Eight years ago Barack Obama became the first black presidential candidate of a major American political party. It was a historic moment, one worth celebrating. It culminated a few months later in an even greater moment for him and this .
Criticism of the International Olympic Committee is appropriate in view of the panel’s decision to diminish the harm of Russia’s systematic and long-term corruption of athletics and cheating. In voting against a ban of the Russian Olympic team .
Just what Hillary Clinton needed on the eve of the Democratic National Convention: an email scandal. Granted, this one apparently wasn’t of her making — at least there is no indications to that effect — but the taint lingers. It lingers .
If including individuals regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity in Manhattan’s anti-discrimination ordinance was little more than a gesture, it was a powerful gesture. There’s power, for instance, in the City Commission’s unanimity. Its 5-0 .
A congressional recess nearly two months long is tough to beat, especially if it follows a break for the Fourth of July. Folks who get that much time off must really deserve it. Or not. Members of the U.S. .
We don’t know who’ll claim the ribbons at this year’s Riley County Fair, but we’ll bet that temperatures hovering around 100 degrees will ensure handsome profits for folks selling lemonade. (We doubt, however, that the heat interferes .
Much has already been said — and will continue to be said until the next dust-up bumps it aside — about the resemblance parts of the speech Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, made to Republican National Convention delegates Monday night bears to .
Like almost everyone else, we’ve been thinking about Pokemon Go. OK, maybe you haven’t been. If not, it’s because you haven’t gotten out much. If you go out in public — a park, a business district, even .
Manhattan property owners who might grimace at news that the City Commission is publishing a budget calling for a 1.5-mill levy increase ought to realize that this is the maximum increase the city is considering. Indications from commissioners last week .
One of these days, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach just might surprise us. But if his role in writing the Republican Party’s national platform is an indication, that day won’t come soon. Lest anyone in Kansas question .
Today’s opinion page contains a short letter to the editor from Manhattan resident Stan Tilley. It came in Wednesday’s mail, was neatly typed and included the handwritten note, “If you feel this is appropriate — please publish it.” His .
Something’s going on within the Islamic State, and while it might presage more, and even more intense, terrorist attacks, it also suggests that the “caliphate” its leaders boasted of a couple years ago will exist more as an idea .
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