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  • Editorials | November 18, 2013

    Good idea, wrongly funded

    Governor Sam Brownback’s initiative to bolster the reading proficiency of young Kansas students, announced last week, is a good idea. Unfortunately, his plan to pay for it with money from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program is less appropriate. The governor would

  • Editorials | November 17, 2013

    There’s plenty left to Thanksgiving

    You might have noticed that Black Friday isn’t what it once, or at least isn’t where it once was on the calendar. Not long ago it was the day after Thanksgiving, so named, the story goes, because that’s the day cash registers

  • Editorials | November 15, 2013

    Obama’s ‘fix’ is no sure thing

    President Barack Obama might not have made an even bigger hash of the Affordable Care Act rollout than already existed, but his “fix” to help some individuals adds yet another complication. His contrition Thursday in announcing the fix was welcome, but he isn’t introducing

  • Editorials | November 14, 2013

    Let’s not leave allies to the Taliban

    The word of Afghan interpreters who’ve assisted US forces in that country, sometimes for years, apparently isn’t worth much at the US State Department. In a story on the topic Sunday, the Washington Post wrote, “A growing number of Afghan interpreters who worked

  • Editorials | November 13, 2013

    IRS funding cuts counterproductve

    The Internal Revenue Service earlier this month acknowledged having sent $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds in 2012. It was embarrassing. Fortunately, there’s more to the story. The IRS also prevented $12 billion in tax refunds to people who seek refunds using a variety of fraudulent methods.

  • Editorials | November 12, 2013

    Philippines reeling

    Our country has had its share of storms from the sea, with Superstorm Sandy barely a year ago and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 among the most destructive. In recent days the Philippines has reeled from another monster, Typhoon Haiyan. It’s been described as the strongest

  • Editorials | November 11, 2013

    Americans won’t miss transfats

    Now that the US Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to eliminate transfats from Americans’ diets, about all there is to say is the sooner the better. Chances are we’ll not only live longer, we’ll also live a little better. The FDA

  • Editorials | November 10, 2013

    Be proud to salute veterans

    Veterans Day is a good day to be an American. It gives those of us who’ve grown up here, raised our families here and made our lives here an opportunity to show our respect for those fellow citizens who’ve helped make all that

  • Editorials | November 08, 2013

    Americans deserve better

    As insulting as a phony apology is, it’s worse when the phony apology comes from the president of the United States. President Barack Obama’s “apology” came Thursday in an NBC News interview. He said he was sorry that millions of Americans who thought

  • Editorials | November 07, 2013

    Germany must seek owners of stolen art

    No one knows precisely how many works of art Nazis stole from Jews between 1933 and 1945, though some estimates reach 700,000. The systematic looting demonstrated that the Nazis weren’t just mass murderers, they were unmatched robbers as well. Though some of the works ended up in


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