• ‘Nothing is more disturbing…’

    During his 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert spoke on the House floor on more than one occasion in support of stronger punishment for child molesters. In fact he said that repeat offenders should be put .

  • Disappointing but not surprising

    As gestures go, the stand Gov. Sam Brownback took Tuesday against what he considers the Obama administration’s lax scrutiny of refugees was mostly empty. Citing safety issues, the governor announced that Kansas is withdrawing “at the earliest possible date” .

  • Legislators will find answers difficult

    One problem with a financial crisis as deep as Kansas is enduring is that there simply is no simple solution. It’s fair to fault Gov. Sam Brownback and his conservative allies for passing tax cuts several years ago, particularly .

  • A peculiar arrangement

    Curious doings are afoot in the Republican presidential primary campaign. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, second and third, respectively, in the delegate count, have agreed to work together to try to prevent New York billionaire Donald .

  • What will it take, Gov. Brownback?

    Kansas is a long way from the high seas in the 19th century, yet Gov. Sam Brownback and his obsession with protecting the 2012 income tax cuts calls to mind Capt. Ahab’s obsession with Moby Dick, the great white whale .

  • Earth is our home; let’s take care of it

    We’ve come a long way since the first Earth Day, the inspiration in 1970 of U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, an environmentalist, and others who hoped to raise public awareness about our planet, its fragility and its resources. That was .

  • Currency changes all appropriate

    Folks who are convinced that the government doesn’t get anything right ought to think again. The U.S. Treasury Department couldn’t have been more right in deciding that the image of Harriet Tubman belongs on the front of .

  • Better late than never

    It would have been more helpful a year or even two years ago, but growing concern among conservative Republicans about Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax policies is welcome. Much of the concern is pragmatic: legislators, many of whom have been .

  • Costs of bigotry can take many forms

    Identical bills linger in Kansas legislative committees — one in the Senate and one in the House — that ought to be tossed into the trash. These bills would require transgender students in Kansas schools — even on university campuses — to use the .

  • Will millennials thwart Republicans?

    Margaret Hoover and John Avlon didn’t break much new ground in their analysis of America’s two political parties and the upcoming election, but they were both insightful and entertaining during their Landon Lecture Friday in McCain Auditorium. Unfortunately, .

  • For fighting those grass fires… thanks

    Whether the smoke has come from those huge blazes in south-central Kansas or one of the local burns, pasture fires have again changed our sky, our sunsets and our air quality in recent weeks. Aren’t you glad you’re .

  • Myers knows KSU, and how to lead

    Serving as interim president at Kansas State University won’t be the most hazardous duty Gen. Richard B. Myers will have performed in his long and distinguished career, but that doesn’t make it any less important to the university, .


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