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  • Editorials | October 30, 2013

    A thriftier Halloween

    It doesn’t seem from a drive around town that area residents have cut back on Halloween spending. If anything, there are more decorations, from inflatable jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and other creatures to spiders and webbing, zombies and tombstones in people’s yards. How many parties

  • Editorials | October 29, 2013

    KSU right to rethink takedown

    There’s a reason football players — from the youngest youth leagues to professionals — wear helmets and pads. And as history has shown repeatedly, even those protective measures don’t prevent every injury. Thus, anyone with any sense could have known that it was a matter

  • Editorials | October 29, 2013

    Great colors abound

    We can’t help but notice that some of the fall foliage in our area is truly spectacular and that gas prices are in one of their low cycles. And given that no one knows how long either condition will last, it strikes us as

  • Editorials | October 28, 2013

    Driving while female can be risky

    Eventually, it won’t be international news when women in Saudi Arabia dare to get behind the wheel. One day Saudi women who want to might even be able move around in public with their faces uncovered without fear of being stoned. Saturday was a

  • Editorials | October 27, 2013

    This is a sad day for Kansas

    We won’t defend what David Guth, a University of Kansas journalism professor, said September 17, the day after a gunman murdered 12 people in Washington, DC’s Navy Yard before killing himself. Professor Guth’s remarks were repulsive. On his Twitter account, he wrote, “The blood

  • Editorials | October 25, 2013

    Getting by on $174,000 a year

    There is grumbling among some members of Congress who don’t think they earn enough money. Their poster child, as Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik pointed out, might be Rep. Phil Gingrey, a Georgia Republican. Rep. Gingrey reportedly griped at a party caucus that

  • Editorials | October 24, 2013

    Fallout continues from NSA leaks

    President Barack Obama is a little red-faced these days — and not just because online registration for the Affordable Care Act might be becoming a measurable factor in high blood pressure. We’re thinking of the most recent spying revelations associated with Edward Snowden. He’s

  • Editorials | October 23, 2013

    Another committee isn’t the solution

    It’s been a week now since members of Congress came to their last-minute agreement to end the showdown over the government shutdown and debt ceiling. Some lawmakers glowed with satisfaction, others were simply relieved. And although what they did was essential, they shouldn’t

  • Editorials | October 22, 2013

    Saudis’ turndown disappointing

    Last Thursday, Saudi Arabia, along with Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Nigeria, were elected to two-year terms on the United Nations Security Council. For Saudi Arabia, election was quite an accomplishment, the culmination of a national effort to bolster its diplomatic corps and win a Security

  • Editorials | October 21, 2013

    Kline didn’t deserve law license

    Many of Phill Kline’s allies, especially Kansans who want to ban abortion, are convinced that a liberal establishment — in Kansas! — conspired to humiliate him. “This is just another layer of icing on the Kansas Tiller/Sebelius late-term abortion corruption cake,” declared Mary Kay Culp,

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