Sunday, May 29, 2016



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | May 28, 2016

    Pause to remember America’s fallen

    Huffington Post a few days ago ran a feature on things to do this Memorial Day for less than $30.  They included going camping, enjoying a day in a park or at the beach, hosting a wine and cheese party, going to a music festival or

  • Editorials | May 27, 2016

    Sen. Hatch… meet Judge Garland

    It was just a little accident of timing, but it revealed how little progress Democrats have made in advancing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. The mistake also reveals the sham that is the Republican show of courtesy to

  • Editorials | May 26, 2016

    How trustworthy is Clinton?

    Hillary Clinton violated State Department rules in using a home e-mail server for official business and did a poor job of preserving federal records when she was this country’s Secretary of State. Hardly the behavior of someone who wants to be president. Worse was

  • Editorials | May 25, 2016

    Returning K-State to a sustainable path

    The 5.81-percent tuition increase that Kansas State University proposes to charge students this fall isn’t much of a surprise. KSU and the other Kansas Board of Regents institutions released plans to increase tuition the same day that Gov. Sam Brownback announced further funding cuts

  • Editorials | May 24, 2016

    Taliban still won’t be tamed

    Americans who were glad to learn that Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, had been killed over the weekend in a drone strike in Pakistan ought to realize that not even U.S. leaders are sure what it means for peace between Afghanistan

  • Editorials | May 23, 2016

    Challenges await high school grads

    For most area adults, this is just another Monday in May. For hundreds of others, especially certain young adults, this is the first Monday since they became high school graduates. (For others who graduated last week, of course, it’s the second Monday, but they

  • Editorials | May 21, 2016

    Choosing the next KSU president…

    The people in charge of picking the next president at Kansas State University are asking for help, and we’d like to offer some thoughts. They want comments from university employees and staff, and you ought to raise your voice at hearings next week if

  • Editorials | May 20, 2016

    NFL right to repay Pentagon

    It probably won’t take long for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer to get right with Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and the Department of Defense. Like the National Football League, those sports

  • Editorials | May 20, 2016

    Olympic ideals

    The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games don’t need additional problems. Already beset by pollution woes, domestic political turmoil and Zika-bearing mosquitoes, the games might take place without one of the main national teams — the Russians. Unfortunate as that might be, if Russian athletes have

  • Editorials | May 19, 2016

    Higher education hardships grow

    The best chance Kansas State University and the University of Kansas had for something resembling a fair shake with regard to funding died Wednesday when Gov. Sam Brownback rejected their joint appeal to veto a provision that cut their funding by a greater percentage than


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