Editorials

  • At this point, all cuts are harmful

    Maybe state Sen. Jim Denning, an Overland Park Republican, is on to something when he says Gov. Sam Brownback should impose across-the board spending cuts to balance the state’s budget in the coming session. That, said Sen. Denning, a .

  • Trump should have studied

    There’s little doubt that Donald Trump is an intelligent man. Less certain is whether he is wise. If he is, he’ll emulate Hillary Clinton and do a little studying before their next debate. During Monday’s 90-minute debate, .

  • ‘Sniveling coward’ OK with Cruz

    Ted Cruz this year has denounced Donald Trump as a “sniveling coward,” “utterly amoral,” “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen” and, for good measure, a “pathological liar.” On Friday, Sen. Cruz, the .

  • Courts thwarting Kobach

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been having trouble persuading courts — both state and federal — that erecting obstacles to law-abiding citizens who want to vote is an appropriate pursuit. That’s good news, even if some issues remain unresolved. His .

  • There’s green in K-State purple

    Area residents have long assumed that Kansas State University athletics are good for Manhattan’s bottom line. They’ve been right. A report on the impact of Wildcat sports released Thursday showing how good might be impressive enough for officials .

  • What’s the right sum for schools?

    Public education officials in Kansas can make a pretty good case for a boost of $800 million a year in funding for the state’s schools. After all, as they told Kansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday, that’s how much .

  • Don’t pardon Snowden

    It isn’t often that Democrats and Republicans in Washington agree. It’s even rarer that their agreement is unanimous, and when it is, it deserves attention. All 22 members of the House Intelligence Committee — Republicans and Democrats — have signed a .

  • View from I-70 is hardly a winner

    First, something to smile about. The photograph accompanying Kansas’ ranking in a state beauty contest sponsored by Thrillist.com depicts a beautiful sunset — or a sunrise — over the Flint Hills. Unfortunately, that photo accompanied the state’s ranking as the .

  • Congress could use such wisdom

    Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum aren’t the only former senators who decry the tone of the presidential campaign and the hyperpartisanship that afflicts the current generation in Congress, but that hardly detracts from their collective wisdom. The two spoke .

  • Regents’ cuts should be restored

    The state’s financial situation is dismal enough that the Kansas Board of Regents isn’t asking for an increase in general state spending in the next budget. Instead, the Regents voted unanimously last week to simply ask that Gov. .

  • Bells of freedom will ring Saturday

    Crowd noise in Bill Snyder Family Stadium will likely overwhelm the gesture, but at 3 p.m. Saturday — around halftime of the KSU-Florida Atlantic game — bells will be rung for a minute or longer at various sites in Manhattan. It’s .

  • Purple Power Play in the Park

    A tradition roughly a quarter-century old resumes tonight when the Purple Power Play in the Park celebrates the beginning of Kansas State University’s home football season. Begun in the early 1990s as the Purple Power Play on Poyntz, the .


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