Thursday, July 28, 2016

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | May 04, 2016

    No real surprise: outlook ‘negative’

    Well, that didn’t take long. In fact it took just one day after the Kansas Legislature approved a budget that further compromises the state’s future financial stability to balance the present budget for one of the world’s most influential investor’s services

  • Editorials | May 03, 2016

    Stadium concert a winning idea

    Area football fans who enter Bill Snyder Family Stadium on fall Saturdays expect to leave satisfied after having watched the Kansas State Wildcats put on a good — and winning — performance. Fans entering the stadium the second Saturday of September can also count on a good

  • Editorials | May 02, 2016

    Budget will balance but opportunity lost

    Kansans have little reason to feel good about the closing days of the 2016 legislative session. Yes, lawmakers passed a budget that will be balanced, but they did it largely by letting Gov. Sam Brownback do what he’s been doing. What he’s been doing

  • Editorials | April 30, 2016

    USD 378 bond issue deserves approval

    One of these days, enough patrons of the Riley County School District will realize that waiting for a perfect set of proposals to improve their schools — one that does everything anyone could want and lowers taxes in the process — is a sure way to postpone

  • Editorials | April 29, 2016

    Roberts’ response inappropriate

    We’re not among the majority of Kansans who disapprove of the job Sen. Pat Roberts is doing, but actions like his decision to block a Senate vote on a nominee for secretary of the Army might help explain his faltering popularity. Sen. Roberts last

  • Editorials | April 28, 2016

    ‘Nothing is more disturbing…’

    During his 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert spoke on the House floor on more than one occasion in support of stronger punishment for child molesters. In fact he said that repeat offenders should be put behind bars for “the rest

  • Editorials | April 27, 2016

    Disappointing but not surprising

    As gestures go, the stand Gov. Sam Brownback took Tuesday against what he considers the Obama administration’s lax scrutiny of refugees was mostly empty. Citing safety issues, the governor announced that Kansas is withdrawing “at the earliest possible date” from the federal government’s

  • Editorials | April 26, 2016

    Legislators will find answers difficult

    One problem with a financial crisis as deep as Kansas is enduring is that there simply is no simple solution. It’s fair to fault Gov. Sam Brownback and his conservative allies for passing tax cuts several years ago, particularly the provision exempting nonwage income

  • Editorials | April 25, 2016

    A peculiar arrangement

    Curious doings are afoot in the Republican presidential primary campaign. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, second and third, respectively, in the delegate count, have agreed to work together to try to prevent New York billionaire Donald Trump, the frontrunner, from winning

  • Editorials | April 23, 2016

    What will it take, Gov. Brownback?

    Kansas is a long way from the high seas in the 19th century, yet Gov. Sam Brownback and his obsession with protecting the 2012 income tax cuts calls to mind Capt. Ahab’s obsession with Moby Dick, the great white whale that bit off his leg.

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