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  • Editorials | June 19, 2015

    Slaughter raises familiar issues

    Again, Americans grieve for the victims of a brutal, senseless act, and again we ask a set of questions that’s painfully familiar. We grieve for the six women and three men who were shot in cold blood during a prayer meeting Wednesday at their

  • Editorials | June 18, 2015

    FDA makes right move on trans fats

    There will probably be some Americans who object to the federal edict to stop adding any artificial hydrogenated oils —trans fats — to food in the next three years because a favorite food won’t taste quite the same. There also will be some citizens who

  • Editorials | June 17, 2015

    Trump wants to be America’s emperor

    Love him or love to mock him, Donald Trump knows how to make an entrance. He stormed into the 2016 campaign for president on Tuesday is his familiar, bombastic style — making his announcement in Trump Tower, just one of the buildings that bears his name. He

  • Editorials | June 16, 2015

    AQAP now has a new leader

    While U.S. troops were busy training Iraqi security forces to battle the Islamic State and Kansas lawmakers were wrapping up their record-long legislative session, a U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed one of this country’s most dangerous enemies. That individual was Nasser

  • Editorials | June 15, 2015

    Prosperity becomes more distant

    Kansans are left with countless images, many of them conflicting, from the 23-day overtime session of the 2015 Kansas Legislature, which ended Friday when the Senate approved the largest tax increase in state history. Most memorable — and perhaps most pivotal — was Gov. Sam Brownback’s threat

  • Editorials | June 12, 2015

    Candidates move early in Big First

    There’s little danger that the Republican field for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District will ever be as crowded as the GOP field for U.S. president in 2016. The latter race already has 10 declared candidates and at least five more who are either waiting for the “

  • Editorials | June 11, 2015

    Bird flu precautions worthwhile

    The two dozen or so 4-H members in Riley County who had planned to enter about 100 poultry exhibits in the Riley County Fair next month are instead absorbing a hard lesson in reality. Through no fault of their own, they won’t be allowed to

  • Editorials | June 10, 2015

    More U.S. troops to train Iraqis

    President Barack Obama is about to send approximately 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq to train and advise Iraqi soldiers in Anbar province. Among the U.S. goals will be helping Iraqi security forces turn the tide against the Islamic State, whose forces last month

  • Editorials | June 09, 2015

    TSA failure rate is alarming

    Somewhere — perhaps in an ISIS stronghold or a residence in Mogadishu or even in an American city — enemies of the United States must be kicking themselves over the opportunities they’ve missed to blow more U.S. airliners out of the sky. They might be

  • Editorials | June 08, 2015

    Senate solution is no step forward

    Kansans shouldn’t make too much of the fact that more than half of the votes in the Kansas Senate’s 21-17 passage Sunday of a bill to increase state taxes by $423 million came from members who’d signed no-tax increase pledges demanded by Americans

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