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Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | May 02, 2013

    No settlement, no surprise

    Kansas state Rep. Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat who is the House minority leader, isn’t the only person not surprised that mediation efforts to resolve the school finance lawsuit have been unsuccessful. In fact, a breakthrough would have been a surprise — a pleasant one

  • Editorials | May 01, 2013

    Guantanamo’s stain lingers

    President Barack Obama said many of the right things at a news conference Tuesday about the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Unfortunately, the words don’t mean much without actions. As for what he said that was on target: “I think it is critical

  • Editorials | April 30, 2013

    A ruinous way to mine coal

    Area residents might not often give much thought to the mining practice known as mountaintop removal, in part because of the dearth of mountains in our fair state. Mountaintop removal is lamentably common, however, in Appalachia, and it’s ruinous to the environment. Mountaintop removal

  • Editorials | April 29, 2013

    Is Obama’s red line dotted?

    One can understand President Barack Obama’s reluctance to escalate U.S. involvement in Syria in the absence of clear evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons. Maybe President Assad crossed President Obama’s “red line,” and maybe he didn’t. After

  • Editorials | April 28, 2013

    NBAF well worth state investment

    The unease that some conservative Kansas senators demonstrated Thursday about supporting $202 million in bonds to help fund NBAF isn’t surprising. That’s a lot of money, especially for legislators who’ve cut taxes so sharply that even paying the state’s bills is a

  • Editorials | April 26, 2013

    Keep promise on drone policy

    President Barack Obama might have been otherwise occupied on Tuesday, but his White House erred in not sending representatives to the U.S. Senate’s first hearing on the use of drones for targeted killings. Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the Senate

  • Editorials | April 25, 2013

    Taxing online sales is long overdue

    A bill that would allow states to require online retailers to charge sales taxes on purchases made by the states’ residents might just be the law of the land before the year is out. It’s about time. The bill, the Marketplace Fairness Act, hasn’

  • Editorials | April 24, 2013

    Obama should OK Keystone pipeline

    President Barack Obama, who in January 2012 refused to approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline, ought to do so now and get this important project going. The pipeline has been controversial ever since advocates sought to extend it from Canada’s tar sands

  • Editorials | April 23, 2013

    A welcome trend in gas prices

    Need something to smile about while gazing at this untimely snow and wondering if you can protect tender plantings from the 25-degree “killing frost” headed our way or whether your heroic efforts against a force that usually has its way will be futile? Not to

  • Editorials | April 22, 2013

    Boston’s drama fast and furious

    As fast-moving stories go, the Boston Marathon bombing-manhunt-apprehension has been remarkable. It was just last Monday afternoon — one week ago — that two explosions killed three individuals and wounded scores of others, some critically, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Since then, an MIT

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