• Adapt Visa Waiver Program

    Concern about a refugee program that might have let as many as 2,000 Syrians into the United States in recent years has some validity if one assumes that the refugees intend to harm this country. Concern about fiancée visas, given .

  • Obama’s approach direct, reasonable

    President Barack Obama’s brief address to the nation Sunday night might not have been all it could have been, but neither did it deserve instant denunciation from Republican candidates for president. Donald Trump, still the GOP frontrunner, in part .

  • Open police files on resolved cases

    A Linwood, Kansas, couple still grieving and seeking answers after the disappearance of their son 27 years ago shouldn’t have to wonder forever whether law enforcement authorities did everything they could to resolve the case or whether there are new .

  • The scenic long and winding road

    We’re attracted to the idea of the Native Stone Scenic Byway extending into Riley County and are gratified that Riley County commissioners agree. In a 2-1 vote Monday, the commission voted to extend the byway from the Riley County .

  • More U.S. ‘boots,’ more RAF strikes

    What impact either move will make is yet to be seen — and how widely supported they are is unclear — but both the United States and England are escalating their efforts to fight the Islamic State. In a 397-223 vote, Britain’.

  • Is exceeding projections enough?

    Whether the revenue cup in Kansas is half-full or half-empty depends in large part on one’s politics. For the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback, the $8 million by which state revenue in November exceeded expectations is cause for optimism. Said .

  • Neither ISIS nor warming can wait

    President Barack Obama might have let his rhetoric get ahead of him in Paris when he called the Paris conference on climate change a “rebuke” to terrorism of the sort that scarred the host city Nov. 13. But he was correct .

  • Coping with convenience

    For a lot of us, the Christmas shopping season started this weekend, and for more of us than ever, we’re doing the shopping on our phone screens. We’re buying shoes from Zappos, TVs from Target.com, and plastic .

  • We must listen even though we disagree

    We liked the sound of Bill Clinton’s recent speech in Lawrence. In this week of Thanksgiving, we particularly liked an observation he made about progress in America, and about the area where we have made the least progress. What .

  • Make school boards more enticing places to serve

    It should come as no surprise that school board members here and elsewhere were disgusted by a proposal to ban them from serving if they have a conflict of interest. A proposed bill to do that – killed in the last .

  • It is gratefulness that makes us happy

    Every year on this day, we Americans are supposed to think about what we’re thankful for. This is Thanksgiving, after all, the day for reflecting on our many blessings as a nation, a community, and as families and individuals. .

  • Putin’s outrage is misdirected

    One can question Turkey’s discretion in shooting down a Russian warplane Tuesday that had violated Turkish air space. After all, it complicates the larger war on the Islamic State. But folks convinced that Turkey acted rashly ought to consider .


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