Editorials

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • New Freedom Act fine ... for now

    The federal government last week decided to quit snooping quite as much on Americans’ phone calls. In passing the so-called Freedom Act, Congress ended the wholesale collection of phone records under the previous law, called the Patriot Act. If you .

  • Regional kids draw attention to Midwest

    Every now and then, flyover country has its moment. There have been a couple of them recently, and we’d like to make note. These aren’t particular to Manhattan or even just Kansas, but we still can’t help .

  • Naming field for Lane appropriate

    Lew Lane is nothing short of a local legend. He coached at Manhattan High School for more than two decades, winning more than twice as many football games as anybody else in the history of the school. His impact on .

  • Well played, Rock Creek

    Congratulations to the Rock Creek High School baseball team for doing what no other team from the school, which opened in 1991, has done: winning a state championship. Any state championship is special, but perhaps it means a little more after .

  • Bike-sharing plan holds potential

    Three cheers for Downtown Manhattan Inc. and for local entrepreneur Ward Morgan for their decision to collaborate on a pilot bike-sharing program. Their idea is an enlightened one. We hope their trust in this city’s residents is well placed. .

  • Lawmakers should call governor’s bluff

    The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature would do the citizens of this state a great service if lawmakers were to call Gov. Sam Brownback’s bluff and increase business taxes. A legislative tax bill, whose chief merit would be to make up .

  • Patriot Act went too far

    When Americans wake up Monday, the Patriot Act won’t be the same. Barring action today by the U.S. Senate, several key provisions, including a provision known as Section 215, will have expired. That’s hardly a tragedy. The Patriot .

  • Court storming could get costly

    Lest there be any doubt, any Big 12 Conference university that allows its fans to storm a basketball court or even rush an athletic field after a game does so at its peril. Although an effective ban was widely assumed after .

  • Putin and FIFA

    Russian President Vladimir Putin knows a thing or two about meddling and corruption. He’s seized Crimea from Ukraine, is trying to take other parts of Ukraine and covets the Baltic nations as well. He’s also meddled with great .

  • National security a constant endeavor

    Area residents on Wednesday received a double dose of the federal government’s efforts to protect Americans from whatever threats arise in the 21st century. Perhaps the most awaited event was the formal groundbreaking for NBAF — the National Bio- and .


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