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  • Editorials | November 06, 2014

    Playing politics with climate report

    It’s hard not to wonder sometimes why those scientists who study our climate and who are convinced that climate change is a real and growing threat to life on this planet bother. For that matter, one could wonder why the United Nations, or the

  • Editorials | November 05, 2014

    Kansans reaffirm trust in governor

    It’s a great day for Republican candidates and their supporters. They swept every important office in Kansas and won enough votes nationwide to seize control of the U.S. Senate and solidify their hold on the U.S. House of Representatives. Sen. Pat Roberts

  • Editorials | November 04, 2014

    Is pulling an ad really that difficult?

    Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election campaign has been nothing if not relentlessly — viciously — hard-ball in criticizing independent candidate Greg Orman ever since the national Republican Party replaced Sen. Roberts’ staff after his primary victory over Dr. Milton Wolf was too close for comfort. But for all

  • Editorials | November 03, 2014

    Such apologies are becoming rare

    K-State Bill Snyder is an outstanding college football coach. He’s also a big man. He demonstrated that Saturday by publicly acknowledging he was wrong and apologizing for having appeared in a political campaign ad for Sen. Pat Roberts. “I made a mistake,” Coach Snyder

  • Editorials | November 03, 2014

    Make your vote count

    We hope registered voters have been paying attention to the candidates and the issues in recent weeks. And we hope that if they haven’t already done so, they vote Tuesday. Elections are important, and in close elections, each vote is vital. Secretary of State

  • Editorials | November 01, 2014

    Elect Roberts, Davis and Sherow

    In two days, Kansas voters will complete a process that began many months ago. Many Kansans have voted in advance, but others have yet to cast their ballots. For area residents who are undecided, we offer the following thoughts and recommendations for U.S. Senate,

  • Editorials | October 31, 2014

    Election recommendations

    There might be fewer contested races on the ballot this November than usual, but those that are contested — particularly the U.S. Senate campaign and the Kansas governor’s race — are getting plenty of attention. We’ll discuss those races as well as the 1st

  • Editorials | October 30, 2014

    Close enough to hope for more

    OK, the script didn’t end quite as home-town fans had written it. The Royals didn’t win the World Series.  For some folks, that’s all that matters. We, too, are disappointed. But not broken-hearted. The Royals lost to a good team — and

  • Editorials | October 29, 2014

    Elevated security should be the rule

    One could argue that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is just doing its job in elevating security at some, perhaps hundreds, of federal building in Washington, D.C., and other major cities. After all, Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, didn’t refer

  • Editorials | October 28, 2014

    China’s judicial reform inches along

    The United States in 2013 executed 39 people, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. In our view, that was 39 too many. But that was far fewer than were executed in China, which, as it happens, is contemplating judicial reforms that could scale back — though not eliminate —

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