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  • Can Trump really not help himself?

    It’s getting more difficult every day to keep up with the outlandish, even worrisome, things Donald Trump says. Just as the dust was beginning to settle from his suggestion that “the Second Amendment people” might be able to prevent .

  • Rio’s athletes are doing their part

    It would have been easy, in fact it has been tempting, to ignore the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Yet that would have been a mistake. If nothing else, these games have been a pleasant diversion from the U..

  • ‘Dangerous qualities’ for a president

    Donald Trump’s response Monday to a scathing letter from fellow Republicans — national experts on defense, national security and international relations — was vintage Trump: “The names on this letter are the ones the American people should look to for answers .

  • Add third party to debate stage

    For American voters who don’t know, and especially for American voters who are unimpressed with both Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as presidential nominees, there is another option. In fact, there are at least two other options, .

  • Merkel struggling to manage migrant crisis

    Renewed migration from Syria and the surrounding region into Germany is one of the most important events of the last decade. Adults with nothing but the clothes on their back, often with small children crying because they’re hungry, have .

  • Moderates’ momtum vital

    As constructive as the victories by moderate Republican legislative candidates over conservatives were in Tuesday’s primary election, Kansans hoping for major policy changes anytime soon are likely to be disappointed. Probably the best that can be hoped for — regardless .

  • School board’s restraint appreciated

    The Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education took a calculated risk Wednesday in deciding against using the additional budget authority it gave itself last month. Instead, the board will go into the new fiscal year without part of the financial cushion it .

  • Olympics offer a chance to shine

    Even before Friday’s official opening ceremonies, the U.S. women’s soccer team got the U.S. Olympic Team off to an outstanding start Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. While the U..

  • Olympics offer a chance to shine

    Even before Friday’s official opening ceremonies, the U.S. women’s soccer team got the U.S. Olympic Team off to an outstanding start Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. While the U..

  • Primary election results signal change

    On this morning after the 2016 primary election, our first order of business is to congratulate the winners. They include Dr. Roger Marshall in the 1st Congressional District race, Susie Swanson in the 64th District Kansas House race and Marvin J. .

  • In terms of sacrifices, no comparison

    First, let Americans salute the sacrifice of Capt. Humayun Khan, an American citizen — and a Muslim — who was killed in Iraq in 2004. Let us also honor his parents, Khizr and Ghazala Khan, for their own great sacrifice.  And let .

  • Timely words

    Gov. Sam Brownback deserves credit for a statement he issued on the eve of the primary election calling for civility and respect in public discourse, and for his comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan. “Speech in the public square should .


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