Saturday, July 4, 2015



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | June 10, 2015

    More U.S. troops to train Iraqis

    President Barack Obama is about to send approximately 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq to train and advise Iraqi soldiers in Anbar province. Among the U.S. goals will be helping Iraqi security forces turn the tide against the Islamic State, whose forces last month

  • Editorials | June 09, 2015

    TSA failure rate is alarming

    Somewhere — perhaps in an ISIS stronghold or a residence in Mogadishu or even in an American city — enemies of the United States must be kicking themselves over the opportunities they’ve missed to blow more U.S. airliners out of the sky. They might be

  • Editorials | June 08, 2015

    Senate solution is no step forward

    Kansans shouldn’t make too much of the fact that more than half of the votes in the Kansas Senate’s 21-17 passage Sunday of a bill to increase state taxes by $423 million came from members who’d signed no-tax increase pledges demanded by Americans

  • Editorials | June 05, 2015

    New Freedom Act fine ... for now

    The federal government last week decided to quit snooping quite as much on Americans’ phone calls. In passing the so-called Freedom Act, Congress ended the wholesale collection of phone records under the previous law, called the Patriot Act. If you look at the issue that

  • Editorials | June 05, 2015

    Regional kids draw attention to Midwest

    Every now and then, flyover country has its moment. There have been a couple of them recently, and we’d like to make note. These aren’t particular to Manhattan or even just Kansas, but we still can’t help but feel a little regional

  • Editorials | June 04, 2015

    Naming field for Lane appropriate

    Lew Lane is nothing short of a local legend. He coached at Manhattan High School for more than two decades, winning more than twice as many football games as anybody else in the history of the school. His impact on the young men who grew

  • Editorials | June 03, 2015

    Well played, Rock Creek

    Congratulations to the Rock Creek High School baseball team for doing what no other team from the school, which opened in 1991, has done: winning a state championship. Any state championship is special, but perhaps it means a little more after teams have come close in

  • Editorials | June 02, 2015

    Bike-sharing plan holds potential

    Three cheers for Downtown Manhattan Inc. and for local entrepreneur Ward Morgan for their decision to collaborate on a pilot bike-sharing program. Their idea is an enlightened one. We hope their trust in this city’s residents is well placed. As a story in Monday’

  • Editorials | June 01, 2015

    Lawmakers should call governor’s bluff

    The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature would do the citizens of this state a great service if lawmakers were to call Gov. Sam Brownback’s bluff and increase business taxes. A legislative tax bill, whose chief merit would be to make up a $406 million funding shortfall, wouldn’

  • Editorials | May 31, 2015

    Patriot Act went too far

    When Americans wake up Monday, the Patriot Act won’t be the same. Barring action today by the U.S. Senate, several key provisions, including a provision known as Section 215, will have expired. That’s hardly a tragedy. The Patriot Act was passed in the


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