• Fatherhood brings many rewards

    Father’s Day is supposed to be a happy occasion. It’s meant to be a day when children, even if they’re sometimes reminded by their mother or another sibling, shower a little extra affection on their dads. That .

  • Loss of small rodent is a big deal

    Few Kansas are likely to miss the Bramble Cay melomys. Few people have even heard of it. But this small rodent that had lived on an atoll about the size of a football field off the coast of Australia is .

  • Judge erred in sealing affidavit

    District Court Judge Meryl D. Wilson on Wednesday went too far in sealing the affidavit leading to the arrest of a Manhattan businessman in connection with unlawful sexual relations. Simply redacting information related to the alleged victim would have been .

  • Trump just gets more repulsive

    We would ask what’s gotten into Donald Trump, but about all that separates his outrageous comments Monday from so many other offensive remarks in recent weeks was the massacre of 49 innocent people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. .

  • Another martyr for a murderous cause

    Americans can find just about any cause they want for the slaughter Sunday morning at what’s been described as a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. But how does one apportion responsibility when the killer claims allegiance to ISIS, targets .

  • Conservatives again target Court

    Conservative Republican legislative leaders are a stubborn bunch. Despite repeated rulings by the Kansas Supreme Court — the ultimate authority on Kansas law — that legislative funding of Kansas public schools violates the state Constitution, Republican legislative leaders say the Court is .

  • Bidding farewell to an old friend

    It’s not just difficult to imagine Aggieville without Varney’s Book Store, it’s hard to imagine Manhattan without it. But the bookstore — call it an icon or an institution, if you like — will close at the end of .

  • All that’s missing is the solution

    Now that Gov. Sam Brownback has called legislators back to Topeka for a special session to correct unconstitutional inequities in the school finance funding formula, they have to find a way to do it. The loose consensus is that the .

  • Good for women, good for America

    Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye for a generation and been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate for much of that time. So it seems almost anticlimactic that she has become the first woman to be the presumptive .

  • Special session is the right call

    Kansans should welcome news today that Gov. Sam Brownback is calling legislators to Topeka for a special session to keep schools open despite his cheap shot at the Kansas Supreme Court. Said the governor: “It is distressing that the Kansas .

  • Every anniversary is important

    An American born on June 6, 1944, would be 72 years old. He or she would likely know something of the importance of that date, sharing his or her anniversary with one of the most historic — and pivotal — battles in American history. Seventy-two .

  • Trump, Clinton have company

    Millions of American voters are unimpressed, or even repelled, by the presumptive nominees of the two major parties. Democrat Hillary Clinton has abundant experience that would be useful if she is elected. She also, however, has failed to convince Americans .


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