costly

    There’s no such thing as “free” money” right? Those who support Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid in Kansas think there is. According to them, expanding the low-income health-care program will give Kansans the coverage they need at no cost .

  • An evening conversation: Ah, survival

    Did you make it through the ordeal? Are you feeling OK? Any need to see a doctor, change your will or look for a new job? Whew… Glad we’re all still here, frisky as ever, and fit enough to .

  • ‘Now, for the rest of the story’

    Not long ago Gov. Sam Brownback was in Washington, D.C. boasting at a national political conference that when he took office, Kansas was broke, with just $876.05 in its bank account, but that through his leadership the state now had $700 .

  • Obama’s cuts would diminish our military

    There are at least two points of view on President Barack Obama’s decision to cut the U.S. military. Some observers contend that this is a normal process in the aftermath of a major war. Fewer men and women .

  • Soy collaboration is paying off

    When I was a student at K-State, I planned on a career helping to feed the world. I never anticipated that job would bring me back to my alma mater to meet with people from Pakistan. The university’s International .

  • An evening conversation: a fine place to be Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    We are in the process of hiring a reporter. No, this isn’t a want ad — unless, of course, you’re a gifted writer/reporter with years of newspaper experience and a burning desire to follow the exploits of local .

  • Rethink city-KSU fund process

    The City-University Projects Fund was established on June 30, 1994. The fund was part of the annexation agreement that included KSU in the city limits. The logic was based on the following: 1. The university purchases water and sewer service from the city. 2. .

  • Obama badly needs a realistic foreign policy

    Our foreign policy is bankrupt. Leaders around the world who once respected and even feared us now hold the United States in contempt. Our allies would not use such terms, but it is clear that most of them have ceased .

  • Kansas is going nowhere

    What accounts for the enthusiasm our political leaders have for being moral busybodies, anti-government enthusiasts and fiscal fantasists? They have the support of an energetic minority of conser-vative middle- and lower-middle class, mostly male, mostly em-ployed adult Kansans who vote .


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