Friday, November 27, 2015

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | November 14, 2015

    Both sides talking on rental issues

    It’s possible that Manhattan is moving toward a sustainable system of regulating rental properties here. That’s saying something, because both sides in a long-running debate appear willing to give a little in the name of compromise. That hasn’t been the case for

  • Editorials | November 13, 2015

    Protesters should welcome news media

    There’s been plenty ugly at the University of Missouri in the past week. For many, the ugly goes back decades, too. But without diminishing the other issues — we touched on several of them in last night’s editorial — we’d like to focus in

  • Editorials | November 12, 2015

    Horrible precedents set at Mizzou

    It’s been an ugly week at the University of Missouri. Nobody comes off looking good at all, least of all the state of American race relations. We’ll assume you know the basics: The chancellor of the campus in Columbia and the president of

  • Editorials | November 11, 2015

    ‘Adequate security’ deadline unrealistic

    In a little more than a year and a half, just about anyone adult who wants to will be able to carry a concealed gun into classrooms and auditoriums at Kansas colleges and universities. That’s because first, in what lawmakers believed to be the

  • Editorials | November 10, 2015

    We cannot repay our debt to veterans

    Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and Manhattan will commemorate the occasion as it has for a number of years. Events will include a parade featuring veterans organizations, units from the 1st Infantry Division, the 1st Infantry Division band, several school bands and about 2,000 students from area

  • Editorials | November 09, 2015

    How much worse must it get?

    It’s strange, but no matter how dire the state’s financial news is, it’s never bad enough to give the governor and his political allies second thoughts about the income-tax cuts they approved in 2012 and 2013 that initiated the downturn. For example, on Friday

  • Editorials | November 06, 2015

    Myanmar gropes with change

    Though the event might not be on the radar of most Americans, some 30 million citizens of Myanmar are expected to go to the polls Sunday in the country’s parliamentary elections. For many of them, it will be a new experience. The last national elections

  • Editorials | November 05, 2015

    From the bureau of far-fetched ideas…

    Forty-three million dollars would be a nice lottery haul for just about any American, but it’s a relative pittance in the Defense Department budget. The sum would likely be even less conspicuous if sequestration hadn’t cut into the money we’re confident our

  • Editorials | November 04, 2015

    Situation won’t turn itself around

    The succession of monthly state revenue disappointments has all but dashed Kansans’ hopes that the Legislature’s historic sales and cigarette tax increases last spring had offset the imbalance created by the income tax cuts of 2012 and 2013. The lamentable reality is that the state’s

  • Editorials | November 03, 2015

    MHS girls set pace in cross country

    We don’t often have the pleasure of writing about champions in consecutive issues, but the past few days have been more memorable than most. The day before the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in the World Series Sunday, the Manhattan High

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