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Editorials

  • The wrong sort of attention

    Donald Trump certainly knows how to get attention; he’s been doing it for most of his adult life. He is, however, losing his ability to shock. Yes, the vulgar tape released Friday of his 2005 conversation with Bill Bush of “.

  • Is state close to the bottom?

    Last week wasn’t a good one for Kansas’ chronic financial crisis or for government transparency. For starters, as the Department of Revenue announced Monday, the state’s financial situation has deteriorated further. Revenue fell $45 million short of expectations in .

  • County’s history is in good hands

    Centennials are something special. They signify not just longevity, but adaptability and durability and success. And they offer us a chance to consider how far we’ve come and where the future might lead. So it has been with the .

  • Congress pauses, seeks scapegoat

    It’s a strange world indeed when 97 out of 98 senators and 348 out of 425 members of the House of Representatives vote to override a presidential veto… and congressional leaders with second thoughts blame their action on the president. Blaming President Barack .

  • Pence, Kaine attack, defend

    Americans who watched the vice presidential debate Tuesday night saw two political figures who, in contrast to the individuals at the top of their respective tickets, have favorability ratings that are positive, though only marginally. The two are Indiana Gov. .

  • Register to vote, get informed

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo’s reminder Monday that the deadline is just two weeks away to register to vote in the general election is worth taking note of. This election, after all, is one of the most important in .

  • Genius, or too clever by half?

    Donald Trump would have Americans believe that they need look no further for evidence of his genius than his 1995 tax records — perhaps the only tax records of his they’ll ever see. That year, as the New York Times has .

  • Two-day reserve fund reckless; Bolstering it must be a state’s priority

    The Kansas household that doesn’t have money set aside for emergencies is either too poor to do so, enjoys living on the edge or simply doesn’t know better. The same might be said for states that don’t .

  • Timely victories for voters

    It’s not supposed to be this way, but increasingly it appears that when Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach loses, Kansans win. It happened again Thursday when, in order to avoid being held in contempt of court by U..

  • Veto override ill advised

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday said Congress made a “mistake” in overriding his veto of a bill giving the survivors of 9/11 victims the right to sue Saudi Arabia. We’re inclined to agree. There’s no question that the families .

  • At this point, all cuts are harmful

    Maybe state Sen. Jim Denning, an Overland Park Republican, is on to something when he says Gov. Sam Brownback should impose across-the board spending cuts to balance the state’s budget in the coming session. That, said Sen. Denning, a .

  • Trump should have studied

    There’s little doubt that Donald Trump is an intelligent man. Less certain is whether he is wise. If he is, he’ll emulate Hillary Clinton and do a little studying before their next debate. During Monday’s 90-minute debate, .


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