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  • Editorials | January 13, 2015

    Let’s not dismiss cyber ‘prank’

    Given the attention focused on the hacking Monday of U.S. Central Command of military forces in the Middle East, Americans might wonder how much they ought to worry. In public, military spokesmen liken the attack on CentCom’s Twitter and YouTube accounts to “cybervandalism”

  • Editorials | January 12, 2015

    Snyder much more than a football coach

    Statistics are essential criteria for selection to the College Football Hall of Fame. Running backs are measured by yards, average gains and touchdowns; linebackers are judged in large part by their tackles and sacks. As a story in Friday’s Mercury explained, coaches must have

  • Editorials | January 11, 2015

    Getting the recipe just right

    We don’t have the perfect solution to the problem of food trucks operating on public streets, but we are confident that individuals smart enough to own and operate businesses will be able to come up with some options. We rather like the idea of

  • Editorials | January 09, 2015

    Obama, Congress must do better

    Despite early remarks about making nice, congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama didn’t take long to resume sparring. The president, for instance, indicated he would veto a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada to Texas refineries.

  • Editorials | January 08, 2015

    Horror in Paris felt worldwide

    We are shocked and saddened by the massacre Wednesday by Islamic terrorists at Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly satirical magazine in Paris. We are shocked for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the simple fact that this attack on unarmed individuals in which 12

  • Editorials | January 07, 2015

    State panel right to moderate proposals

    Local control of school matters won a couple of small victories Tuesday when the state’s school efficiency task force decided not to recommend limiting teacher negotiations and called for the Legislature to fund annual audits of school districts if lawmakers mandate them. Whether the

  • Editorials | January 06, 2015

    Heading in the right direction

    We’re delighted to learn that drug and alcohol abuse among middle- and high-school students is on the decline, and we hope the trend continues. We’d also like to believe that substance abuse is declining because more young people are seeing the light — recognizing

  • Editorials | January 05, 2015

    Ebola thrives, though alarm has quieted

    Miraculously, Ebola hasn’t turned out to be as deadly as public health officials feared. Last fall the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worried that by now there could be some 1.4 million cases of the virus. But the fact that cases haven’

  • Editorials | January 04, 2015

    Court ruling is no surprise

    Someday, perhaps, the Kansas Legislature will provide enough funding for the state’s public schools to end chronic violations of the state Constitution. Until that day, lawmakers shouldn’t be surprised that parents and educators file lawsuits to protect their children’s educational opportunities. Nor

  • Editorials | January 02, 2015

    Flu can spoil the new year

    If you’ve already broken most of your resolutions for 2015, you can start over. The year is still new, and there’s plenty of time to get things right. If you’re looking for something to work on, consider your health. Good health won’t


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