We’ve been thinking about free speech and radical Islam, in light of the massacre and aftermath involving the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. As readers probably recall, two men opened fire in the office of that publication on Jan. 7, killing 11 people and injuring 11 others. The
It’s pretty clear that a proposal in the Kansas Legislature to allow medical marijuana is going nowhere this year. Opponents at a hearing last week argued strongly that legalizing pot for medical purposes is basically the same as legalizing it entirely. We fundamentally agree.
It’s easy to take for granted something that happened earlier this week: A pool of well-qualified candidates filed to run for local offices in the Manhattan area. It’s very good, and those candidates are to be thanked for their willingness to serve. We
The IRS is one of those agencies Americans love to hate. It’s the “tax man.” We might like or need many of the things we pay taxes for, but we can still hold the collectors in contempt, if only because it makes us feel
It isn’t necessary to like either of the teams in the Super Bowl to get pumped up for that annual dose of Americana. And whether you’re watching because of or in spite of Deflategate, we’ll bet you’ll spend some time Sunday
The occasion for the most recent gathering of old soldiers was the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday. There were 26 veterans of that battle, joined by a handful of other area World War II veterans at the ceremony at the Eisenhower
We hope 2nd District Rep. Lynn Jenkins isn’t the only member of Congress making noise about President Barack Obama’s plan to scale back the tax advantages of a key middle-class college savings program. “It’s a tax increase to middle-class families that are
Secretary of State Kris Kobach doesn’t think the justices on the Kansas Supreme Court hold a candle to those Kansans who are tapped for positions in the federal court system. The reason, he said, is that the way the federal court system chooses its
We can understand the outrage and embarrassment someone would feel if a nude photograph or video of her — or him — that had been taken consensually but with the intent that it remain private were posted online by an angry ex-spouse or lover. It happens, and
President Barack Obama articulately expressed his political aspirations during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Surveys indicate that the audience outside the Beltway gave him decent marks. Yet it is the audience inside the House chambers that will make or break his agenda.
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