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Editorials

  • 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 .

  • 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’.

  • 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 .

  • Retain tax incentives for college savings

    We hope 2nd District Rep. Lynn Jenkins isn’t the only member of Congress making noise about President Barack Obama’s plan to scale back the tax advantages of a key middle-class college savings program. “It’s a tax increase .

  • Justice selection method works well

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach doesn’t think the justices on the Kansas Supreme Court hold a candle to those Kansans who are tapped for positions in the federal court system. The reason, he said, is that the way the .

  • Revenge porn is a betrayal of trust

    We can understand the outrage and embarrassment someone would feel if a nude photograph or video of her — or him — that had been taken consensually but with the intent that it remain private were posted online by an angry ex-spouse .

  • State of the Union is still too partisan

    President Barack Obama articulately expressed his political aspirations during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Surveys indicate that the audience outside the Beltway gave him decent marks. Yet it is the audience inside the House chambers that will .

  • Don’t tax cigarettes to help with shortfall

    Other than the fact that he doesn’t go far enough, Gov. Sam Brownback deserves a little credit for his proposal to make further income-tax cuts contingent on revenue projections. Not surprisingly, some conservative legislators and lobbyists don’t think .

  • What will we fight over when world runs out of oil?

    To the Editor: In 1886, Karl Benz patented the first car powered by a gasoline engine; thus began our love affair with oil. Today, every man woman and child in the United States is responsible for the consumption of more than .

  • Fort Riley could be ‘vulnerable’

    There was plenty of reason for optimism at the weekend gathering in Overland Park of regional community leaders, as participants recognized that much of the planning in recent years has set the stage for significant progress on several fronts. Yet .

  • King continues to inspire Americans

    One day, perhaps, when we celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday anniversary, we’ll also be able to celebrate the eradication of racism and other forms of bigotry. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet. In the last .

  • Unfortunately, more of the same

    Kansans who like the direction that Gov. Sam Brownback is taking this state probably took heart from his remarks in his annual State of the State address. We’re not among them. We were dismayed that the governor attributes the .


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