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  • Editorials | January 04, 2015

    Court ruling is no surprise

    Someday, perhaps, the Kansas Legislature will provide enough funding for the state’s public schools to end chronic violations of the state Constitution. Until that day, lawmakers shouldn’t be surprised that parents and educators file lawsuits to protect their children’s educational opportunities. Nor

  • Editorials | January 02, 2015

    Flu can spoil the new year

    If you’ve already broken most of your resolutions for 2015, you can start over. The year is still new, and there’s plenty of time to get things right. If you’re looking for something to work on, consider your health. Good health won’t

  • Editorials | December 31, 2014

    Young people often get it right

    We were delighted but not surprised earlier this week by the finding of a national poll that highlights young people’s willingness to volunteer their time and service to their local communities. According to the Associated Press story, volunteering was the only civic activity that

  • Editorials | December 31, 2014

    Happy new year

    Well, it’s New Year’s Eve. Lots of area residents — in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl and right here in the Flint Hills — will be partying. That’s just fine. This is the quintessential party night. The Little Apple New Year’s Eve

  • Editorials | December 30, 2014

    Safe skies, deadly skies

    If you lost a loved one in a commercial plane crash this year, airline safety statistics are little more than numbers. For what it’s worth, this has been both a deadlier and a safer year than most others. The death toll has been awful: 1,326

  • Editorials | December 29, 2014

    Growth here is business as usual

    It’s old hat to say that Manhattan is on a roll. That’s been true for a decade, ever since Fort Riley started to grow again. But the great Army boom is over, and still Manhattan marches forward. That’s the thought that comes

  • Editorials | December 28, 2014

    Pope Francis leads by example

    When Pope Francis last week scolded the cardinals, bishops and others who make the Vatican run, it made newspapers the world over. He told his subordinates they were succumbing to 15 weaknesses, including hypocrisy, greed, jealousy and “spiritual Alzheim-er’s.”  The pope spoke of the “

  • Editorials | December 26, 2014

    Support police, and accountability

    Americans have been shocked by video of a group of New York police officers wrestling Eric Garner, a large but unarmed black man, to the ground, and using force that, without their intending it, resulted in his death. Americans were doubly shocked last week when

  • Editorials | December 24, 2014

    Merry Christmas

    Some people have no trouble at all getting into the Christmas spirit. It almost envelops them, and it’s a joy to behold. These individuals are recognizable any number of ways; among the more conspicuous is their desire to decorate their houses. They hum carols

  • Editorials | December 23, 2014

    ‘The Interview’ must be shown

    We’re with George Clooney and a host of others who think Sony Pictures Entertainment ought to defy North Korea and the so-called Guardians of Peace and show the movie, “The Interview.” Somewhere, anywhere, everywhere. We acknowledge that it’s easy from our vantage point


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