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  • Editorials | August 04, 2013

    Clinton Lake proposal intriguing

    It isn’t hard to envision a resort at Clinton State Park outside Lawrence. The park and Clinton Lake are terrific assets, and given their proximity to Kansas City, a well planned resort there might well attract folks looking for an option to the Lake

  • Editorials | August 02, 2013

    The sequester is no solution

    U.S. Rep. Harold Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is not known as a flamethrower. He’s known to choose his words carefully. But he opened up earlier this week in a way that suggested he was less

  • Editorials | August 01, 2013

    Huelskamp still on the fringe

    We’re not surprised that Representative Tim Huelskamp has proposed a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. He introduced his measure not long after the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this year. Nor are

  • Editorials | July 31, 2013

    Immigration politics

    The Republicans who control the House of Representatives seem to have realized that Mitt Romney’s vision of immigration reform, which involves the “self-deportation” of illegal immigrants, is a nonstarter. But they want no part of the comprehensive immigration reform that the Senate approved earlier

  • Editorials | July 29, 2013

    Special session should be brief

    It would be nice if the Kansas Legislature’s “Hard 50” special session doesn’t last much more than 72 hours when it convenes Sept. 3. The session, called by Gov. Sam Brownback at the request of Attorney General Derek Schmidt, will be held to amend the state’

  • Editorials | July 26, 2013

    Can’t the 2016 campaign wait?

    You’d think it was too soon to be thinking about the 2016 presidential race. If contemplation of the event this far in advance were to be outlawed, we’d be OK with that. But whether obscene, in poor taste or just premature, the 2016 presidential election

  • Editorials | July 25, 2013

    Is special session really necessary?

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt would rather keep Kansans safe from some of the state’s most notorious murderers than be sorry that inaction by lawmakers might result in court rulings that cut years from killers’ sentences. He’s concerned enough about the validity of

  • Editorials | July 24, 2013

    There’s plenty to do at the county fair

    It’s late July, and as has occurred for generations, Riley Countians will again make their way to the Riley County Fairgrounds. They’ll sample homemade goodies, marvel at well-cared-for beasts, enjoy the carnival and savor time with friends. That and a whole lot more

  • Editorials | July 23, 2013

    Boehner is not one to judge Congress

    John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who is speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has generally been a sensible individual. Yes, he energetically spouts the Republican Party line, but that’s part of his job. Keeping that important job in the last several years

  • Editorials | July 22, 2013

    County-city approach welcome

    Although Riley County and the City of Manhattan have different space needs, it was good to see representatives of the two governments Thursday kicking around potential solutions to their respective problems. Among the center points of their discussion was possible collaboration on a new courthouse

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