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Opinion - Editorials

  • 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

  • Editorials | June 05, 2015

    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 look at the issue that

  • Editorials | June 05, 2015

    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 but feel a little regional

  • Editorials | June 04, 2015

    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 the young men who grew


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