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  • Editorials | March 28, 2016

    Schulz will leave outstanding legacy

    Kansas State University, Manhattan and the entire state are losing an outstanding and visionary leader with KSU President Kirk Schulz’s acceptance of an offer to become president of Washington State University. If it seems as if President Schulz and his wife, Noel, just got

  • Editorials | March 26, 2016

    Well done, Sen. Moran

    We offer a handful of thoughts about Jerry Moran’s decision, announced last week at a town hall meeting in Cimarron, that the Senate should hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. First, although it seems odd to praise someone

  • Editorials | March 25, 2016

    Karadzic verdict offers some justice

    A generation ago, Radovan Karadzic was a household name. So, more appropriately, was his nickname: the “Butcher of Bosnia.” He did his butchering — or at least ordered and presided over it, during the Bosnian War, which lasted from 1992 to 1995. On Thursday, finally, this Serb, a

  • Editorials | March 24, 2016

    Trump, Cruz make things worse

    Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, a couple of genuine smearmasters, don’t imperil national security when they take cheap shots at each other’s wives. About the only good it does is give Americans one more piece to file as they determine which of

  • Editorials | March 23, 2016

    Obama handled Cuba visit well

    President Barack Obama gets high marks for the handling of his visit to Cuba. He could have had the typical whitewashed VIP visit most foreign heads of state experience. He didn’t. He accomplished all we might have hoped for at this early stage in

  • Editorials | March 22, 2016

    All Kansans can savor the Sweet 16

    There’s a whole lot of Kansas in the Sweet 16. We’re not just talking about the Kansas Jayhawks, who are the overall top seed in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament. Certainly that’s something worth crowing about, as we’re sure many KU

  • Editorials | March 21, 2016

    Kansas Republicans must break the spell

    The Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature think they’ve got it tough. They’re saying they may never be able to meet the Kansas Supreme Court’s demands that they equitably fund education. That’s embarrassing. It amounts to saying they cannot help but

  • Editorials | March 19, 2016

    Range would deepen ties with Fort Riley

    In recent months, Fort Riley has sounded more neighborly than ever. We’re about to see the extent of that neighborliness, and we want to encourage everyone involved to make the best of it. Riley County Police Department officials last week announced that they have

  • Editorials | March 18, 2016

    Senate should at least give Garland hearing

    President Barack Obama has done his duty in choosing the moderate and highly qualified federal appellate Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee for Supreme Court justice. Now the GOP-held Senate should fulfill its duty and at least give Garland a hearing. Republican leaders on Wednesday

  • Editorials | March 17, 2016

    Government still not open enough

    Across the country, for people who care about such things, this is Sunshine Week. Most people take for granted the idea that our government operates out in the open. Oh, they have a vague idea that some information is kept secret – plans about how we’


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