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  • Editorials | March 31, 2016

    A vicious and resourceful enemy

    March hasn’t been a good month in the world’s struggle against terrorism. Yes, the United States announced last week that it had killed ISIS’ second-in-command, a man who Defense Secretary Ash Carter described as “senior leader serving as finance minister.” That matters, as

  • Editorials | March 30, 2016

    Candidate pledges written in pencil

    Political pledges apparently have about the same value as professional sports contracts. That is to say, they’re not entirely worthless, but neither are they worth much. The three remaining Republican candidates — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and billionaire big mouth Donald

  • Editorials | March 29, 2016

    School funding debate rages on

    The Kansas Supreme Court ought to be able to decide without all the political maneuvering by Democratic and Republican lawmakers whether the Kansas Legislature’s response to the court’s order to make school funding more equitable passes muster. Yet given the stakes — the Supreme

  • Editorials | March 28, 2016

    Schulz will leave outstanding legacy

    Kansas State University, Manhattan and the entire state are losing an outstanding and visionary leader with KSU President Kirk Schulz’s acceptance of an offer to become president of Washington State University. If it seems as if President Schulz and his wife, Noel, just got

  • Editorials | March 26, 2016

    Well done, Sen. Moran

    We offer a handful of thoughts about Jerry Moran’s decision, announced last week at a town hall meeting in Cimarron, that the Senate should hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. First, although it seems odd to praise someone

  • Editorials | March 25, 2016

    Karadzic verdict offers some justice

    A generation ago, Radovan Karadzic was a household name. So, more appropriately, was his nickname: the “Butcher of Bosnia.” He did his butchering — or at least ordered and presided over it, during the Bosnian War, which lasted from 1992 to 1995. On Thursday, finally, this Serb, a

  • Editorials | March 24, 2016

    Trump, Cruz make things worse

    Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, a couple of genuine smearmasters, don’t imperil national security when they take cheap shots at each other’s wives. About the only good it does is give Americans one more piece to file as they determine which of

  • Editorials | March 23, 2016

    Obama handled Cuba visit well

    President Barack Obama gets high marks for the handling of his visit to Cuba. He could have had the typical whitewashed VIP visit most foreign heads of state experience. He didn’t. He accomplished all we might have hoped for at this early stage in

  • Editorials | March 22, 2016

    All Kansans can savor the Sweet 16

    There’s a whole lot of Kansas in the Sweet 16. We’re not just talking about the Kansas Jayhawks, who are the overall top seed in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament. Certainly that’s something worth crowing about, as we’re sure many KU

  • Editorials | March 21, 2016

    Kansas Republicans must break the spell

    The Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature think they’ve got it tough. They’re saying they may never be able to meet the Kansas Supreme Court’s demands that they equitably fund education. That’s embarrassing. It amounts to saying they cannot help but


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