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  • 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

  • Editorials | November 06, 2013

    Some drones hit their targets

    Leave it to Pakistani officials to display anger, denounce US policies, threaten to cut off important NATO supply routes and haul out tired conspiracy theories involving the United States and India. What brought on this barrage? A U.S. drone strike that did the world

  • Editorials | November 05, 2013

    UNESCO is in America’s interests

    In October 2011, the United States cut off funding for UNESCO because the agency had just admitted Palestine as its newest member. Whether the funding cut was wise didn’t matter; two U.S. laws, one from 1990 and another from 1994, required the United States to halt

  • Editorials | November 04, 2013

    Best of class, from start to finish

    Rarely does any team enjoy the success that the Manhattan High School boys cross country team did this season. The team won the 6A state championship Saturday at the Rim Rock course outside Lawrence. And for that we offer our congratulations. As a story in

  • Editorials | November 03, 2013

    If everyone helps a little

    As a community, we’ve long prided ourselves on our willingness to help friends or neighbors, to meet whatever needs arise. It hasn’t mattered whether the needs stemmed from a natural disaster, a family crisis or the quiet poverty that afflicts more of our

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