Saturday, June 25, 2016

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | June 24, 2016

    Democrats erred in ending sit-in

    Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives gained a little momentum — and relevance — earlier this week when they staged a sit-in to protest the Republicans’ refusal to even allow a vote on a gun control measure Democrats supported. But Democrats’ potentially powerful statement

  • Editorials | June 23, 2016

    Good music and good times

    RVers at the Country Stampede might live in relative comfort, but here’s hoping those who pitched tents earlier this week had plenty of ice to cope with heat well in excess of 100 degrees Wednesday. Fortunately, the forecast for the next couple of days suggests

  • Editorials | June 22, 2016

    Time is short; act quickly, wisely

    Though members of the Kansas Legislature put themselves in the spot they’re in — and put public schools in the spot they’re in — we don’t envy lawmakers the task they’ll confront when the special session convenes Thursday morning. The state is broke,

  • Editorials | June 21, 2016

    Congress remains part of the problem

    Not even the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was enough Monday to break through the partisan gridlock that has long characterized politics in Washington, D.C. Senators considered four gun control proposals in the wake of the massacre at an Orlando nightclub earlier

  • Editorials | June 20, 2016

    Kansas losing more than construction jobs

    The tax policies that Gov. Sam Brownback has said for several years would increase employment and prosperity are having the opposite effect. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the construction industry. Kansas lost 3,400 construction jobs in the last year — big blows to the prosperity

  • Editorials | June 18, 2016

    Fatherhood brings many rewards

    Father’s Day is supposed to be a happy occasion. It’s meant to be a day when children, even if they’re sometimes reminded by their mother or another sibling, shower a little extra affection on their dads. That doesn’t usually require much

  • Editorials | June 17, 2016

    Loss of small rodent is a big deal

    Few Kansas are likely to miss the Bramble Cay melomys. Few people have even heard of it. But this small rodent that had lived on an atoll about the size of a football field off the coast of Australia is considered the first mammal to

  • Editorials | June 16, 2016

    Judge erred in sealing affidavit

    District Court Judge Meryl D. Wilson on Wednesday went too far in sealing the affidavit leading to the arrest of a Manhattan businessman in connection with unlawful sexual relations. Simply redacting information related to the alleged victim would have been sufficient. The case involves allegations

  • Editorials | June 14, 2016

    Trump just gets more repulsive

    We would ask what’s gotten into Donald Trump, but about all that separates his outrageous comments Monday from so many other offensive remarks in recent weeks was the massacre of 49 innocent people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. His initial reaction, patting himself

  • Editorials | June 13, 2016

    Another martyr for a murderous cause

    Americans can find just about any cause they want for the slaughter Sunday morning at what’s been described as a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. But how does one apportion responsibility when the killer claims allegiance to ISIS, targets gays and does so with,

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