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  • Were lawmakers listening to Francis?

    Congressional liberals found plenty to like Thursday in Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress: He talked about wealth inequality, the death penalty, the “sacred obligation” to protect our planet’s environment and other issues. Similarly, congressional conservatives .

  • Shutdown won’t solve anything

    Tim Huelskamp, who represents Manhattan and the rest of Kansas’ 1st Congressional District in Congress, has it backward. He opened a letter Sept. 21 he wrote to President Barack Obama with the declaration: “You recently made the unprecedented threat to shut .

  • Judicial funding safe, for now

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt deserves credit for seeking a court order to protect, at least temporarily, funding for the Kansas judicial system. He filed a petition in Neosho County District Court and won a court order Tuesday that blocks .

  • Obesity getting worse, not better

    Kansas isn’t quite in the nation’s top 10, but if we keep gaining, we might get there in a year or two, depending on what other states do. Trouble is, this top 10 isn’t one any state ought to .

  • Dole’s a good man for this mission

    Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, isn’t the biggest name in a renewed effort to raise funds for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C. In fact, Sen. Roberts isn’t the biggest Kansas .

  • Federal college site worthwhile

    Americans who don’t think they have enough information with which to narrow their college selection now have another option, courtesy of the federal government. The site — collegescorecard.ed.gov —  doesn’t quite compete with rankings by U.S. .

  • Muslim student deserved better

    School officials across America have difficult jobs and generally do them well. Sometimes, however, they err. And once in a while, even while erring on the side of caution, they do so spectacularly. That appears to be the case involving .

  • Constitution is an American jewel

    The buzz this morning about Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate is no surprise, as the candidates jockeyed to gain ground on one another and garner support from Republican voters. Whether one of those candidates wins the general election next .

  • Is GOP certain Trump will fall?

    Quite a few political observers, including many Republicans, have been waiting for the phenomenon that is the Donald Trump presidential candidacy to fade. Or self-destruct. Or just go away. There’s plenty of time for that to happen. However, not .

  • ALVIN E. HOERMAN

    Alvin E. Hoerman, 81, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Wroten House. He was born Oct. 27, 1933, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later time by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502..

  • Pyongyang tiresome, and dangerous

    North Korea is at it again, making noise to remind a world captivated by natural disasters and a migrant crisis stretching from the Middle East to Europe that Pyongyang won’t be ignored. Unprovoked but chronically irritated, North Korea on .

  • Qualifications seem to matter less

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was a long shot to win the Republican nomination for president. Perhaps his mistakes four years ago, especially his “Oops” moment in a debate when he forgot one of his proposals, simply alienated too many .


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