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Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | October 13, 2013

    Such blather is unbecoming

    You’re probably aware that the government last week stopped paying death benefits to families whose loved ones died in military service. You might also be aware that a flood of outrage prompted the restoration of those payments. We’re certainly pleased to see those

  • Editorials | October 11, 2013

    Little has changed in Venezuela

    Back when Hugo Chavez was running Venezuela, Americans became accustomed to sundry denunciations and to taking the fall for whatever ailed that workers’ paradise. And a lot did. It was a bit surprising that President Obama hasn’t been blamed for the cancer that claimed

  • Editorials | October 10, 2013

    State policy ignores harsh reality

    We sure do wish the Brownback administration would stop turning down federal money that can improve the lot of our state’s citizens. The prime example, of course is the $31.5 million in federal money to lay the groundwork for health care exchanges called for in

  • Editorials | October 09, 2013

    Minority rules in U.S. House

    It almost seems ages ago, but it was just Monday that President Barack Obama challenged House Speaker John Boehner to call a House vote on ending the shutdown Rep. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, would have none of it. Instead, he reiterated demands that the president

  • Editorials | October 08, 2013

    Be careful, sensible in the kitchen

    Given that two out of every five home fires begin in kitchens, preventing kitchen fires is a valid focal point for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. There are plenty of other causes for residential fires, of course, including wiring, creosote buildup in chimneys, careless

  • Editorials | October 07, 2013

    Keeping terrorists on the defensive

    We appreciate the request of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan for an explanation for why US personnel swooped into Tripoli Saturday and captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, better known as Anas al-Libi. We presume, though, that his remarks, and whatever indignation accompanied them, were for domestic

  • Editorials | October 06, 2013

    Let’s demand compromise

    We would like to propose a simple solution to the absurd display in Washington. It’s going to involve you. As you know, Congress this past week failed to agree on a budget or even a half-measure to keep the government in business. As a

  • Editorials | October 04, 2013

    Were ancient people so different?

    Tired of members of Congress fighting? Worried about whether you’ll ever understand Obamacare or whether it will still be law when you figure it out? Had enough of chemical weapons in Syria and nuclear weapons development in Iran? Idu might be a welcome distraction.

  • Editorials | October 03, 2013

    Civility shouldn’t be difficult

    Has it really become so difficult to simply be nice to one another? Or do Americans just not consider civility all that important any more? It might not have taken a survey for Americans to suspect that incivility is on the rise in our country,

  • Editorials | October 02, 2013

    Protect yourself from flu’s misery

    It reached 80-something degrees this afternoon, and it’s a pretty safe bet — though not quite failsafe — that you won’t catch the flu today. You won’t likely be able to say that in January or February, when some of the people around you

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