Monday, October 5, 2015

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | September 23, 2015

    Judicial funding safe, for now

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt deserves credit for seeking a court order to protect, at least temporarily, funding for the Kansas judicial system. He filed a petition in Neosho County District Court and won a court order Tuesday that blocks enforcement of a 2015 Kansas law

  • Editorials | September 22, 2015

    Obesity getting worse, not better

    Kansas isn’t quite in the nation’s top 10, but if we keep gaining, we might get there in a year or two, depending on what other states do. Trouble is, this top 10 isn’t one any state ought to aspire to; it’s based

  • Editorials | September 21, 2015

    Dole’s a good man for this mission

    Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, isn’t the biggest name in a renewed effort to raise funds for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C. In fact, Sen. Roberts isn’t the biggest Kansas name. That honor goes to

  • Editorials | September 20, 2015

    Federal college site worthwhile

    Americans who don’t think they have enough information with which to narrow their college selection now have another option, courtesy of the federal government. The site — —  doesn’t quite compete with rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the

  • Editorials | September 18, 2015

    Muslim student deserved better

    School officials across America have difficult jobs and generally do them well. Sometimes, however, they err. And once in a while, even while erring on the side of caution, they do so spectacularly. That appears to be the case involving a Texas high school freshman

  • Editorials | September 17, 2015

    Constitution is an American jewel

    The buzz this morning about Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate is no surprise, as the candidates jockeyed to gain ground on one another and garner support from Republican voters. Whether one of those candidates wins the general election next year or a Democrat prevails,

  • Editorials | September 16, 2015

    Is GOP certain Trump will fall?

    Quite a few political observers, including many Republicans, have been waiting for the phenomenon that is the Donald Trump presidential candidacy to fade. Or self-destruct. Or just go away. There’s plenty of time for that to happen. However, not only is there little indication

  • Editorials | September 16, 2015


    Alvin E. Hoerman, 81, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Wroten House. He was born Oct. 27, 1933, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later time by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Editorials | September 15, 2015

    Pyongyang tiresome, and dangerous

    North Korea is at it again, making noise to remind a world captivated by natural disasters and a migrant crisis stretching from the Middle East to Europe that Pyongyang won’t be ignored. Unprovoked but chronically irritated, North Korea on Monday issued another round of

  • Editorials | September 14, 2015

    Qualifications seem to matter less

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was a long shot to win the Republican nomination for president. Perhaps his mistakes four years ago, especially his “Oops” moment in a debate when he forgot one of his proposals, simply alienated too many voters to give himself a

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