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  • Editorials | December 21, 2014

    The gimmick NextDoor

    Let’s see if we get this straight: The police have pulled the plug on a program they’ve stood behind for decades because a study 20 years ago showed that it wasn’t effective. And instead the cops are hopping in bed with a venture-capital-funded

  • Editorials | December 19, 2014

    There’s no peace for Greenpeace

    For many Americans, the image of Greenpeace involves the environmental organization’s daring sea skirmishes with Japanese or Russian whaling ships. There’s something admirable, if reckless, about such endeavors. That isn’t the case with Greenpeace’s latest episode, one that has brought the

  • Editorials | December 17, 2014

    Taliban acts with impunity

    One might think Pakistan would be immune to shock, given all the violence its people have endured in recent years. Pakistanis, too, might have thought they’d seen it all until the Taliban set a new standard for horror in slaughtering 132 children and 16 adults in

  • Editorials | December 16, 2014

    Project transforms our downtown

    New residents and KSU students might find it hard to believe, but the Manhattan Marketplace was a wasteland not so many years ago. Some folks, uncertain about the debated development project’s success, wondered if Best Buy would ever have company. The first major store

  • Editorials | December 15, 2014

    Spending bill necessary, flawed

    There’s plenty to take issue with in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress approved over the weekend, but the measure is not without merit. Most important, perhaps, is that members of both parties and both houses of Congress actually reached agreement on a major

  • Editorials | December 14, 2014

    Partisanship diminishes report

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, didn’t distinguish herself with regard to the Select Committee’s report on the CIA’s torture of terrorists and terrorism suspects. Not that the report’s accounts of waterboardings, consecutive days of

  • Editorials | December 11, 2014

    A shortcut to the budget shortfall

    You’ve got to give Gov. Sam Brownback at least a little credit. He’s come up with a set of proposals to offset a projected shortfall of $279 million in the next six and a half months, and he’s done it without cutting aid

  • Editorials | December 10, 2014

    This is not how we picture ourselves

    We probably ought to be shocked, even outraged, that the CIA or its contractors used torture on dozens of al-Qaida operatives and other terror suspects. But after seeing all those photographs of detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison a few years ago — the photos of

  • Editorials | December 09, 2014

    Malaria proves a stubborn foe

    In the summertime, Kansas can boast some truly impressive — and pesky — mosquitoes. Sometimes they even bring exotic sounding ailments like the West Nile or chikungunya virus, which can cause misery and, on occasion, even claim lives. But Kansans — and residents across the United States — needn’

  • Editorials | December 08, 2014

    Does Orion test bring Mars closer?

    The launch Friday of the Orion space capsule was exciting — and, like most launches, spectacular — but after the recent setbacks by two private companies, NASA’s test was also something of a relief. For some Americans, the test launch of a craft intended to take


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