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 .
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 .
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 — .
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 .
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, .
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 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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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