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  • 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 .

  • None of us is too busy to vote

    It won’t be hard for folks disinclined to vote to find an excuse for not doing so on Tuesday in the primary election. A short list might include, “It’s too hot to go anywhere,” “I don’t know .

  • Primary recommendations

    We come now to the last weekend before the primary election, one with several intriguing races but one that includes too many districts in which there is just one candidate. That hardly engenders discussion of important issues. For voters who .

  • Changes needed for credit upgrades

    It was disappointing but not surprising to learn that Standard & Poor’s, citing Kansas’ continuing budget problems, has again downgraded the state’s credit rating. As the Associated Press reported, S&P Global Ratings lowered its rating from .

  • Trump strikes again

    Under normal circumstances, it would be fair simply to wonder what’s gotten into a presidential candidate who invites another country to hack and release the emails of his presidential rival. That the other nation is Russia, with which the .

  • Clinton stakes claim to history

    Eight years ago Barack Obama became the first black presidential candidate of a major American political party. It was a historic moment, one worth celebrating. It culminated a few months later in an even greater moment for him and this .

  • Full Olympic ban of Russia justified

    Criticism of the International Olympic Committee is appropriate in view of the panel’s decision to diminish the harm of Russia’s systematic and long-term corruption of athletics and cheating. In voting against a ban of the Russian Olympic team .

  • Clinton dogged by DNC emails

    Just what Hillary Clinton needed on the eve of the Democratic National Convention: an email scandal. Granted, this one apparently wasn’t of her making — at least there is no indications to that effect — but the taint lingers. It lingers .

  • LGBT inclusion is a step forward

    If including individuals regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity in Manhattan’s anti-discrimination ordinance was little more than a gesture, it was a powerful gesture. There’s power, for instance, in the City Commission’s unanimity. Its 5-0 .


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