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  • Columns |General Activities | October 21, 2014

    Seaton: Never been a suffering Royals fan

    Ned seaton

    A lot of the stories you read about the Kansas City Royals these days include the term “long-suffering.” As in “Long-suffering Kansas City Royals fans are finally rewarded for their patience as their team prepares for the World Series.” I think that’s a bunch

  • Columns | October 20, 2014

    First Amendment still precious

    Just 45 words —  fewer words than there are in the sentence you are reading — guarantee five freedoms that the nation’s founding fathers deemed to be at the core of a democracy, freedoms that a nationally recognized free-speech advocate says “truly set us apart from

  • Columns | October 19, 2014

    Deflation also threat to buying power

    During wild price swings many recall, understand and fear inflation as an insidious threat to our buying power as the paper dollars in our wallets buy less and less as prices go up. But what happens if prices go down? Some economists fear that our

  • Columns | October 18, 2014

    Turkey is no friend either of the Kurds or ISIS

    A lot of criticism has been leveled at Turkey and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, because Turkey has merely watched as ISIS has destroyed Kobani, a Syrian city near the Turkish border. Erdogan deserves part of the blame for the deaths of thousands of Kurds

  • Columns | October 17, 2014

    Wrongful convictions ruin lives

    Last week I joined Ray Krone — a man sent to death row and later exonerated — to share with students, faculty and other Kansans our stories of being wrongfully convicted. Since being exonerated by DNA evidence a little more than a decade ago here in Kansas,

  • Columns | October 16, 2014

    Kansas’ future compromised

    Troubles in the Kansas budget have quite worrisome implications for our state’s future. Kansas revenue dropped precipitously after the implementation of dramatic tax policy changes, causing budget problems that already affect Kansas classrooms and other state services, but the profound effect is yet to

  • Columns | October 14, 2014

    State seeks water solutions

    Nearly a year ago, in re-cognition of the critical importance water serves in our state, Gov. Sam Brownback challenged the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Department of Agriculture to develop a 50-year vision for our water supply. His message was clear: We needed to get

  • Columns | October 12, 2014

    Cameron: ESPN proves far too cozy with its NFL pals

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    What you’re reading here is journalism. More specifically, it is sports journalism — which you probably already knew just by looking around the page. Now just to categorize this bundle of words one further time, so we all know we’re discussing the same subject:

  • Columns | October 12, 2014

    Russia’s budget sets up clash with reality

    Russia is coming face to face with a new and perhaps even more difficult domestic problem than those it has faced in recent years. In the last few years, Moscow has had a tendency to shift money from domestic projects to those that strengthen military

  • Columns | October 10, 2014

    What’s in those 28 secret pages?

    In December 2002, the 9/11 Joint Inquiry — comprised of the House and Senate Intelligence committees — unveiled an 800-page report on the causes of 9/11, only to have the Bush White House redact on “national security” grounds a 28-page chapter titled “Finding, Discussion and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National


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