Editorials

  • 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, .

  • A cure for affluenza?

    Moving from the sublime to the ridiculous, Ethan Couch, better known as the “affluenza teen,” might not like being treated as an adult as much as he enjoyed being spoiled as an adolescent. Though still a teen — he’s 19 — Mr. .

  • Navy passes Putin’s test in Baltic

    The headline in Britain’s Daily Mail of a story about the incident this week in the Baltic Sea in which Russian jets repeatedly buzzed a U.S. destroyer called to mind America’s Republican presidential primary, particularly the frontrunner, .

  • Brownback’s veto ill serves Kansans

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s respect for individual property rights is duly noted, but he erred in vetoing a bill that would have made it easier for cities to confront blight by taking over abandoned properties. As he noted in his .

  • Planet finder answers the call

    The resurrection, or perhaps just the reawakening, of the Kepler spacecraft in recent days doesn’t have quite the drama of the return of the Apollo 13 moon mission, which unfolded 36 years ago this week. But Kepler is worth noting, and .

  • Delaying payment is no solution

    It didn’t take Gov. Sam Brownback long to use the authority the Legislature gave him earlier this session to delay a quarterly payment to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. On Friday, in fact, the governor and budget director .


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