Editorials

  • Boehner must come through

    One hopes House Speaker John Boehner will do the right thing, even if it costs him his leadership position in the House of Representatives. That would be an act of statesmanship, and it is sorely needed. The most conservative House .

  • A championship weekend for MHS

    Congratulations abound after a memorable weekend for Manhattan High School athletes. One of them is now a state champion and others are enjoying Centennial League titles. The state champion is Mason Wallace, a sophomore. He might weigh just 132 pounds, but .

  • Teachers win one, sort of

    It might not rise to the level of a great achievement, but members of the Kansas Senate and House deserve credit for separate bills that do less harm than many lawmakers had originally contemplated. Both houses approved teacher negotiation measures .

  • Can Mars One accomplish its mission?

    Readers might remember earlier this month a splash of publicity about manned missions to Mars — one-way missions. That publicity involved the Mars One Project, which plans to establish a permanent mission on the Red Planet in 2024, and had narrowed its .

  • Storming is a rite worth protecting

    What happened Monday night after the K-State men’s basketball team defeated KU can’t happen again. We’re not referring to storming the court but rather the excesses that turned such a sweet moment sour. The university’s lack .

  • Reject repeal of tuition bill

    “The children of undocumented persons who are making use of these in-state tuition rates are exactly the kinds of students we want in Kansas. They must be highly motivated to succeed. They’ve gone to our high schools. They’ve .

  • Kansas standards serve students well

    One piece of good news to come out of a legislative committee hearing Monday on a proposal to repeal the state’s education standards was the reminder that lawmakers probably won’t resolve the controversy this year because they have .

  • Kobach’s say-so doesn’t make it so

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a smart man. Given that, and given the fact that he’s taught constitutional law, you’d think he’d know better than to continue trying to place Kansas above federal law. The .

  • We’re fine with liquor stores

    We’ll concede that Kansas liquor laws could benefit from some updating. The state banned alcohol decades before Prohibition became the law of the land in 1919 and didn’t join the party until four years after Prohibition ended in 1933. Even .

  • Spring is in the air at Pottorf Hall event

    There’s snow on the ground and snow — or slush or sleet — in the forecast. Which makes this a good weekend to head over to the Manhattan Area Garden Show. It promises plenty of medicine for the souls of folks .

  • Little likely to come from summit

    We’re not among those who are inclined to try to discredit President Barack Obama’s pursuit of the war on terror because he won’t use phrases like “Islamic terror” or “radical Islamic fundamentalists.” Our sense is that is .

  • Sex-ed no threat to parents’ rights

    The opt-in, opt-out debate over enrollment in sex education resurfaced Tuesday in the Kansas Legislature. It provided another opportunity for parents to worry aloud — and generally needlessly — about what their children might learn about sex, and it provided another opportunity .


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