Editorials

  • Purple Power Play in the Park

    A tradition roughly a quarter-century old resumes tonight when the Purple Power Play in the Park celebrates the beginning of Kansas State University’s home football season. Begun in the early 1990s as the Purple Power Play on Poyntz, the .

  • Governor has chosen well

    We offer our congratulations to Manhattan attorney Grant D. Bannister, who Gov. Sam Brownback this week appointed as a judge in Kansas’ 21st Judicial District. Mr. Bannister, who has for many years been part of the law firm of Knopp .

  • Round and round with North Korea

    B-1B bombers and U.S. and South Korean fighter jets soaring 75 miles from the South’s border with North Korea was supposed to be a show of force. Its purposes were to remind North Korea that it can’t .

  • Imagine Africa without elephants

    Which is more incomprehensible: that poachers are killing thousands of African elephants every year for their ivory or that the nations of the world aren’t intervening more aggressively? The slaughter is such that the extinction of African elephants has .

  • Grief lingers, battle continues

    Fifteen years ago this morning, terrorists commandeered four civilian jetliners and flew them into infamy. It seems like just yesterday and yet so long ago. Two of the planes destroyed the iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in .

  • Flint Hills worthy of designation

    Most Kansans, particularly those who live in and regularly travel around the Flint Hills, have a sense of the importance — and great pride — in the tallgrass prairie. Fewer of us, we suspect, associate the area with shorebirds. And we’ll .

  • Keeping up with smart machines

    Anyone who thinks technology is dull should have sat in on the Landon Lecture that Wes Bush, the CEO of Northrop Grumman, gave Tuesday at McCain Auditorium. Indeed, given his fascinating discussion of “cognitive autonomy” — the concept of machines and .

  • Kansans among most obese

    Have Kansans gotten lazy? Have we become more ignorant? Or do we just not care as much about our health? If we don’t start caring more about our health, we certainly ought to be caring about our health care .

  • Ex-governors step forward… again

    It’s refreshing but not entirely surprising that four Kansas governors — two Republicans and two Democrats — have joined the effort to retain four Kansas Supreme Court justices whom House conservatives, among others, would like to remove. The former governors are .

  • America’s workers worth celebrating

    For most Americans, Labor Day is a well-deserved day off. If these annual celebrations of the American worker aren’t what they used to be, a big part of the reason is because organized labor isn’t what it used .

  • Democrats ought to cheer Kobach on

    The Kansas Democratic Party is overreaching when it says Secretary of State Kris Kobach “has created a major conflict of interest in the 2016 election.” The Democrats have a point in calling Mr. Kobach’s endorsements and involvement in political races .

  • River compact has promise

    It’s little wonder the governors of Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado are hailing a set of agreements intended to ensure that Kansas gets its share of water from the Republican River basin. This protracted dispute, which was supposed to have .


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