Sunday, May 29, 2016

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | May 17, 2016

    A curious way to help the poor

    Kansans want to believe that the welfare reform measure Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law Monday puts the interests of poor people in this state first, as the governor suggests. He says that like earlier elements of welfare reform, the so-called HOPE Act, the latest

  • Editorials | May 16, 2016

    Trump needn’t fret much about Kansas

    We’ll begrudge Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach a little credit for seeing things few others saw — or perhaps saw and couldn’t fathom. Almost alone among Kansas Republican leadership, he made clear his support for Donald Trump for president. And he did so

  • Editorials | May 14, 2016

    Caps and gowns and aspirations

    It’s been a busy few days at McCain Auditorium and Bramlage Coliseum. That was especially true Saturday, when many hundreds of undergraduates — accompanied by thousands of relatives and friends — filed in and out on a tight schedule so the next wave of new graduates

  • Editorials | May 13, 2016

    As American as a Belgian subsidiary

    Not so long ago we might have cheered news that Budweiser is changing the name on its 12-ounce cans of beer to “America” through the election. Then again, not so long ago Bud was an American beer. Yes, we know it is still brewed in

  • Editorials | May 12, 2016

    Help letter carriers ‘stamp out hunger’

    Earlier this week, Fred Stork, food drive coordinator for local postal workers, wrote a letter to the editor encouraging area residents to help letter carriers this Saturday in their annual drive to “stamp out hunger” in this community. We second his request. The cause is

  • Editorials | May 11, 2016

    Latest insult to local governments is law

    It’s no surprise that members of the Pottawatomie County Commission took a moment at their meeting Monday to give a thumbs-down to the law — a law Gov. Sam Brownback signed that very day — that beginning next year will limit their authority to levy property

  • Editorials | May 10, 2016

    FDA right to regulate e-cigarettes

    The debate about whether the Food and Drug Administration went too far in issuing federal regulations on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products is far from settled, but the FDA at least deserves credit for banning the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18. With various

  • Editorials | May 09, 2016

    We can make system work better

    So Donald Trump is all but certain to be the Republican candidate, and Hillary Clinton the Democrat. This is depressing to a lot of people, as it probably should be. Clinton is seriously flawed as a candidate, and Trump would be a hilarious buffoon, except

  • Editorials | May 07, 2016

    A Mother’s Day to remember

    It’s easy to remember that today is Mother’s Day. Reminders come in newspaper ads, on television and, if not from moms hoping for a little extra attention, then from dads making sure their children don’t forget. Those who do forget this year

  • Editorials | May 06, 2016

    School district’s gift a good treat

    Canceling the last day of school, which the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education did Wednesday evening, might have been one of the easiest decisions board members will ever make. That’s true even though, as was noted during the meeting, the action could inconvenience and irk

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