Editorials

  • 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 .

  • ‘Asinine comment’ has Democrats scrambling

    If you don’t have anything nice to post online, it’s best to keep your fingers off the keyboard. The Kansas Democratic Party got a painful reminder of that update on an old saw when its communications director, Dakota .

  • The political threat to redbelly snake

    We doubt many Kansans have encountered redbelly snakes — in the wild or in zoos. There aren’t all that many of them. That helps explain why conservationists want the snakes, which are on the list of threatened species in Kansas, .

  • Worth the wait

    Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals, the 2014 American League champions. And congratulations to the team’s countless long-suffering fans, who at work, in sports bars and in living rooms in this community as well as in Kansas City, were thrilled .

  • Make good use of lower gas prices

    The law of gravity doesn’t control oil and gas prices. In fact, experience has shown the reverse to be true: What goes down must go up. That’s pertinent now —and has been for many months, as dropping gas .

  • Flu shot is easy, low-cost, sensible

    We don’t know whether this will be a bad year for influenza or if the flu will pass us by, but we wouldn’t be surprised if people take it more seriously this year. That ought to be a .

  • America sends its best back to Iraq

    It was naïve for Americans to think, even briefly, that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in recent years would become permanent. As recent events have demonstrated, that isn’t the case. The names of some of .

  • Forget Waldo… Where’s Kim?

    Americans who had other plans this weekend, or who thought Ebola and ISIS gave them enough to worry about now are expected to make a little room for Kim Jong-Un. He’s the overweight twentysomething with the goofy haircut — and .


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