Editorials

  • Muslim student deserved better

    School officials across America have difficult jobs and generally do them well. Sometimes, however, they err. And once in a while, even while erring on the side of caution, they do so spectacularly. That appears to be the case involving .

  • Constitution is an American jewel

    The buzz this morning about Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate is no surprise, as the candidates jockeyed to gain ground on one another and garner support from Republican voters. Whether one of those candidates wins the general election next .

  • Is GOP certain Trump will fall?

    Quite a few political observers, including many Republicans, have been waiting for the phenomenon that is the Donald Trump presidential candidacy to fade. Or self-destruct. Or just go away. There’s plenty of time for that to happen. However, not .

  • ALVIN E. HOERMAN

    Alvin E. Hoerman, 81, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Wroten House. He was born Oct. 27, 1933, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later time by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502..

  • Pyongyang tiresome, and dangerous

    North Korea is at it again, making noise to remind a world captivated by natural disasters and a migrant crisis stretching from the Middle East to Europe that Pyongyang won’t be ignored. Unprovoked but chronically irritated, North Korea on .

  • Qualifications seem to matter less

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was a long shot to win the Republican nomination for president. Perhaps his mistakes four years ago, especially his “Oops” moment in a debate when he forgot one of his proposals, simply alienated too many .

  • Duel in space wasn’t poor sportsmanship

    Thank goodness for the overlords of propriety at the Big 12 Conference. They can save us from ourselves this fall. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced earlier this week that the conference was penalizing Kansas State University for the KSU Band’s halftime .

  • Hillary’s apology has a hollow ring

    As apologies go, the one Hillary Clinton offered on Tuesday was sorry indeed. Yes, her apology — for using her personal email account for State Department business when she was secretary of state — contained most of the magic words. She acknowledged .

  • U.S. should accept more Syrian refugees

    The United States, which has long welcomed immigrants seeking a better life, seems to be sitting out the refugee crisis inundating Europe. That should change. The war in Syria has generated some 4 million refugees, and conflicts elsewhere in the Middle .

  • Immaturity at warp speed

    On the assumption that the more one stirs a pile of manure, the worse it smells, we’ll keep our comments about the K-State Marching Band’s now infamous halftime show Saturday brief. As KSU Bands Director Frank Tracz has .

  • A matter of degrees

    Learning and teaching became a couple of degrees easier last week in the Manhattan-Ogden School District when Superintendent Bob Shannon ordered maintenance staff to lower thermostats from 76 degrees to 74 degrees. The thermostats had been raised as one of a host .

  • On gay marriage issue, advocates risk a backlash

    The opponents of gay marriage are backed into a corner, and it might seem that they look ridiculous. But supporters need to be careful here, or they’ll risk a backlash. The most recent flare-up in one of America’s .


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