Sunday, June 26, 2016



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | June 01, 2016

    Valley Heights girls soar

    We offer belated congratulations to the Valley Heights High School girls’ track team for the state championship its members won over the weekend in Wichita. State championships are big deals, even — perhaps especially — in small schools. And Valley Heights Junior-Senior High School, whose 150 students represent

  • Editorials | May 31, 2016

    Onus on lawmakers to keep schools open

    “Sine die,” the formal adjournment of the Kansas Legislative session and usually a formality, will be more than that when legislators gather Wednesday. Several unrelated issues remain. Most important is school finance, but the rights of transgender students in public schools, particularly in light of

  • Editorials | May 30, 2016

    Kansas justices aren’t the problem

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick must not know the difference between politicking and political courage. He’s adept at the former. He launched into another round of politicking when he learned that the Kansas Supreme Court had — yet again and quite justifiably — ruled that the

  • Editorials | May 28, 2016

    Pause to remember America’s fallen

    Huffington Post a few days ago ran a feature on things to do this Memorial Day for less than $30.  They included going camping, enjoying a day in a park or at the beach, hosting a wine and cheese party, going to a music festival or

  • Editorials | May 27, 2016

    Sen. Hatch… meet Judge Garland

    It was just a little accident of timing, but it revealed how little progress Democrats have made in advancing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. The mistake also reveals the sham that is the Republican show of courtesy to

  • Editorials | May 26, 2016

    How trustworthy is Clinton?

    Hillary Clinton violated State Department rules in using a home e-mail server for official business and did a poor job of preserving federal records when she was this country’s Secretary of State. Hardly the behavior of someone who wants to be president. Worse was

  • Editorials | May 25, 2016

    Returning K-State to a sustainable path

    The 5.81-percent tuition increase that Kansas State University proposes to charge students this fall isn’t much of a surprise. KSU and the other Kansas Board of Regents institutions released plans to increase tuition the same day that Gov. Sam Brownback announced further funding cuts

  • Editorials | May 24, 2016

    Taliban still won’t be tamed

    Americans who were glad to learn that Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, had been killed over the weekend in a drone strike in Pakistan ought to realize that not even U.S. leaders are sure what it means for peace between Afghanistan

  • Editorials | May 23, 2016

    Challenges await high school grads

    For most area adults, this is just another Monday in May. For hundreds of others, especially certain young adults, this is the first Monday since they became high school graduates. (For others who graduated last week, of course, it’s the second Monday, but they

  • Editorials | May 21, 2016

    Choosing the next KSU president…

    The people in charge of picking the next president at Kansas State University are asking for help, and we’d like to offer some thoughts. They want comments from university employees and staff, and you ought to raise your voice at hearings next week if


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