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  • Editorials | December 12, 2015

    A second chance for Huelskamp

    Last week was a good one for Tim Huelskamp, who represents Kansas’ 1st Congressional District, which includes Manhattan, in Congress. Whether what’s good for Rep. Huelskamp is also good for Kansas, however, remains to be seen. Rep. Huelskamp’s good week actually began weeks

  • Editorials | December 11, 2015

    Merkel deserving of Time honor

    Donald Trump has called Angela Merkel “insane.” Atypically, for him at least, he didn’t call her a “loser,” a category into which he’d put the many billions of humans with whom he so graciously shares the planet. That’s because as was recently

  • Editorials | December 10, 2015

    Pools could benefit from modest tweaks

    It’s disappointing that fewer people visited the city’s pools last summer, and further disappointing that the $62,000 boost in revenue last summer was more than offset by an increase of more than $205,000 in expenses. The upshot was that overall pool revenue, which was not

  • Editorials | December 09, 2015

    A citizenship test for Americans?

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is understandably concerned about Americans’ ignorance about how our government works, and he’s smart enough to know at least one way to address it. He thinks a good start would be ensuring that American-born citizens know as much about

  • Editorials | December 08, 2015

    Adapt Visa Waiver Program

    Concern about a refugee program that might have let as many as 2,000 Syrians into the United States in recent years has some validity if one assumes that the refugees intend to harm this country. Concern about fiancée visas, given Tashfeen Malik’s involvement in

  • Editorials | December 07, 2015

    Obama’s approach direct, reasonable

    President Barack Obama’s brief address to the nation Sunday night might not have been all it could have been, but neither did it deserve instant denunciation from Republican candidates for president. Donald Trump, still the GOP frontrunner, in part because he’s more insulting

  • Editorials | December 05, 2015

    Open police files on resolved cases

    A Linwood, Kansas, couple still grieving and seeking answers after the disappearance of their son 27 years ago shouldn’t have to wonder forever whether law enforcement authorities did everything they could to resolve the case or whether there are new leads to pursue. Nor, after

  • Editorials | December 04, 2015

    The scenic long and winding road

    We’re attracted to the idea of the Native Stone Scenic Byway extending into Riley County and are gratified that Riley County commissioners agree. In a 2-1 vote Monday, the commission voted to extend the byway from the Riley County line, northwest through Zeandale on

  • Editorials | December 03, 2015

    More U.S. ‘boots,’ more RAF strikes

    What impact either move will make is yet to be seen — and how widely supported they are is unclear — but both the United States and England are escalating their efforts to fight the Islamic State. In a 397-223 vote, Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday approved

  • Editorials | December 02, 2015

    Is exceeding projections enough?

    Whether the revenue cup in Kansas is half-full or half-empty depends in large part on one’s politics. For the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback, the $8 million by which state revenue in November exceeded expectations is cause for optimism. Said Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan: “It’

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