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Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | October 27, 2014

    Too cautious or not cautious enough?

    The politics of Ebola aren’t fatal, as the disease certainly can be, but that doesn’t mean the politics aren’t both contentious and contagious. Exhibit A involves the contrary positions of the governors of New York and New Jersey on the one hand

  • Editorials | October 26, 2014

    Someday, let’s drop grocery sales tax

    A couple of state senators from Wichita have come up with a good — bipartisan! — idea that could make life a little more affordable for all Kansans, especially those who need the help most. Unfortunately, the state has dug itself into such a hole that it

  • Editorials | October 24, 2014

    Halloween no longer a minor occasion

    Spending — big spending — on Halloween isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s been growing since adults a number of years ago began to get serious about getting in on the fun. And if the calendar and projected spending this year are good indications, there will

  • Editorials | October 23, 2014

    Deals with Nazis bring U.S. shame

    America spent almost four years, hundreds of thousands of lives and vast sums of money helping to rid the world of the Nazi war machine during World War II. It was among this country’s greatest accomplishments. That only heightens the shame of recent revelations

  • Editorials | October 22, 2014

    Bradlee deserves iconic status

    To journalists of a certain age, Ben Bradlee, who was the executive editor of the Washington Post from 1965 to 1991, was a hero. And an inspiration. He died Tuesday at the age of 93. Among his accomplishments was transforming the Post from a second-tier newspaper into a

  • Editorials | October 21, 2014

    Better late than never

    Maybe Kobani won’t fall into the Islamic State’s hands after all. Kobani is the Syrian town near the Turkish border where Kurdish fighters, outnumbered and outgunned, have refused for several weeks to yield to the Islamic State. In addition to scores of U.

  • Editorials | October 20, 2014

    Kansas roads a source of pride

    That Kansas roads are among the best in the country is worth a collective pat on the back for elected officials and workers over many years. That Kansas ranked just 33, however, in terms of fatality rate per miles driven ought to give us pause. The

  • Editorials | October 19, 2014

    Politics won’t help in Ebola fight

    What’s more troubling about Ebola? That it has grown from a handful of cases less than a year ago to possibly tens of thousands today and continues to accelerate? Or that we — governments and people — could have stopped it in its tracks months ago

  • Editorials | October 17, 2014

    Registering voters is just the first step

    It can be difficult to find election news that folks who don’t see eye to eye on candidates or issues can welcome. One such item came earlier this week when figures from the Secretary of State’s office showed that both Republicans and Democrats

  • Editorials | October 17, 2014

    ‘Asinine comment’ has Democrats scrambling

    If you don’t have anything nice to post online, it’s best to keep your fingers off the keyboard. The Kansas Democratic Party got a painful reminder of that update on an old saw when its communications director, Dakota Loomis, insulted several small towns


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