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  • Columns | April 11, 2012

    The hype is false; beef is safe, nutritious

    Let’s give credit where credit is due.  Whoever first came up with the idea of publicizing the term “pink slime” was a media genius. Green, blue, pink… doesn’t matter; slime is one word that brings forth truly negative images. People don’t

  • Columns | April 10, 2012

    U.S., world juggle crises

    In a perfect world, there would be no international problems. In a nearly perfect world, there would be no problems that couldn’t be solved. In the world as it exists today, however, simply managing problems is challenge enough. So it is that Iran, North

  • Columns | April 09, 2012

    A welcome step for bicyclists

    In approving a proposal to reduce the speed limit on Moro Street from 30 to 20 miles per hour, the Manhattan City Commission has shown a welcome willingness to give “bike boulevards” a chance. It’s refreshing that something — anything — is actually occurring that recognizes the utility

  • Columns |Men's Basketball | April 08, 2012

    Recent events show power of AD Currie

    If it wasn’t clear enough already, the turnover in the men’s basketball program has emphasized a decade-long trend in Kansas State athletics. Put simply, it’s this: The athletic director is really in charge. Frank Martin, who left K-State for what most would

  • Columns | April 07, 2012

    A new name for Leadership hall

    A tradition at Kansas State University has been to name a building after former university presidents. Of the 10 men to hold the office during the university’s first century, nine were once honored in such a fashion. Since the mid 1970s, however, the practice has

  • Columns | April 07, 2012

    North Korea remains unpredictable, dangerous

    The United States faces a number of seemingly insolvable international problems.  Iran and the Middle East immediately come to mind.  We could easily find ourselves at war with a theocracy living largely in the 12th or 13 century — with the exception of its weapons,

  • Columns | April 06, 2012

    Constitutional law vs. rhetoric

    If the best case President Obama can make for upholding the Affordable Care Act is the one he made Monday, then the president’s signature health care initiative is in dire straits indeed. Obama challenged the Supreme Court to uphold the health-care reform legislation, arguing

  • Columns | April 05, 2012

    A break from what in Topeka?

    The Kansas Legislature is presently engaged in a three-week recess, although it is by no means clear what the lawmakers’ labors have brought forth that necessitates such a substantial vacation. In fact, given the unfinished state of such central pursuits as a budget and redistricting,

  • Columns | April 04, 2012

    We must be doing something right

    If you’re unhealthy, simply don’t feel well — or were choking on the smoke from grassfires Tuesday evening — you might not be impressed that Riley County has again been named the healthiest county in Kansas. You might even question the University of Wisconsin’s

  • Columns | April 03, 2012

    Pressure grows on Assad

    Not long ago, the Friends of Syria was a loose assortment of entities that served mostly as cheerleaders for Syrians opposed to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. President Assad seemed to dismiss it as irrelevant even as he deployed men and machinery against a

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