“Red State Religion,” written by Princeton sociologist and native Kansan Robert Wuthnow, is a new book that chronicles the influence of religion on Kansas’ historical and political development. His effort moves beyond Thomas Frank’s conclusion in “What’s the .
The sales tax analysis provided by City Commissioner Jim Sherow provides a compelling argument but may not have contained all of the variables. Three additional variables must be considered. The first is the fact that 30 to 40 percent of the sales .
Every once in a while, great things and ideas let us down a little. Take no-till farming. Because of the severe heat and drought the last two or more years in western Kansas, no-till farming of non-irrigated wheat is not .
There is one potential international crisis that frightens leaders in both political parties, perhaps Democrats a bit than Republicans. It is an Israeli attack on Iran, especially if it were to come prior to the election or even during one .
This year’s wheat harvest is about over, and the reports sound pretty darn good. And, of course it could have been even better with just one more rain back when the flag leaf was waving for it. Reports from .
Vladimir Putin’s Russia is approaching a critical point. He faces an increasingly restive populace. People no longer appear afraid of either the government or of Putin. Second, if comments by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about Moscow .
With regard to requests for payment of roughly $622,000 in attorneys’ fees stemming from the lawsuit over redistricting, we trust that the judge will follow the law. Kansans can count on that, but simple fairness is another matter. It is often .
In a confusing election year, Kansas voters will have the opportunity to shape the direction of state politics and government. However, in the August primary elections, Republican voters in eight Senate districts will exercise an oversized impact as they decide .
The latest round of tuition increases the Kansas Board of Regents approved Wednesday has us wondering where the tipping point is. At what point will college in Kansas — a comparative bargain despite its rising cost — become too expensive for students .
From the “Why didn’t we think of that sooner?” department…Kansas State University, long a feed, milling and grain science world leader, is only now going to create a pet food research and teaching department. Of course, Kansas has .
If the diplomats we send to represent the United States in other countries and the ones we receive from abroad are smart — and they are — why haven’t we gotten a better handle on the world’s problems? Diplomatic problems .
On Thursday, June 7, just four days before the June 11 filing deadline for candidates, a three-judge federal panel hit the “reset” button on legislative districts in Kansas. The federal court’s redrawing of congressional, state Board of Education, and House and .
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