Editorials

  • Teacher licensing must still matter

    The Kansas Board of Education’s decision Tuesday to allow six school districts to bypass teacher licensure requirements in certain cases is an imperfect solution to what will probably be a growing problem. There is, after all, more to teaching .

  • ‘Wrecking ball’ a good description

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is a candidate for his party’s presidential nomination, has rarely held back when a public figure rubs him the wrong way. He didn’t hold back on Sunday when he described .

  • Roundabout right for Anderson/Scenic

    There’s a pretty simple reason why the Manhattan City Commission has decided to put a roundabout at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive: Roundabouts work. They work better than stop lights or stop signs. They keep traffic .

  • Fort Riley troop cuts tolerable

    Fort Riley is going to shrink, and that’s not good news for Manhattan. But considering the possibilities, we’ll take it. The Army announced Thursday that Fort Riley will lose 615 soldiers over the next two years. It’s not .

  • Grass not yet greener at Anneberg

    The Manhattan City Commission was wise on Tuesday to tap the brakes on the move to install artificial turf at a soccer field at Anneberg Park. Commissioners’ concerns focused on safety. The U.S. women’s soccer team had complained .

  • Brownback’s order is unnecessary

    Gov. Sam Brownback, who last week indicated he would propose legislation to protect Kansans with religious objections to gay marriage from having to provide services for gay couples, decided not to wait until the next legislative session. On Tuesday, he .

  • At odds with the Kansas Chamber

    The Manhattan-Area Chamber of Commerce made the right move in deciding not to renew its membership with the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. Though the state and Manhattan chambers share many goals with regard to business climate, the state Chamber’s .

  • World Cup triumph worth savoring

    Soccer purists who savor scores of 1 to nil or games in which penalty kicks decide the outcome after two scoreless halves might be reluctant to embrace Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final — unless they are Americans. The U.S. .

  • Congress should strengthen FOIA

    Even before he took office, Barack Obama promised that his tenure in the White House would be “the most transparent administration in history.” Not only has he not lived up to that pledge, but he celebrated Sunshine Week, the annual .

  • Let’s toast this great nation

    The Fourth of July might have a little more meaning if more Americans had a better understanding of the tension colonists felt in the summer of 1776 and the risks involved in writing and signing the Declaration of Independence. Those were .

  • Who gets top billing on new $10 bill?

    A woman’s portrait will grace some of America’s paper money no later than 2020. That’s good, both because it’s long overdue and because 2020 happens to be the 100th anniversary of the 20th Amendment, which gave women the .

  • Costs must matter, even to EPA

    The U.S. Supreme Court was right on Monday to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency has erred in ignoring the costs of compliance before writing regulations and setting limits on mercury, arsenic and other pollutants from U.S. power .


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