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  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • Too cautious or not cautious enough?

    The politics of Ebola aren’t fatal, as the disease certainly can be, but that doesn’t mean the politics aren’t both contentious and contagious. Exhibit A involves the contrary positions of the governors of New York and New .

  • Someday, let’s drop grocery sales tax

    A couple of state senators from Wichita have come up with a good — bipartisan! — idea that could make life a little more affordable for all Kansans, especially those who need the help most. Unfortunately, the state has dug itself into .

  • Halloween no longer a minor occasion

    Spending — big spending — on Halloween isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s been growing since adults a number of years ago began to get serious about getting in on the fun. And if the calendar and projected spending this year .


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