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Editorials

  • Pope Francis leads by example

    When Pope Francis last week scolded the cardinals, bishops and others who make the Vatican run, it made newspapers the world over. He told his subordinates they were succumbing to 15 weaknesses, including hypocrisy, greed, jealousy and “spiritual Alzheim-er’s.”  .

  • Support police, and accountability

    Americans have been shocked by video of a group of New York police officers wrestling Eric Garner, a large but unarmed black man, to the ground, and using force that, without their intending it, resulted in his death. Americans were .

  • Merry Christmas

    Some people have no trouble at all getting into the Christmas spirit. It almost envelops them, and it’s a joy to behold. These individuals are recognizable any number of ways; among the more conspicuous is their desire to decorate .

  • ‘The Interview’ must be shown

    We’re with George Clooney and a host of others who think Sony Pictures Entertainment ought to defy North Korea and the so-called Guardians of Peace and show the movie, “The Interview.” Somewhere, anywhere, everywhere. We acknowledge that it’s .

  • KSU band honor is beautiful music

    Kansas State football fans have been wowed by the school’s marching band performances at halftime after halftime for year after year, so they may be more delighted than surprised that the current version of the Pride of Wildcat Land .

  • The gimmick NextDoor

    Let’s see if we get this straight: The police have pulled the plug on a program they’ve stood behind for decades because a study 20 years ago showed that it wasn’t effective. And instead the cops are hopping .

  • There’s no peace for Greenpeace

    For many Americans, the image of Greenpeace involves the environmental organization’s daring sea skirmishes with Japanese or Russian whaling ships. There’s something admirable, if reckless, about such endeavors. That isn’t the case with Greenpeace’s latest episode, .

  • Taliban acts with impunity

    One might think Pakistan would be immune to shock, given all the violence its people have endured in recent years. Pakistanis, too, might have thought they’d seen it all until the Taliban set a new standard for horror in .

  • Project transforms our downtown

    New residents and KSU students might find it hard to believe, but the Manhattan Marketplace was a wasteland not so many years ago. Some folks, uncertain about the debated development project’s success, wondered if Best Buy would ever have .

  • Spending bill necessary, flawed

    There’s plenty to take issue with in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress approved over the weekend, but the measure is not without merit. Most important, perhaps, is that members of both parties and both houses of Congress actually .

  • Partisanship diminishes report

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, didn’t distinguish herself with regard to the Select Committee’s report on the CIA’s torture of terrorists and terrorism suspects. Not that the report’s accounts .

  • A shortcut to the budget shortfall

    You’ve got to give Gov. Sam Brownback at least a little credit. He’s come up with a set of proposals to offset a projected shortfall of $279 million in the next six and a half months, and he’s .


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