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  • Editorials | October 30, 2014

    Close enough to hope for more

    OK, the script didn’t end quite as home-town fans had written it. The Royals didn’t win the World Series.  For some folks, that’s all that matters. We, too, are disappointed. But not broken-hearted. The Royals lost to a good team — and

  • Editorials | October 29, 2014

    Elevated security should be the rule

    One could argue that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is just doing its job in elevating security at some, perhaps hundreds, of federal building in Washington, D.C., and other major cities. After all, Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, didn’t refer

  • Editorials | October 28, 2014

    China’s judicial reform inches along

    The United States in 2013 executed 39 people, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. In our view, that was 39 too many. But that was far fewer than were executed in China, which, as it happens, is contemplating judicial reforms that could scale back — though not eliminate —

  • Editorials | October 27, 2014

    Too cautious or not cautious enough?

    The politics of Ebola aren’t fatal, as the disease certainly can be, but that doesn’t mean the politics aren’t both contentious and contagious. Exhibit A involves the contrary positions of the governors of New York and New Jersey on the one hand

  • Editorials | October 26, 2014

    Someday, let’s drop grocery sales tax

    A couple of state senators from Wichita have come up with a good — bipartisan! — idea that could make life a little more affordable for all Kansans, especially those who need the help most. Unfortunately, the state has dug itself into such a hole that it

  • Editorials | October 24, 2014

    Halloween no longer a minor occasion

    Spending — big spending — on Halloween isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s been growing since adults a number of years ago began to get serious about getting in on the fun. And if the calendar and projected spending this year are good indications, there will

  • Editorials | October 23, 2014

    Deals with Nazis bring U.S. shame

    America spent almost four years, hundreds of thousands of lives and vast sums of money helping to rid the world of the Nazi war machine during World War II. It was among this country’s greatest accomplishments. That only heightens the shame of recent revelations

  • Editorials | October 22, 2014

    Bradlee deserves iconic status

    To journalists of a certain age, Ben Bradlee, who was the executive editor of the Washington Post from 1965 to 1991, was a hero. And an inspiration. He died Tuesday at the age of 93. Among his accomplishments was transforming the Post from a second-tier newspaper into a

  • Editorials | October 21, 2014

    Better late than never

    Maybe Kobani won’t fall into the Islamic State’s hands after all. Kobani is the Syrian town near the Turkish border where Kurdish fighters, outnumbered and outgunned, have refused for several weeks to yield to the Islamic State. In addition to scores of U.

  • Editorials | October 20, 2014

    Kansas roads a source of pride

    That Kansas roads are among the best in the country is worth a collective pat on the back for elected officials and workers over many years. That Kansas ranked just 33, however, in terms of fatality rate per miles driven ought to give us pause. The


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