Editorials

  • Don’t count on luck in storm season

    Most area farmers and gardeners would love to have some rain. Many have been frustrated that the clouds that have crossed our horizon have dropped their rain on neighboring cities and towns. It’s worth noting that some of those .

  • A vicious and resourceful enemy

    March hasn’t been a good month in the world’s struggle against terrorism. Yes, the United States announced last week that it had killed ISIS’ second-in-command, a man who Defense Secretary Ash Carter described as “senior leader serving as .

  • Candidate pledges written in pencil

    Political pledges apparently have about the same value as professional sports contracts. That is to say, they’re not entirely worthless, but neither are they worth much. The three remaining Republican candidates — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich .

  • School funding debate rages on

    The Kansas Supreme Court ought to be able to decide without all the political maneuvering by Democratic and Republican lawmakers whether the Kansas Legislature’s response to the court’s order to make school funding more equitable passes muster. Yet .

  • Schulz will leave outstanding legacy

    Kansas State University, Manhattan and the entire state are losing an outstanding and visionary leader with KSU President Kirk Schulz’s acceptance of an offer to become president of Washington State University. If it seems as if President Schulz and .

  • Well done, Sen. Moran

    We offer a handful of thoughts about Jerry Moran’s decision, announced last week at a town hall meeting in Cimarron, that the Senate should hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. First, although it .

  • Karadzic verdict offers some justice

    A generation ago, Radovan Karadzic was a household name. So, more appropriately, was his nickname: the “Butcher of Bosnia.” He did his butchering — or at least ordered and presided over it, during the Bosnian War, which lasted from 1992 to 1995. On .

  • Trump, Cruz make things worse

    Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, a couple of genuine smearmasters, don’t imperil national security when they take cheap shots at each other’s wives. About the only good it does is give Americans one more piece to file .

  • Obama handled Cuba visit well

    President Barack Obama gets high marks for the handling of his visit to Cuba. He could have had the typical whitewashed VIP visit most foreign heads of state experience. He didn’t. He accomplished all we might have hoped for .

  • All Kansans can savor the Sweet 16

    There’s a whole lot of Kansas in the Sweet 16. We’re not just talking about the Kansas Jayhawks, who are the overall top seed in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament. Certainly that’s something worth crowing about, as .

  • Kansas Republicans must break the spell

    The Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature think they’ve got it tough. They’re saying they may never be able to meet the Kansas Supreme Court’s demands that they equitably fund education. That’s embarrassing. It amounts to .

  • Range would deepen ties with Fort Riley

    In recent months, Fort Riley has sounded more neighborly than ever. We’re about to see the extent of that neighborliness, and we want to encourage everyone involved to make the best of it. Riley County Police Department officials last .


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