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  • Editorials | May 31, 2013

    Tensions mount in Syria

    Sen. John McCain, who for some time has urged President Barack Obama to provide Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles in addition to humanitarian aid, spent a few high-profile hours with rebel leaders on Monday inside Syria. Though the Obama administration knew in advance

  • Editorials | May 30, 2013

    Tensions mount in Syria

    Sen. John McCain, who for some time has urged President Barack Obama to provide Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles in addition to humanitarian aid, spent a few high-profile hours with rebel leaders on Monday inside Syria. Though the Obama administration knew in advance

  • Editorials | May 29, 2013

    Will today’s GOP listen to Dole?

    Bob Dole was a savvy politician. A conservative Republican, he led Senate Republicans for a decade. He could throw and take a partisan punch, but he knew that getting things done on Capitol Hill — governing — required working with rather than against Democrats. He was an

  • Editorials | May 28, 2013

    A step forward for the Boy Scouts

    Two cheers for the Boy Scouts of America, whose leaders last week voted to end discrimination against gay boys. We hope someday — sooner rather than later — to offer a third cheer when the organization ends discrimination altogether and allows homosexual adults to serve as leaders.

  • Editorials | May 27, 2013

    Americans mark a solemn occasion

    America has no shortage of patriotic days. Among those that don’t get much attention are Flag Day, Constitution Day and Presidents Day. Better known are Veterans Day, on which we honor the service of military veterans; and Independence Day — the Fourth of July — on

  • Editorials | May 26, 2013

    End backlogs in veterans’ care

    Memorial Day is an occasion to honor the sacrifices of Americans who gave their lives in service to our country. But on the eve of that commemoration, we also would do well to keep in mind the hundreds of thousands of military personnel who continue

  • Editorials | May 24, 2013

    Should PE be a core subject?

    The Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, has the luxury of issuing recommendations without worrying about how they ought to be implemented. That’s unfortunate, because its recommendations to improve the health and fitness of young people make a

  • Editorials | May 23, 2013

    A ‘great victory’ for Wichita

    Wednesday was a banner day for Wichita and for all of Kansas, courtesy of news that the U.S. Air Force had chosen McConnell Air Force Base as its primary active duty base for a fleet of new KC-46A refueling tankers. This new generation

  • Editorials | May 22, 2013

    Tornado stories sadden, inspire

    The best news this week from Moore, Okla., an Oklahoma City suburb about the size of Manhattan, is that the initial death toll from Monday’s tornado was overstated. That apparently occurred because some of the individuals killed when the massive tornado swept across Moore

  • Editorials | May 21, 2013

    Reopen Kansas criminal records

    There’s no reason to question the Kansas Legislature’s motives a generation ago when, after a Kansas newspaper published the names of two individuals who were sought by police using warrants that had not been served, lawmakers closed virtually all criminal records in the


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