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Opinion - Columns

  • Columns | April 05, 2013

    Huelskamp has never evolved

    Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s opinion piece, “The War on Marriage and Motherhood,”  in the Washington Times on April 1 is an excellent case in point of how the Tea Party or at least Rep. Huelskamp is a disappointment to democracy.  While attending K-State, I

  • Columns | April 02, 2013

    It’s extremism, not conservatism

    The power in the Republican Party today is all negative. This is especially true in Republican-dominated Kansas, where we are racing ahead to bring small government and libertarianism to the nation. From abortion opponents to gun-rights activists, from income-tax eliminators to enemies of Obamacare, all

  • Columns | March 31, 2013

    Trip to Israel put Obama on the spot

    President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel was a success.  He handled himself well both with the Israelis and the Palestinians.  His language with regard to Iran was tough, but not belligerent.  He made all of the important stops during his visit

  • Columns | March 24, 2013

    Katherine Culbertson

    “A primary object ..should be the education ofouryouth in the science of government In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important?And what duty more pressing…than…communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of

  • Columns | March 24, 2013

    North Korea is feeling hostile these days

    North Korea deserves a high place on the list of self-destructive and dangerous nations.  Not only does it remain the poorest, most repressive, closed and primitive nation, it is using money needed to feed its population to strengthen its army and build nuclear weapons.&

  • Columns |Men's Basketball | March 22, 2013

    Jellison: Wildcats got here together


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bruce Weber doesn’t address it often, but when asked about it Thursday at the Sprint Center, the Kansas State coach answered. It was just a year ago when former K-State coach Frank Martin was sitting at a similar podium answering questions

  • Columns | March 22, 2013

    The worst ideas now before the Legislature


    Every Kansas state legislative session produces its fair share of onerous bills.  However, this year’s session is exceeding all quotas in terms of the sheer number and potential for far-reaching negative consequences. Topping this list is a bill to gradually eliminate the civil-service

  • Columns | March 17, 2013

    Without farmers, we’d go hungry

    In recent months, farmers and ranchers have been in the spotlight. And, thankfully, it has been a bright and positive one. The Super Bowl included the Dodge Ram commercial featuring Paul Harvey’s voice-over of an FFA speech titled “So God Made a Farmer.” There

  • Columns | March 17, 2013

    Kerry to try to reset ties with Russia

    Not so long ago, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said they were going to “reset” U.S.- Russian relations. Both sides recognized that there was room for improvement. Attention now shifts to new Secretary of State, John

  • Columns | March 14, 2013

    State should expand Medicaid

    I have the privilege of serving an organization whose religious founders instilled in our health ministry the moral conviction that every person deserves access to health care. At Via Christi, our commitment to serving as a healing presence to the most vulnerable among us means

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