Friday, September 4, 2015



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | February 25, 2015

    Reject repeal of tuition bill

    “The children of undocumented persons who are making use of these in-state tuition rates are exactly the kinds of students we want in Kansas. They must be highly motivated to succeed. They’ve gone to our high schools. They’ve gone to school with your

  • Editorials | February 24, 2015

    Kansas standards serve students well

    One piece of good news to come out of a legislative committee hearing Monday on a proposal to repeal the state’s education standards was the reminder that lawmakers probably won’t resolve the controversy this year because they have other, more pressing, challenges. And

  • Editorials | February 23, 2015

    Kobach’s say-so doesn’t make it so

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a smart man. Given that, and given the fact that he’s taught constitutional law, you’d think he’d know better than to continue trying to place Kansas above federal law. The most recent example is a

  • Editorials | February 21, 2015

    We’re fine with liquor stores

    We’ll concede that Kansas liquor laws could benefit from some updating. The state banned alcohol decades before Prohibition became the law of the land in 1919 and didn’t join the party until four years after Prohibition ended in 1933. Even today, as a “Fact Sheet”

  • Editorials | February 20, 2015

    Spring is in the air at Pottorf Hall event

    There’s snow on the ground and snow — or slush or sleet — in the forecast. Which makes this a good weekend to head over to the Manhattan Area Garden Show. It promises plenty of medicine for the souls of folks who not long ago were

  • Editorials | February 19, 2015

    Little likely to come from summit

    We’re not among those who are inclined to try to discredit President Barack Obama’s pursuit of the war on terror because he won’t use phrases like “Islamic terror” or “radical Islamic fundamentalists.” Our sense is that is simply how he operates. He’

  • Editorials | February 18, 2015

    Sex-ed no threat to parents’ rights

    The opt-in, opt-out debate over enrollment in sex education resurfaced Tuesday in the Kansas Legislature. It provided another opportunity for parents to worry aloud — and generally needlessly — about what their children might learn about sex, and it provided another opportunity for the Legislature to bigfoot

  • Editorials | February 17, 2015

    Higher campaign limits are OK

    We wish Kansas Republicans and Democrats would find other issues to agree on as well, but we can’t fault representatives of the two political parties for wanting to increase the amount of money individuals can contribute to candidates for state offices. The sums involved

  • Editorials | February 16, 2015

    ISIS finds a new killing ground

    Barely a week goes by in which the Islamic State isn’t involved in some new horrific act. Its most recent example is the beheadings of as many as 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians over the weekend in Libya by a branch of ISIS that had gotten

  • Editorials | February 14, 2015

    Is fracking linked to increase in quakes?

    Kansans worried about the recent increase in earthquakes should take only modest comfort in the preliminary conclusion by the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey that the quakes aren’t caused by “fracking.” That’s because geologist Rex Buchanan, made that point, he also


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