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Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | January 03, 2016

    Have a little time on your hands?

    A couple days into the new year, chances are a lot of us have cast our resolutions aside. Some diets surely are shot and some of those vows to clean up our language ended up in the gutter. Well, there’s time to try again,

  • Editorials | December 31, 2015

    Enjoy yourselves and be safe

    Here we are, just one week removed from a cozy Christmas Eve and one week away from what will probably be another cold winter Thursday. Though it’s downright cold outside already, tonight won’t simply be another cold winter Thursday. It’s New Year’

  • Editorials | December 30, 2015

    We must heed Ebola’s lessons

    It seems fitting that in the waning days of 2015, Guinea, the West African country where the 2014 Ebola epidemic began, has been declared free of the virus’s transmission. “It’s the best year-end present that God could give Guinea and the best news that Guineans

  • Editorials | December 29, 2015

    To know of them is to admire them

    We’ve come to expect more from the Gallup Poll, one of the most admired polling services in the world. Yet when Gallup wants to know who the most admired people in the world are, it doesn’t ask the world; it leaves the question

  • Editorials | December 28, 2015

    A breakthrough for space travel

    In our electronic, gone-in-an-instant news cycle, something that happened a week ago has long since been filed away in human as well as manufactured memories. That’s understandable, but it gives short shrift to a truly remarkable achievement Dec. 21 by one of Elon Musk’s

  • Editorials | December 27, 2015

    Next move is up to Legislature

    If there was any surprise in last week’s Kansas Supreme Court ruling overturning a 2014 law changing the way the chief judges of the state’s lower courts are chosen, it was in its unanimity. Justice Caleb Stegall, the court’s newest justice and the

  • Editorials | December 23, 2015

    It could have ended much worse

    Area residents might have their occasional gripes with the Riley County Police Department, but were it not for the professionalism officers displayed on Monday, a standoff initiated by an armed and distraught woman might well have ended in tragedy. Instead, after more than eight tense

  • Editorials | December 22, 2015

    County residency fine but secondary

    The Riley County Commission couldn’t find a compelling reason to change the status quo with regard to appointing department heads, so commissioners took the obvious route Monday and reaffirmed the existing policy. That policy does not require appointed department heads to live in Riley

  • Editorials | December 21, 2015

    How much harm can Trump do?

    Donald Trump might have the biggest ego and the biggest mouth among the Republican presidential candidates, but it’s fair to wonder if he’s as smart as he is convinced he is. He’s complimented Russian President Vladimir Putin several times in recent months,

  • Editorials | December 19, 2015

    Campus safety a common goal

    The Kansas Board of Regents might formally disagree with the Kansas Legislature on whether guns on campuses protect or imperil students, but the Regents are pragmatic enough to know that even sensible, articulate objections at this stage aren’t likely to change lawmakers’ minds. Thus


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