Monday, July 25, 2016

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | July 23, 2016

    LGBT inclusion is a step forward

    If including individuals regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity in Manhattan’s anti-discrimination ordinance was little more than a gesture, it was a powerful gesture. There’s power, for instance, in the City Commission’s unanimity. Its 5-0 vote on an issue that

  • Editorials | July 21, 2016

    Congressional break hardly deserved

    A congressional recess nearly two months long is tough to beat, especially if it follows a break for the Fourth of July. Folks who get that much time off must really deserve it. Or not. Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

  • Editorials | July 20, 2016

    Riley County Fair promises hot times

    We don’t know who’ll claim the ribbons at this year’s Riley County Fair, but we’ll bet that temperatures hovering around 100 degrees will ensure handsome profits for folks selling lemonade. (We doubt, however, that the heat interferes with the 4-H Bake Sale,

  • Editorials | July 19, 2016

    This isn’t how Trump planned it

    Much has already been said — and will continue to be said until the next dust-up bumps it aside — about the resemblance parts of the speech Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, made to Republican National Convention delegates Monday night bears to a speech Michelle Obama made

  • Editorials | July 18, 2016

    Pokemon Go isn’t just an obsession

    Like almost everyone else, we’ve been thinking about Pokemon Go. OK, maybe you haven’t been. If not, it’s because you haven’t gotten out much. If you go out in public — a park, a business district, even a residential street — you’ll

  • Editorials | July 16, 2016

    Given demands, a sound city budget

    Manhattan property owners who might grimace at news that the City Commission is publishing a budget calling for a 1.5-mill levy increase ought to realize that this is the maximum increase the city is considering. Indications from commissioners last week suggest that the actual increase

  • Editorials | July 15, 2016

    Trump’s platform is Kobach’s platform

    One of these days, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach just might surprise us. But if his role in writing the Republican Party’s national platform is an indication, that day won’t come soon. Lest anyone in Kansas question his zeal, he regularly seeks

  • Editorials | July 14, 2016

    Simple ‘Thank you’ well deserved

    Today’s opinion page contains a short letter to the editor from Manhattan resident Stan Tilley. It came in Wednesday’s mail, was neatly typed and included the handwritten note, “If you feel this is appropriate — please publish it.” His letter is not only appropriate,

  • Editorials | July 13, 2016

    ISIS weakened but still deadly

    Something’s going on within the Islamic State, and while it might presage more, and even more intense, terrorist attacks, it also suggests that the “caliphate” its leaders boasted of a couple years ago will exist more as an idea than a reality. What that

  • Editorials | July 12, 2016

    A Press Oversight Commission?

    We’d like to believe frustration has briefly gotten the better of Riley County Commissioner Ron Wells, who on Monday called for a government agency to oversee the press. And we’d like to believe he will quickly come to his senses. We encourage him

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