Editorials

  • Courts thwarting Kobach

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been having trouble persuading courts — both state and federal — that erecting obstacles to law-abiding citizens who want to vote is an appropriate pursuit. That’s good news, even if some issues remain unresolved. His .

  • There’s green in K-State purple

    Area residents have long assumed that Kansas State University athletics are good for Manhattan’s bottom line. They’ve been right. A report on the impact of Wildcat sports released Thursday showing how good might be impressive enough for officials .

  • What’s the right sum for schools?

    Public education officials in Kansas can make a pretty good case for a boost of $800 million a year in funding for the state’s schools. After all, as they told Kansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday, that’s how much .

  • Don’t pardon Snowden

    It isn’t often that Democrats and Republicans in Washington agree. It’s even rarer that their agreement is unanimous, and when it is, it deserves attention. All 22 members of the House Intelligence Committee — Republicans and Democrats — have signed a .

  • View from I-70 is hardly a winner

    First, something to smile about. The photograph accompanying Kansas’ ranking in a state beauty contest sponsored by Thrillist.com depicts a beautiful sunset — or a sunrise — over the Flint Hills. Unfortunately, that photo accompanied the state’s ranking as the .

  • Congress could use such wisdom

    Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum aren’t the only former senators who decry the tone of the presidential campaign and the hyperpartisanship that afflicts the current generation in Congress, but that hardly detracts from their collective wisdom. The two spoke .

  • Regents’ cuts should be restored

    The state’s financial situation is dismal enough that the Kansas Board of Regents isn’t asking for an increase in general state spending in the next budget. Instead, the Regents voted unanimously last week to simply ask that Gov. .

  • Bells of freedom will ring Saturday

    Crowd noise in Bill Snyder Family Stadium will likely overwhelm the gesture, but at 3 p.m. Saturday — around halftime of the KSU-Florida Atlantic game — bells will be rung for a minute or longer at various sites in Manhattan. It’s .

  • Purple Power Play in the Park

    A tradition roughly a quarter-century old resumes tonight when the Purple Power Play in the Park celebrates the beginning of Kansas State University’s home football season. Begun in the early 1990s as the Purple Power Play on Poyntz, the .

  • Governor has chosen well

    We offer our congratulations to Manhattan attorney Grant D. Bannister, who Gov. Sam Brownback this week appointed as a judge in Kansas’ 21st Judicial District. Mr. Bannister, who has for many years been part of the law firm of Knopp .

  • Round and round with North Korea

    B-1B bombers and U.S. and South Korean fighter jets soaring 75 miles from the South’s border with North Korea was supposed to be a show of force. Its purposes were to remind North Korea that it can’t .

  • Imagine Africa without elephants

    Which is more incomprehensible: that poachers are killing thousands of African elephants every year for their ivory or that the nations of the world aren’t intervening more aggressively? The slaughter is such that the extinction of African elephants has .


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