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  • Editorials | November 03, 2014

    Make your vote count

    We hope registered voters have been paying attention to the candidates and the issues in recent weeks. And we hope that if they haven’t already done so, they vote Tuesday. Elections are important, and in close elections, each vote is vital. Secretary of State

  • Editorials | November 01, 2014

    Elect Roberts, Davis and Sherow

    In two days, Kansas voters will complete a process that began many months ago. Many Kansans have voted in advance, but others have yet to cast their ballots. For area residents who are undecided, we offer the following thoughts and recommendations for U.S. Senate,

  • Editorials | October 31, 2014

    Election recommendations

    There might be fewer contested races on the ballot this November than usual, but those that are contested — particularly the U.S. Senate campaign and the Kansas governor’s race — are getting plenty of attention. We’ll discuss those races as well as the 1st

  • 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


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