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  • 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

  • Editorials | December 22, 2014

    KSU band honor is beautiful music

    Kansas State football fans have been wowed by the school’s marching band performances at halftime after halftime for year after year, so they may be more delighted than surprised that the current version of the Pride of Wildcat Land has been recognized as the

  • Editorials | December 21, 2014

    The gimmick NextDoor

    Let’s see if we get this straight: The police have pulled the plug on a program they’ve stood behind for decades because a study 20 years ago showed that it wasn’t effective. And instead the cops are hopping in bed with a venture-capital-funded

  • Editorials | December 19, 2014

    There’s no peace for Greenpeace

    For many Americans, the image of Greenpeace involves the environmental organization’s daring sea skirmishes with Japanese or Russian whaling ships. There’s something admirable, if reckless, about such endeavors. That isn’t the case with Greenpeace’s latest episode, one that has brought the

  • Editorials | December 17, 2014

    Taliban acts with impunity

    One might think Pakistan would be immune to shock, given all the violence its people have endured in recent years. Pakistanis, too, might have thought they’d seen it all until the Taliban set a new standard for horror in slaughtering 132 children and 16 adults in

  • Editorials | December 16, 2014

    Project transforms our downtown

    New residents and KSU students might find it hard to believe, but the Manhattan Marketplace was a wasteland not so many years ago. Some folks, uncertain about the debated development project’s success, wondered if Best Buy would ever have company. The first major store


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