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  • Editorials | September 28, 2013

    Creationism v. evolution… again

    We’ll concede this about the folks who object to the teaching of evolution in public schools and the omission of lessons about creationism: They’re a stubborn lot. And now that they have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent Kansas from using

  • Editorials | September 27, 2013

    Thanks, Felber, but not good-bye

    Today was Bill Felber’s last day as executive editor of The Manhattan Mercury. It’s a big deal around here for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that the Mercury newsroom has been Felber’s second home since 1969. We won’

  • Editorials | September 26, 2013

    There’s more valor than medals for it

    With the clear exception of US soldiers and their families, Afghanistan hasn’t mattered much to Americans. That was true a decade ago and in recent years. Most Americans know our country has been involved in a war there, but we’d guess only a

  • Editorials | September 25, 2013

    Stifle Cruz, pass spending bill

    “The American people don’t want the government to shut down, and they don’t want Obamacare. The House has listened to the American people.” So said House Speaker John Boehner last week after the House, which he leads mostly in name, approved a spending

  • Editorials | September 24, 2013

    Celebrate your freedom to read

    If you’re looking for something to read this week, consider one of the books most often banned or challenged last year. The top 10 includes “Beloved,” by Toni Morrison, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini and “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by

  • Editorials | September 23, 2013

    Hate-filled assaults on civilization

    Terrorist organizations unleashed horrifying violence thousands of miles apart over the weekend, with Taliban suicide-bombers blowing themselves up in a Christian church in Pakistan and al-Shabab terrorists assaulting a mall in Kenya. Al-Shabab said it attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi as a form of

  • Editorials | September 22, 2013

    Local districts can handle negotiations

    We can’t fault members of the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education for their indignation at the notion that they support limits on issues open for discussion during contract negotiations with teachers. In fact we applaud their desire to make their own decisions. The Kansas Association

  • Editorials | September 20, 2013

    Common Core is not a threat

    It’s good to see that Kansas Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker has decided to respond to the Kansas Republican State Committee’s resolution last week condemning Common Core education standards in Kansas. It’s also good that she has some tact. She says her response

  • Editorials | September 19, 2013

    Tidying up after drunks

    We can’t imagine what the strangest thing the Manhattan City Commission might ever have to deal with would be, but accountability for vomiting in taxis would likely be a contender. Yet in a community loaded with college students and a considerable contingent of young

  • Editorials | September 18, 2013

    Candidate has much to prove

    The 2014 Kansas governor’s race began to take shape Tuesday with the announcement by state Representative Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat, that he would run for governor and that it is “time to set things right.” Republicans wasted no time criticizing Rep. Davis, who is

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