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  • Editorials | August 09, 2013

    A novel way to fight drug cartels

    We suspect few Americans give much thought to Uruguay. It’s a small South American nation with about 3.3 million people, and its capital is Montevideo. Uruguay is on the Atlantic Ocean and is sandwiched between Argentina and Brazil. None of that is remarkable, or even

  • Editorials | August 08, 2013

    A child’s life was at stake

    We commend Wamego police officers Derek Gray and Jason Powell, Alma resident Michael Connelly and 17-year-old Aerial Hardie for rescuing 9-year-old Kayla Hardie from the rain-swollen Kansas River on Sunday afternoon. All played integral roles in saving the young girl, who fell into the river

  • Editorials | August 07, 2013

    Making a dent in childhood obesity

    It would be easy to dismiss as an aberration the news that the rate of obesity among preschoolers in many states, including Kansas, has declined. After all, the declines were small, with just five states and the U.S. Virgin Islands reporting declines of at

  • Editorials | August 06, 2013

    Embassy closures prudent

    Though President Barack Obama was right to close 19 U.S. embassies in the Middle East in response to a “credible” al-Qaida threat, we hope they reopen in the very near future. More recently, the State Department warned all Americans living in or visiting Yemen to

  • Editorials | August 05, 2013

    Summer about to yield to school year

    One needn’t be a rocket scientist, or even an aspiring one, to know that the school year is at hand. The evidence is everywhere. Most conspicuous are the throngs in the aisles of school supplies in the big box stores. Armed with lists that

  • Editorials | August 04, 2013

    Clinton Lake proposal intriguing

    It isn’t hard to envision a resort at Clinton State Park outside Lawrence. The park and Clinton Lake are terrific assets, and given their proximity to Kansas City, a well planned resort there might well attract folks looking for an option to the Lake

  • Editorials | August 02, 2013

    The sequester is no solution

    U.S. Rep. Harold Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is not known as a flamethrower. He’s known to choose his words carefully. But he opened up earlier this week in a way that suggested he was less

  • Editorials | August 01, 2013

    Huelskamp still on the fringe

    We’re not surprised that Representative Tim Huelskamp has proposed a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. He introduced his measure not long after the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this year. Nor are

  • Editorials | July 31, 2013

    Immigration politics

    The Republicans who control the House of Representatives seem to have realized that Mitt Romney’s vision of immigration reform, which involves the “self-deportation” of illegal immigrants, is a nonstarter. But they want no part of the comprehensive immigration reform that the Senate approved earlier

  • 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’

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