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Opinion - Editorials

  • 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

  • Editorials | February 13, 2015

    Groundwater grows more precious

    We have taken issue with many of Gov. Sam Brownback’s initiatives, but he deserves credit for recognizing the need to slow, and even reverse, the depletion of groundwater in western Kansas. With greater attention — and some timely rains — indications are that groundwater levels in

  • Editorials | February 12, 2015

    Yet another step backward

    It’s increasingly difficult to understand how Gov. Sam Brownback, who says he wants to make Kansas a better place to live and work, continues to do things that take the state in the opposite direction. Among examples are aggressive and inequitable tax cuts that

  • Editorials | February 11, 2015

    Hunting, fishing in the constitution?

    Hunting and fishing are honorable pursuits with a long tradition in Kansas. Those activities could soon be elevated to rights protected by the Kansas Constitution if a couple lawmakers have their way. We can’t come up with any substantive objections to that. We wonder,

  • Editorials | February 10, 2015

    Don’t raise speed limit for passing

    Let’s not legitimize speeding in Kansas — on interstates, other divided highways or on two-lane highways. Particularly on two-lane highways. A couple of legislators from small central Kansas towns, one in Russell County and another in Rooks County, have proposed a bill that would allow

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