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  • Editorials | July 17, 2014

    U.S. should keep talking with Iran

    If, as seems apparent, the United States is unable to reach a deal with Iran by Sunday’s deadline to limit that country’s nuclear program, the United States will have three basic alternatives. We can escalate sanctions in the hope of forcing Iran to

  • Editorials | July 16, 2014

    Obama, Congress in race to the bottom

    Results from a Quinnipiac University poll earlier this month showed that President Barack Obama is considered the worst U.S. president since World War II. Worse than George W. Bush and worse even than Jimmy Carter. If history is any guide, President Obama’s numbers

  • Editorials | July 15, 2014

    CDC’s problems must be corrected

    Americans are right to be alarmed at safety lapses and transparency issues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. If the professionals of the CDC cannot be trusted to keep deadly viruses secure, who can? Several recent revelations have rocked the CDC

  • Editorials | July 14, 2014

    You can affect Fort Riley’s future

    Manhattan is an Army town. We need the Army, and the Army needs us. Now is the time to make those points. Strongly. Yes, Manhattan is a college town. No question about it. K-State has a dominating physical and psychological presence here, and thank goodness

  • Editorials | July 12, 2014

    Wheat yields have grown dramatically

    Interesting historical note that’s worthy of reflection: Kansas had a bumper wheat crop in 1889. Fields produced about 19.2 bushels per acre, a figure that wasn’t beaten until 1914, when the yield hit 20 bushels per acre. We note this because it was prominently published in an

  • Editorials | July 11, 2014

    Take a lesson from Texas

    We’d like to advise the leaders of the Kansas system of higher education: Don’t mess with Texas. University of Texas President Bill Powers was kicked out of office Thursday in a complicated political wrestling match with Gov. Rick Perry and his allies. Powers

  • Editorials | July 10, 2014

    Smartphones? Give us a break ...

    Let’s give credit to a Kansas State University doctoral student, Sooyeol Kim, for conducting some timely and interesting research. He has examined the phenomenon of workers taking “microbreaks” to fiddle around with their smartphones. Obviously, that’s relevant to lots of people’s daily

  • Editorials | July 07, 2014

    Competition good for Huelskamp

    We’re glad that 1st District Rep. Tim Huelskamp faces opposition in both the Republican primary and the general elections. We’re glad not because we disagree with many of his positions — though we do — but because voters benefit when incumbents must do more than

  • Editorials | July 06, 2014

    Teaching changes can be beneficial

    We hope the Kansas National Education Association is as good as its word in saying it wants to be part of solutions “that make sense for students.” That comment came last week from KNEA spokesman Marcus Baltzell, who was referring to new state teaching license

  • Editorials | July 04, 2014

    It’s a great day to be an American

    As Americans celebrate our nation’s 238th birthday anniversary, we have plenty to argue about, and many of the topics involve our government. Our bureaucracy is choking us. Our leaders are ignoring us. They’re all crooked. Our government is so preoccupied with partisan infighting

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