Tuesday, June 28, 2016



Opinion - Editorials

  • 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,

  • Editorials | June 11, 2016

    Conservatives again target Court

    Conservative Republican legislative leaders are a stubborn bunch. Despite repeated rulings by the Kansas Supreme Court — the ultimate authority on Kansas law — that legislative funding of Kansas public schools violates the state Constitution, Republican legislative leaders say the Court is out of line. For good

  • Editorials | June 10, 2016

    Bidding farewell to an old friend

    It’s not just difficult to imagine Aggieville without Varney’s Book Store, it’s hard to imagine Manhattan without it. But the bookstore — call it an icon or an institution, if you like — will close at the end of this month after being in

  • Editorials | June 09, 2016

    All that’s missing is the solution

    Now that Gov. Sam Brownback has called legislators back to Topeka for a special session to correct unconstitutional inequities in the school finance funding formula, they have to find a way to do it. The loose consensus is that the Legislature needs to come up

  • Editorials | June 08, 2016

    Good for women, good for America

    Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye for a generation and been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate for much of that time. So it seems almost anticlimactic that she has become the first woman to be the presumptive nominee of a major American

  • Editorials | June 07, 2016

    Special session is the right call

    Kansans should welcome news today that Gov. Sam Brownback is calling legislators to Topeka for a special session to keep schools open despite his cheap shot at the Kansas Supreme Court. Said the governor: “It is distressing that the Kansas Supreme Court has put the

  • Editorials | June 06, 2016

    Every anniversary is important

    An American born on June 6, 1944, would be 72 years old. He or she would likely know something of the importance of that date, sharing his or her anniversary with one of the most historic — and pivotal — battles in American history. Seventy-two isn’t young, but neither

  • Editorials | June 03, 2016

    Trump, Clinton have company

    Millions of American voters are unimpressed, or even repelled, by the presumptive nominees of the two major parties. Democrat Hillary Clinton has abundant experience that would be useful if she is elected. She also, however, has failed to convince Americans she is trustworthy, or even


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