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  • DeVos deserves better in new post

    We’re not admirers of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. In our view, she’s utterly unqualified for the position and should not have been nominated. Nevertheless, she has the top spot because in an unprecedented move regarding Cabinet .

  • Air port costs… Up, up and away?

    We don’t know about you, but we feel a burst of pride when we look into the sky and see one of those commercial airliners approaching or taking off from Manhattan Regional Airport. Those planes, and the airport itself, .

  • Must Trump fight with everyone?

    President Donald Trump, not without some justification, thinks of himself as a doer. He would get a lot more done, however, if he were a little — make that a lot — less combative. It also would help if he didn’t .

  • More dubious ideas from Kobach

    One of these years, a legislative session will come and go without a proposal from Secretary of State Kris Kobach that doesn’t focus on voter fraud or undocumented immigrants. This is not that year. Among Mr. Kobach’s initiatives .

  • Stop dragging out confirmations

    No one should be surprised that the Senate confirmation process for one of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees has sparked a confrontation between Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat and one of her party’s most provocative members, and .

  • Serious tax proposals welcome

    Where they end up is far from clear, but lawmakers in both houses of the Kansas Legislature appear to finally be confronting the state’s financial crisis. Confronting in this instance means looking beyond annual maneuvers that postpone or even .

  • U.S., Russia alike? Not quite

    Congressional Republicans are doing their best to get along with President Trump. They have defended some difficult-to-defend Cabinet nominees, are papering over some philosophical differences and even, for the most part, remained mum about the salvo of ugly and decidedly .

  • Require conviction for asset forfeiture

    Kansas House Judiciary Committee Chairman Blaine Finch last week referred to the Kansas Judicial Council a handful of bills dealing with the civil forfeiture of property of criminal suspects. He indicated that he doesn’t expect the panel to return .

  • Moran’s decision disappoints

    Sen. Jerry Moran is a likable guy. It’s too bad that being one of the crowd is so important to him. Last year, for a while at least, he demonstrated genuine political courage. He said Judge Merrick Garland, President .

  • Help assure victory in Souper Bowl

    We don’t know whether you’re hoping the Atlanta Falcons win their first Super Bowl this Sunday or Tom Brady and the New England Patriots leave the field with yet another championship. We’re hoping for a good game .

  • Trump’s Court choice impressive

    Candidate Donald Trump promised voters he’d nominate a conservative judge to the U.S. Supreme Court, and President Trump has delivered. His nomination of Neil Gorsuch, whom President George W. Bush appointed to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court .

  • Ban does more harm than good

    Are you safer this week knowing that no refugees from Sudan or Somalia or Iraq will legally enter the United States for at least 90 days? Probably not. No Americans have been killed by refugees from those countries in a domestic .


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