Thursday, November 26, 2015

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | April 19, 2015

    After all, they caught the guy

    We’re going to side with the FBI on this one. Riley County Commissioner Bob Boyd gunched last week that the feds should have informed the local authorities earlier about the plan to arrest a would-be terrorist bomber targeting Fort Riley. Boyd said he was

  • Editorials | April 17, 2015

    Is board really serious about cuts?

    It’s no secret that the local school district has a budget problem. We’re not totally sure how big that problem is, frankly, but it seems to us that knocking a few days off the school calendar is a pretty simple way to start.

  • Editorials | April 16, 2015

    Hope grows for changes in Cuba

    President Obama and Cuba’s dictator Raul Castro made nice with one another last week in Panama. They were attending the 7th Summit of the Americas. We hope the good feelings lead to an ultimate dismantling of the repressive rule that Cubans have lived under

  • Editorials | April 15, 2015

    Tax day is a day we love to hate

    It’s tax day, which means that if you owe income taxes to the federal or state government, you’re down to a few hours before the clock strikes midnight. Maybe you’ve long since filed; taxpayers who have refunds coming don’t often wait

  • Editorials | April 14, 2015

    Getting there used to be half the fun

    Consumers seem to have an attitude problem when it comes to the airline industry. Many continue to think that the airlines exist to serve them. Maybe some remember what traveling by air used to be like, or having been seduced by commercials that depict passengers

  • Editorials | April 13, 2015

    Targeted strikes on Iran unwise

    Perhaps the framework for the nuclear deal with Iran won’t prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, or even nuclear weapons capability, until the end of time. Perhaps progress to this point, difficult as it has been, is so delicate that it won’t withstand

  • Editorials | April 12, 2015

    Agents thwart terror suspect

    This time the terrorism threat wasn’t in a metropolitan area skyscraper or a mall. This time the threat originated in Topeka and the target was Fort Riley. The suspect, a 20-year-old named John T. Booker — who also called himself Mohammed Abdullah Hassan — was caught “

  • Editorials | April 10, 2015

    Can the Royals raise their game?

    Even before the Kansas City Royals opened the 2015 season by sweeping a division rival, it was easier this year than it has been for decades to get excited about the team’s prospects. For starters, the Royals didn’t end last season in the cellar

  • Editorials | April 09, 2015

    Let districts run their schools

    Increasingly, it seems, the Kansas Legislature’s motto is, “When in doubt, micromanage.” It isn’t enough for the Kansas Legislature to cut funding for most of the state’s school districts by enacting a block funding scheme on the excuse that the old funding

  • Editorials | April 08, 2015

    16.4 percent of voters have spoken

    Although the outcome of Tuesday’s election could hardly be considered a surprise, it will result in a more liberal City Commission. Manhattan’s voters opted for leadership and they chose well. Wynn Butler, whose term as major is coming to an end, was re-elected;

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