Editorials

  • 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 .

  • Deals with Nazis bring U.S. shame

    America spent almost four years, hundreds of thousands of lives and vast sums of money helping to rid the world of the Nazi war machine during World War II. It was among this country’s greatest accomplishments. That only heightens .

  • Bradlee deserves iconic status

    To journalists of a certain age, Ben Bradlee, who was the executive editor of the Washington Post from 1965 to 1991, was a hero. And an inspiration. He died Tuesday at the age of 93. Among his accomplishments was transforming the Post from .

  • Better late than never

    Maybe Kobani won’t fall into the Islamic State’s hands after all. Kobani is the Syrian town near the Turkish border where Kurdish fighters, outnumbered and outgunned, have refused for several weeks to yield to the Islamic State. In .

  • Kansas roads a source of pride

    That Kansas roads are among the best in the country is worth a collective pat on the back for elected officials and workers over many years. That Kansas ranked just 33, however, in terms of fatality rate per miles driven ought .

  • Politics won’t help in Ebola fight

    What’s more troubling about Ebola? That it has grown from a handful of cases less than a year ago to possibly tens of thousands today and continues to accelerate? Or that we — governments and people — could have stopped it .

  • Registering voters is just the first step

    It can be difficult to find election news that folks who don’t see eye to eye on candidates or issues can welcome. One such item came earlier this week when figures from the Secretary of State’s office showed .


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