Thursday, July 28, 2016

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | July 03, 2016

    YES! Fund benefits Manhattan youth

    You’ve got a great chance to help young people in the Manhattan area. Readers who’ve been around a few years know about it already: The YES! Fund. For those of you who don’t know, or need a refresher, here’s the basic

  • Editorials | July 01, 2016

    Fireworks require careful handling

    This is the day that kids in the Manhattan area have been looking forward to for a year. Many adults, too. Fireworks went on sale today at noon. Not many of those people give a whole lot of thought to the Declaration of Independence, or

  • Editorials | June 29, 2016

    GOP candidates spar in 1st District

    We’ll give 1st District Rep. Tim Huelskamp this much credit: He motivated Bob Dole to use Twitter. Rep. Huelskamp wasn’t, however, the subject of Mr. Dole’s first tweet. In that, the 92-year-old former U.S. senator, Senate majority leader and presidential candidate

  • Editorials | June 28, 2016

    Ex-governors’ views have value

    We’re not in the habit of urging Kansans to get involved in political action committees. That’s true even when four former Kansas governors get together to form one that challenges laws and policies put into effect during the tenure of Gov. Sam Brownback.

  • Editorials | June 27, 2016

    School funding OK… for now

    The school funding equity bill that the Kansas Legislature approved Friday is worth applauding because the Kansas Supreme Court is expected to find that it complies with the constitution and thus allow public schools to remain open. The measure is also laudable because it marks

  • Editorials | June 25, 2016

    Again, president is too passive

    It’s hard to tell what, if anything, the Obama administration can do about the growing arms transactions between Russia and Iran, but the White House’s silence is hardly a positive sign. Perhaps President Barack Obama’s desire to protect the nuclear weapons deal

  • Editorials | June 24, 2016

    Democrats erred in ending sit-in

    Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives gained a little momentum — and relevance — earlier this week when they staged a sit-in to protest the Republicans’ refusal to even allow a vote on a gun control measure Democrats supported. But Democrats’ potentially powerful statement

  • Editorials | June 23, 2016

    Good music and good times

    RVers at the Country Stampede might live in relative comfort, but here’s hoping those who pitched tents earlier this week had plenty of ice to cope with heat well in excess of 100 degrees Wednesday. Fortunately, the forecast for the next couple of days suggests

  • Editorials | June 22, 2016

    Time is short; act quickly, wisely

    Though members of the Kansas Legislature put themselves in the spot they’re in — and put public schools in the spot they’re in — we don’t envy lawmakers the task they’ll confront when the special session convenes Thursday morning. The state is broke,

  • Editorials | June 21, 2016

    Congress remains part of the problem

    Not even the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was enough Monday to break through the partisan gridlock that has long characterized politics in Washington, D.C. Senators considered four gun control proposals in the wake of the massacre at an Orlando nightclub earlier

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