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  • Editorials | February 05, 2015

    Stop micromanaging public schools

    The conservative Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature seem to have a chip on their collective shoulder against the state’s public schools. Not only do lawmakers in both houses balk at complying with court orders to increase school funding, they’ve taken to micromanaging

  • Editorials | February 04, 2015

    Is pilot’s murder a pivotal moment?

    Until Tuesday, it was hard to imagine a more gruesome way for the Islamic State to execute any of its hostages than beheading them and filming the occasions for recruiting purposes. That was before ISIS murdered a Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, whose F-16 was

  • Editorials | February 03, 2015

    Measles today is inexcusable

    This measles outbreak — the disease has popped up on the East Coast and upper Midwest as well as in California — is inexcusable. Measles isn’t some cute rite of passage for preschool or elementary school children. It’s a dangerous, highly contagious respiratory disease brought

  • Editorials | February 02, 2015

    ABLE Act a well-crafted idea

    Every now and then, the government does something that just makes good sense. The so-called ABLE Act, designed to encourage families to save money to benefit their children with disabilities, strikes us as that kind of idea. It’s been approved by Congress and signed

  • Editorials | February 01, 2015

    World needs greater exchange of ideas

    We’ve been thinking about free speech and radical Islam, in light of the massacre and aftermath involving the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. As readers probably recall, two men opened fire in the office of that publication on Jan. 7, killing 11 people and injuring 11 others. The

  • Editorials | January 30, 2015

    Legalize marijuana in Kansas? Not yet

    It’s pretty clear that a proposal in the Kansas Legislature to allow medical marijuana is going nowhere this year. Opponents at a hearing last week argued strongly that legalizing pot for medical purposes is basically the same as legalizing it entirely. We fundamentally agree.

  • Editorials | January 29, 2015

    Candidates deserve thanks for running

    It’s easy to take for granted something that happened earlier this week: A pool of well-qualified candidates filed to run for local offices in the Manhattan area. It’s very good, and those candidates are to be thanked for their willingness to serve. We

  • Editorials | January 28, 2015

    Budget cuts only hinder IRS services

    The IRS is one of those agencies Americans love to hate. It’s the “tax man.” We might like or need many of the things we pay taxes for, but we can still hold the collectors in contempt, if only because it makes us feel

  • Editorials | January 27, 2015

    Souper Bowl is a chance to help

    It isn’t necessary to like either of the teams in the Super Bowl to get pumped up for that annual dose of Americana. And whether you’re watching because of or in spite of Deflategate, we’ll bet you’ll spend some time Sunday

  • Editorials | January 26, 2015

    They’re old, and so much more

    The occasion for the most recent gathering of old soldiers was the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday. There were 26 veterans of that battle, joined by a handful of other area World War II veterans at the ceremony at the Eisenhower

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