Thursday, July 28, 2016



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | June 08, 2016

    Good for women, good for America

    Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye for a generation and been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate for much of that time. So it seems almost anticlimactic that she has become the first woman to be the presumptive nominee of a major American

  • Editorials | June 07, 2016

    Special session is the right call

    Kansans should welcome news today that Gov. Sam Brownback is calling legislators to Topeka for a special session to keep schools open despite his cheap shot at the Kansas Supreme Court. Said the governor: “It is distressing that the Kansas Supreme Court has put the

  • Editorials | June 06, 2016

    Every anniversary is important

    An American born on June 6, 1944, would be 72 years old. He or she would likely know something of the importance of that date, sharing his or her anniversary with one of the most historic — and pivotal — battles in American history. Seventy-two isn’t young, but neither

  • Editorials | June 03, 2016

    Trump, Clinton have company

    Millions of American voters are unimpressed, or even repelled, by the presumptive nominees of the two major parties. Democrat Hillary Clinton has abundant experience that would be useful if she is elected. She also, however, has failed to convince Americans she is trustworthy, or even

  • Editorials | June 02, 2016

    Drop the defiance; heed the Constitution

    How about that! Gov. Sam Brownback, whose policies have undermined public schools in Kansas and have led to an unprecedented clash over school finance with the Kansas Supreme Court, is now posing as champion of those schools. The governor on Wednesday said, “I will work

  • Editorials | June 01, 2016

    Showtime nears for Arts in the Park

    Now that the rain has eased and the temperatures are rising, it’s time to turn to a couple of traditional summer pastimes in this community. We refer to afternoons at area swimming pools and Friday evenings at Arts in the Park performances. If it’

  • Editorials | June 01, 2016

    Valley Heights girls soar

    We offer belated congratulations to the Valley Heights High School girls’ track team for the state championship its members won over the weekend in Wichita. State championships are big deals, even — perhaps especially — in small schools. And Valley Heights Junior-Senior High School, whose 150 students represent

  • Editorials | May 31, 2016

    Onus on lawmakers to keep schools open

    “Sine die,” the formal adjournment of the Kansas Legislative session and usually a formality, will be more than that when legislators gather Wednesday. Several unrelated issues remain. Most important is school finance, but the rights of transgender students in public schools, particularly in light of

  • Editorials | May 30, 2016

    Kansas justices aren’t the problem

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick must not know the difference between politicking and political courage. He’s adept at the former. He launched into another round of politicking when he learned that the Kansas Supreme Court had — yet again and quite justifiably — ruled that the

  • Editorials | May 28, 2016

    Pause to remember America’s fallen

    Huffington Post a few days ago ran a feature on things to do this Memorial Day for less than $30.  They included going camping, enjoying a day in a park or at the beach, hosting a wine and cheese party, going to a music festival or


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