Editorials

  • A new threat to national parks?

    From Public Citizen’s perspective, Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, has just opened the national parks to a flood of commercialization. Said Public Citizen: ‘It is disgraceful that the parks service plans to sell our national parks .

  • An abysmal start for Congress

    Which is worse: That the Republican majority in the House of Representatives would, without public debate, hold a secret vote to gut the chamber’s independent ethics panel? Or that members of the majority party would barely miss a step .

  • Business success not always enough

    President-elect Donald Trump is one of a kind: billionaire, entrepreneur, deal-maker, populist, Twitter aficionado and more. A look at leaders, both foreign and domestic, with some of his qualities may be instructive about business success and political accomplishment. Two recent .

  • Hopes are high for the new year

    In the spirit of the day, let’s look ahead to 2017 in the Manhattan area, and what we hope happens: Let’s hope there are no disasters or catastrophes. Seems silly, but remember that we’ve had floods and tornadoes, .

  • City saw change but steadiness in ’16

    Let’s bid goodbye to 2016. It was a year of major changes but also fundamental steadiness in the Manhattan area. That steadiness is something we should all appreciate. Because it didn’t have to be that way. The changes: The .

  • We should be proud of the Wildcats

    Kansas State football fans ought to be proud of their team’s 2016 season, capped by a solid win over Texas A& M in the Texas Bowl Wednesday night. The team’s hallmark was the way it simply kept battling. .

  • Our chance to think about our future

    It’s time again for a round of navel-gazing. It’s easy to complain about it or dismiss it, but we’d encourage you to participate and think hard. Because thinking hard about our future has been the key to .

  • Examining the value of college

    It’s pretty easy to dismiss Billy Willson as lacking in perspective, maturity and humility. But let’s give him some credit: his point is worth thinking seriously about. Who’s Billy Willson? Well, he’s a young man from .

  • There must be a way to judge

    Earlier this month, the Kansas state government agreed to sell the assets of the Kansas Bioscience Authority. The basic framework of the news of that sale was that it was going to only fetch $14 million. Lawmakers were counting on $25 million .

  • Christmas is a time for giving

    Saturday night or Sunday, depending on your traditions, you will probably open some gifts. You will have moments of gratitude for those gifts, and maybe even a surprised smile if somebody gets you something really thoughtful or exciting. But what .

  • Show puts spotlight on Scientology

    There’s a TV show worth watching. It’s called “Scientology and the Aftermath,” hosted by the actress Leah Remini. It’s airing on A& E, the cable network, and it is the biggest recent new show on the .

  • Religion and science don’t need to clash

    For those who think that big philosophical arguments never get resolved, here’s one to ponder: The Pope now says that evolution and the Big Bang are real. You might have missed it, but Pope Francis said in a speech .


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