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  • Editorials | July 29, 2013

    Special session should be brief

    It would be nice if the Kansas Legislature’s “Hard 50” special session doesn’t last much more than 72 hours when it convenes Sept. 3. The session, called by Gov. Sam Brownback at the request of Attorney General Derek Schmidt, will be held to amend the state’

  • Editorials | July 26, 2013

    Can’t the 2016 campaign wait?

    You’d think it was too soon to be thinking about the 2016 presidential race. If contemplation of the event this far in advance were to be outlawed, we’d be OK with that. But whether obscene, in poor taste or just premature, the 2016 presidential election

  • Editorials | July 25, 2013

    Is special session really necessary?

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt would rather keep Kansans safe from some of the state’s most notorious murderers than be sorry that inaction by lawmakers might result in court rulings that cut years from killers’ sentences. He’s concerned enough about the validity of

  • Editorials | July 24, 2013

    There’s plenty to do at the county fair

    It’s late July, and as has occurred for generations, Riley Countians will again make their way to the Riley County Fairgrounds. They’ll sample homemade goodies, marvel at well-cared-for beasts, enjoy the carnival and savor time with friends. That and a whole lot more

  • Editorials | July 23, 2013

    Boehner is not one to judge Congress

    John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who is speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has generally been a sensible individual. Yes, he energetically spouts the Republican Party line, but that’s part of his job. Keeping that important job in the last several years

  • Editorials | July 22, 2013

    County-city approach welcome

    Although Riley County and the City of Manhattan have different space needs, it was good to see representatives of the two governments Thursday kicking around potential solutions to their respective problems. Among the center points of their discussion was possible collaboration on a new courthouse

  • Editorials | July 21, 2013

    Tap the brakes and say ‘Cheese’

    “I don’t know about you, but I don’t much look forward to getting a speeding ticket in the mail for flying down Seth Child Road because a camera took a picture of my license plate going 82 mph there the week before.” “You’ll

  • Editorials | July 19, 2013

    Putin yields to protesters

    Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t abide much in the way of opposition. He, or at least some of those who do his bidding, do what it takes — peacefully or otherwise —  to silence those who might create problems for President Putin. Journalists and others

  • Editorials | July 18, 2013

    A breakthrough on student loans

    College students and their parents might be relieved to learn that a bipartisan group of senators has reached a compromise on student loan rates that would be lower than the 6.4 percent they jumped to on July 1. Unfortunately, rates wouldn’t be as low as the 3.4

  • Editorials | July 17, 2013

    Pop trial balloon of Olympic boycott

    Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who waxes hawkish on military and other foreign policy issues, often adds a useful counterbalance to the Obama administration. But the senator’s suggestion Tuesday that the United States boycott the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia to protest

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