“I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” —Thomas Jefferson The radical .
The Sunday Mercury editorial weighed my tasks of public service, private employment and personal life. I will not engage in a public discourse on the latter, two but we can talk one on one if you wish. In short, I .
It’s here, all right. Tomorrow may never come, but the future did arrive. To explain briefly, in my 25 years of covering agriculture for two Kansas daily newspapers and 15 more writing this column since on my own, I attended scores .
The two most important factors in a country’s foreign policy are capability and credibility. Capability refers to factors such as the economy and the existence of a credible military threat backed up by diplomacy Without these, there is .
Au revoir. This is my last commentary, at least for a while. I am leaving Kansas. I was born and spent my formative years in Winfield. I also met and married my wife, Shelley, there. Both of us .
Leo Strauss coined the phrase reductio ad Hitlarum to describe the logical fallacy of tying one’s opponent to Adolph Hitler by ridiculous means: a special kind of reductio ad absurdum. For example: Hitler was evil. Hitler had a mustache. .
Watching President Barack Obama in Asia and Europe, it seems he is either out of his element when it comes to dealing with some of the world’s problems or doesn’t take it seriously. Prior to his European visit, .
Remember the old Rice Krispies breakfast cereal threesome, Snap, Crackle and Pop? My two sisters and I liked those puppet characters named for the cereal’s auditory freshness (supposed by marketing types). I was Crackle, because I like he was .
The Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance would like to express its concern regarding the plans to dismantle Peace Memorial Auditorium. When the City Commission discussed the matter during the June 4 meeting, missing from the information city staff provided to .
I am writing in response to the article in the June 21-22 Mercury about the pay of KSU President Kirk Schulz. I hope I am not the only one who is outraged that the president of a public university received .
My 14-year-old son, Tyler Dowling, was the victim of homicide in April 2011. I learned firsthand what having a life robbed from you feels like: the anguish of going to court, seeing my son’s killer, his family talking with him .
For once, the Obama administration and its friends held the line and guess what: the adversary backed down. No, the North Koreans did not stop their efforts to develop nuclear weapons, but they were forced to back down on their .
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