Thursday, May 28, 2015



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | May 09, 2014

    Veterans deserve better from VA

    For the first time in decades, the American Legion, a veterans group with some 2.4 million members, has called for public officials to resign. It wants Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki and two other officials to step down. The American Legion has taken this extreme measure

  • Editorials | May 08, 2014

    Doing nothing is no solution

    Perhaps Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, is correct. Perhaps President Barack Obama is exploiting the most recent national assessment of climate change to expand federal reach. “With this report,” Sen. Inhofe told the Washington Post, “the president is attempting to once again distract Americans

  • Editorials | May 07, 2014

    Congratulations, MHS forensics team

    Usually when we congratulate a group of high school students for winning a state championship, their triumph is an athletic feat. Given the strong traditions at area high schools in multiple sports, hardly a season goes by that one team or another doesn’t prevail.

  • Editorials | May 05, 2014

    Sampler Festival was quite a draw

    Last weekend was beautiful. A balmy Saturday led to a warm-up on Sunday that was enough to remind us that despite a recent cool spell, we’re racing toward summer. Summer can wait. Let us savor last weekend, one during which the outdoors called. They

  • Editorials | May 04, 2014

    Who’s spending all that money?

    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts spoke recently in a congressional committee meeting about campaign funding in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that eliminated the limit that individuals can contribute to candidates or party committees during an election cycle. Not surprisingly, Sen. Roberts,

  • Editorials | May 02, 2014

    Mercy prevails over vengeance

    It’s not unheard of for the mother of a murder victim to spare the life of her son’s killer, but it’s rare enough to be remarkable. It happed a couple of weeks ago in Iran, a country that, at least to Americans,

  • Editorials | May 01, 2014

    A proud day for citizen-soldiers

    It’s hard not to be impressed by the naturalization ceremony Wednesday on Fort Riley — the first such ceremony ever on post. And we suspect that the five soldiers, who have long since sworn to protect the United States, will treasure the memory all the

  • Editorials | April 29, 2014

    Timely proposals on e-cigarettes

    Critics who argue that the regulations the Food and Drug Administration has proposed on e-cigarettes were long in coming and don’t go far enough might have a point. That shouldn’t, however, obscure the worth of the steps the FDA is taking. “It’s

  • Editorials | April 28, 2014

    Dole well deserves recent accolades

    Bob Dole isn’t quite as mobile as he once was, but he still gets around pretty well, particularly for a 90-year-old who was badly wounded during World War II. What matters is that he’s been getting around Kansas quite well, visiting large cities

  • Editorials | April 27, 2014

    Another Guard unit will be a asset

    We are delighted to learn that the Kansas National Guard will be adding to its present strength in Manhattan. The addition will be in the form of the 130th Field Artillery Brigade headquarters, which will operate out of the National Guard armory on Levee Drive.


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