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  • Editorials | November 13, 2014

    European’ space feat spectacular

    One needn’t be a rocket scientist to be impressed with what the European Space Agency has accomplished. We don’t know what tiny Philae will find, and we hope the brains at the European Space Agency find a way to anchor the lander to

  • Editorials | November 12, 2014

    Building commission approach flawed

    Residents had reason to be appalled last year when the Riley County Commission, moving toward giving itself sole authority to spend tens of millions of dollars on building projects, rejected even establishing a citizens advisory committee. Commissioner Bob Boyd who was the only member to

  • Editorials | November 11, 2014

    Kansans to pay dearly for tax cuts

    It does no good to speculate on what might have happened if the consensus financial forecast for Kansas had been known a week or two ago. Perhaps, given that Gov. Sam Brownback was re-elected and Republicans increased their majorities in both houses of the Kansas

  • Editorials | November 10, 2014

    Don’t let cold air keep you away

    Tomorrow is Veterans Day, one of the most significant days on the calendar in the United States and in many other nations. It will be cold Tuesday in Manhattan — certainly by recent standards. The slightly below freezing temperatures might even be cold enough to discourage

  • Editorials | November 09, 2014

    Needs most acute during the holidays

    Now that we’re more than a week into November, it figures that Black Friday — the shopping frenzy that once took place the day after Thanksgiving but has intruded onto Thursday — has re-entered the conversation. While the debate about that incursion also is renewed, we’

  • Editorials | November 07, 2014

    Space: still a civilian frontier

    Two explosions, one during the launch of an unmanned rocket in Virginia and the other aboard a craft being tested for space tourism in California, raise understandable questions about whether private companies are up to the challenges that space presents. The first explosion, on Oct. 28,

  • Editorials | November 06, 2014

    Playing politics with climate report

    It’s hard not to wonder sometimes why those scientists who study our climate and who are convinced that climate change is a real and growing threat to life on this planet bother. For that matter, one could wonder why the United Nations, or the

  • Editorials | November 05, 2014

    Kansans reaffirm trust in governor

    It’s a great day for Republican candidates and their supporters. They swept every important office in Kansas and won enough votes nationwide to seize control of the U.S. Senate and solidify their hold on the U.S. House of Representatives. Sen. Pat Roberts

  • Editorials | November 04, 2014

    Is pulling an ad really that difficult?

    Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election campaign has been nothing if not relentlessly — viciously — hard-ball in criticizing independent candidate Greg Orman ever since the national Republican Party replaced Sen. Roberts’ staff after his primary victory over Dr. Milton Wolf was too close for comfort. But for all

  • Editorials | November 03, 2014

    Such apologies are becoming rare

    K-State Bill Snyder is an outstanding college football coach. He’s also a big man. He demonstrated that Saturday by publicly acknowledging he was wrong and apologizing for having appeared in a political campaign ad for Sen. Pat Roberts. “I made a mistake,” Coach Snyder


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