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Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | May 20, 2016

    NFL right to repay Pentagon

    It probably won’t take long for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer to get right with Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and the Department of Defense. Like the National Football League, those sports

  • Editorials | May 20, 2016

    Olympic ideals

    The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games don’t need additional problems. Already beset by pollution woes, domestic political turmoil and Zika-bearing mosquitoes, the games might take place without one of the main national teams — the Russians. Unfortunate as that might be, if Russian athletes have

  • Editorials | May 19, 2016

    Higher education hardships grow

    The best chance Kansas State University and the University of Kansas had for something resembling a fair shake with regard to funding died Wednesday when Gov. Sam Brownback rejected their joint appeal to veto a provision that cut their funding by a greater percentage than

  • Editorials | May 17, 2016

    A curious way to help the poor

    Kansans want to believe that the welfare reform measure Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law Monday puts the interests of poor people in this state first, as the governor suggests. He says that like earlier elements of welfare reform, the so-called HOPE Act, the latest

  • Editorials | May 16, 2016

    Trump needn’t fret much about Kansas

    We’ll begrudge Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach a little credit for seeing things few others saw — or perhaps saw and couldn’t fathom. Almost alone among Kansas Republican leadership, he made clear his support for Donald Trump for president. And he did so

  • Editorials | May 14, 2016

    Caps and gowns and aspirations

    It’s been a busy few days at McCain Auditorium and Bramlage Coliseum. That was especially true Saturday, when many hundreds of undergraduates — accompanied by thousands of relatives and friends — filed in and out on a tight schedule so the next wave of new graduates

  • Editorials | May 13, 2016

    As American as a Belgian subsidiary

    Not so long ago we might have cheered news that Budweiser is changing the name on its 12-ounce cans of beer to “America” through the election. Then again, not so long ago Bud was an American beer. Yes, we know it is still brewed in

  • Editorials | May 12, 2016

    Help letter carriers ‘stamp out hunger’

    Earlier this week, Fred Stork, food drive coordinator for local postal workers, wrote a letter to the editor encouraging area residents to help letter carriers this Saturday in their annual drive to “stamp out hunger” in this community. We second his request. The cause is

  • Editorials | May 11, 2016

    Latest insult to local governments is law

    It’s no surprise that members of the Pottawatomie County Commission took a moment at their meeting Monday to give a thumbs-down to the law — a law Gov. Sam Brownback signed that very day — that beginning next year will limit their authority to levy property

  • Editorials | May 10, 2016

    FDA right to regulate e-cigarettes

    The debate about whether the Food and Drug Administration went too far in issuing federal regulations on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products is far from settled, but the FDA at least deserves credit for banning the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18. With various

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