Columns

  • Welfare is the goal for millions

    There are many negatives about the Obama administration and the president’s quest to “transform America.” There is one that I believe is the most egregious and will be his legacy. Why the worst? Because his policies and programs on .

  • Homecare & Hospice invaluable

    Homecare & Hospice recently celebrated its 35th anni-versary of service to the Manhattan community and surrounding area, and we would like to thank every staff member, volunteer and supporter who has helped us to grow during that time. Just five .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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. .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .


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