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 .
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 .
Well, he did it. Russian President Vladimir Putin granted temporary (one year) asylum to Edward Snowden despite knowing it would outrage the United States. Putin not only disdains President Barack Obama, he doesn’t worry about the consequences of his .
I generally enjoy reading the columns by Mary Mertz. I applaud her efforts to raise awareness of local farming and of the availability of local food in our community. However, I need to correct some factual errors in her column .
One of the most far-reaching problems the United States faces is Congress’s intent ion to cut the military budget. Sequestration has led to cutbacks in a number of programs, and furloughs of civilian Defense Depart ment workers have cut .
Before even starting, the Democratic race for the nomination to oppose Gov. Sam Brownback has ended. Absent a huge turnaround, House Minor-ity Leader Paul Davis from Lawrence will be the 2014 nominee. At first glance, given Kansas’s deep red .
Some people use their emotions to argue a point. That’s fine… I’ve done it before. But in matters of science, I see little benefit in trying to weigh in with feelings against facts. There are issues of significance .
Although difficult periods in relations between two countries may not be the fault of either side, they can lead to a downward spiral. This is what Edward Snowden’s presence in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow has done. .
With the 2013 Kansas legislative session history, talk has turned to 2014. Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election effort will grab most of the headlines, but other important stories will emerge. To understand the 2014 elections, we have to understand the 2012 elections in context. .
There has been a flurry of activity lately on the local historic preservation front. While some might brush these issues off as the passion of a few history buffs, there is much more at stake. Our community heritage is .
The United States faces a major decision regarding which side to support in Egypt: the army or the ousted Moham-med Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood. Unfortunately, any decision the Obama administration makes could backfire. On the surface, the choice would .
About a month ago, a contributor asked “What is Conservatism” in a letter to the editor. Webster’s Dictionary defines a conservative as “one who favors traditional views and values.” The writer was right when he said that many .
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