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  • Editorials | January 02, 2014

    Persistence made Wildcats successful

    Yes, we realize that Bill Snyder’s clichés have become something of a local giggle — after all, how long can you actually chop wood or row a boat? Well, maybe we all should pay more attention, because it was almost solely because of relentless

  • Editorials | December 31, 2013

    Resolve to follow Golden Rule in 2014

    Another year comes to an end tonight, keeping all the calendar companies in business —and likely tempting most of us to make resolutions for 2014. After the ball drop, the parties, the midnight kisses and all the rest of it, what should we be thinking about

  • Editorials | December 30, 2013

    Deaths of Graham, Hostetler leave void

    With 2013 coming to a close, we reflect on the numerous long-time Manhattanites who have departed us in the course of the year. A multitude of good, accomplished citizens are no longer with us — some having moved away for greater opportunity or better weather, but many

  • Editorials | December 29, 2013

    Al Jazeera comes to America

    Just a very few years ago, if you knew the name Al Jazeera at all, it was because that was the Arabic-language TV network which aired tapes provided by fugitive terrorist Osama bin Laden. It’s doubtful you’d have known where this bandit network

  • Editorials | December 27, 2013

    Commission action benefits swimmers

    There normally isn’t much you can learn from a swimming pool, except to come up for air when your lungs suggest it’s time. In the case of how the public can push government toward its own interests, however, there actually are some lessons

  • Editorials | December 26, 2013

    Putin: Leader of the conservatives?

    Fun couple of the future: How about Vladimir Putin and Sarah Palin, arm in arm? Ms. Palin once ludicrously claimed that she could “see Russia from her house,” but now it turns out that Mr. Putin has his vulture-like vision working in the other direction.

  • Editorials | December 24, 2013

    It’s easy to feel good about Manhattan

    This is a day when we want to think of happy things, to conjure up a few warm and fuzzy phrases to share as we enjoy a chilly but cheery Christmas. What’s really fun this time around is that we don’t have to

  • Editorials | December 23, 2013

    Would Jefferson endorse the NSA?

    These words from the author of the Declaration of Independence are worth contemplating in the era of Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency. Mr. Snowden, who stole 1.7 million documents from the NSA, offered last week to aid Brazil in a probe of how the

  • Editorials | December 22, 2013

    New regents policy really bad idea

    The Kansas Board of Regents seems to have leaped headlong into a briar patch — and its only explanation for all the cuts and scratches seems to be: “Well, being silly isn’t illegal.” The idea that you might not be breaking the law really isn’

  • Editorials | December 20, 2013

    New facilities would bring money here

    It seems as though the so-called “Fieldhouse Project” is going to be batted around by one and all for days, weeks, months — who knows for how long? The city commission has had just one crack at the plan, and already opinions range from setting the


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