• Putin is running diplomacy regarding Syria

    Leading from the rear can be dangerous. When a country vacates the leadership position, it doesn’t take long for another country to step in. That is what has happened in the Syrian crisis. The United States is no longer .

  • We can give someone new life

    In the spring of 2012, my niece was placed on the organ transplant list. She needed a kidney. For two years, dialysis was a part of her life for three days each and every week. This took its toll and left .

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

    Sometimes we learn things in the oddest ways. My recent lesson started with a gas cap. You know, those things you screw back on your car’s gas tank after you’ve spent about $60 on a partial fill-up. OK, so .

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    IT’S HARD to believe that Theresa Vail ever was bullied. And yet her life once became so terrifying, she thought about suicide. You’ve probably been reading or hearing all about the upbeat, competitive, bow-hunting, rifle-shooting, tattoo-proud Miss Kansas — .

  • Putin makes Obama look like an amateur

    Having studied Russia for more than 50 years, I never thought I would say that a Russian leader has outsmarted a United States president. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. When it comes to foreign policy, the most important element .

  • USDA is holding farmers back

    Recent flooding in south-central Kansas, only one summer removed from a historic drought, is the perfect example of the unpredictable — and uncontrollable — challenges farmers face every growing season. For the past 20 years, I’ve farmed in Pottawatomie and Jackson counties, .

  • 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 .


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