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  • 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

  • Editorials | December 07, 2014

    Let’s stick to the issues

    City Commissioner Karen McCulloh is “fed up with being treated like a third-rate citizen on this commission.” Among reasons for her sentiment, which she felt the need to air at Tuesday’s meeting, is that Mayor Wynn Butler didn’t choose her to serve on

  • Editorials | December 05, 2014

    Science standards hurt no one

    In dismissing a lawsuit alleging that Kansas science standards promote atheism and violate the religious freedoms of students and their parents, U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree said the plaintiffs did not claim specific enough injuries from the standards to continue the lawsuit. Though the

  • Editorials | December 05, 2014

    Stakes are high in Waco

    Here’s hoping the Kansas State Wildcats, who have put themselves in a position to win their second Big 12 Conference championship in three years, have saved their best for last.  They’ll need to be at their best Saturday when they play the Baylor

  • Editorials | December 04, 2014

    Roundabout is a good choice

    It’s good to see that members of the Manhattan City Commission are not just open to the possibility of a roundabout at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive but leaning toward that type of traffic method. Apart from the safety advantages of

  • Editorials | December 03, 2014

    We could get used to gas at $2.49 a gallon

    A gallon of gas for less than $2.50! How about that? It’s exciting even if the price is just a tenth of a cent less than $2.50 and even if this is a temporary phenomenon. Millions of drivers of a certain age — wouldn’t want to

  • Editorials | December 02, 2014

    Menu calorie counts worthwhile

    We don’t have any real problems with the Food and Drug Administration’s broad new regulations that will require most chain restaurants and retail food establishments to post calorie counts and make other information about nutrition available to consumers. But we also doubt the

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