Editorials

  • Brownback mum on key issue

    Gov. Sam Brownback didn’t have much to say about the state budget during his State of the State address Tuesday night. In fact, he omitted it. If that sounds odd, it should, given the impact that financial matters have .

  • Extradition of ‘El Chapo’ wise

    Twice burned by Joaquin Guzman’s escapes, Mexican authorities had barely recaptured the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel on Friday before initiating extradition proceedings so he can be tried in the United States. Mexico had refused past U.S. .

  • Extradition of ‘El Chapo’ wise

    Twice burned by Joaquin Guzman’s escapes, Mexican authorities had barely recaptured the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel on Friday before initiating extradition proceedings so he can be tried in the United States. Mexico had refused past U.S. .

  • District’s notice is a weak gesture

    Penny Hargrove of Hiawatha is in town today to interview for the position of superintendent of the Manhattan-Ogden School District. Three other finalists for the position are scheduled to interview in the coming days. Their identities will be made public .

  • What government wants us to eat

    January means cold days,  Christmas bills and, for many, a return to school. This January also comes with a fresh round of dietary advice, courtesy of the U.S. government. That might seem like an annual event, but the .

  • Where is GOP health care plan?

    Republicans in Congress have gotten pretty good at passing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Wednesday’s vote in the House of Representatives was that chamber’s 62nd. As the Associated Press has reported, the most recent House approval .

  • North Korea strikes again

    The world has more powerful leaders than North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, but he might be in a class by himself in terms of his knack for seizing international attention. He did so overnight by claiming that his nation has .

  • Obama’s gun measures sensible

    Republican presidential candidates would have Americans — or at least those who vote in Republican caucuses and primaries — believe that President Barack Obama is finally, as has been forecast since he took office, taking away their Second Amendment right to bear .

  • Conflicts abound as year begins

    It isn’t taking occupants of this planet long to get the Christmas goodwill out of their systems. Saudi Arabia and Iran, neither of which cares much about Christmas in the first place, are as hostile to each other as .

  • Have a little time on your hands?

    A couple days into the new year, chances are a lot of us have cast our resolutions aside. Some diets surely are shot and some of those vows to clean up our language ended up in the gutter. Well, there’.

  • Enjoy yourselves and be safe

    Here we are, just one week removed from a cozy Christmas Eve and one week away from what will probably be another cold winter Thursday. Though it’s downright cold outside already, tonight won’t simply be another cold winter .

  • We must heed Ebola’s lessons

    It seems fitting that in the waning days of 2015, Guinea, the West African country where the 2014 Ebola epidemic began, has been declared free of the virus’s transmission. “It’s the best year-end present that God could give Guinea and .


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