Monday, August 31, 2015



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | June 05, 2015

    New Freedom Act fine ... for now

    The federal government last week decided to quit snooping quite as much on Americans’ phone calls. In passing the so-called Freedom Act, Congress ended the wholesale collection of phone records under the previous law, called the Patriot Act. If you look at the issue that

  • Editorials | June 05, 2015

    Regional kids draw attention to Midwest

    Every now and then, flyover country has its moment. There have been a couple of them recently, and we’d like to make note. These aren’t particular to Manhattan or even just Kansas, but we still can’t help but feel a little regional

  • Editorials | June 04, 2015

    Naming field for Lane appropriate

    Lew Lane is nothing short of a local legend. He coached at Manhattan High School for more than two decades, winning more than twice as many football games as anybody else in the history of the school. His impact on the young men who grew

  • Editorials | June 03, 2015

    Well played, Rock Creek

    Congratulations to the Rock Creek High School baseball team for doing what no other team from the school, which opened in 1991, has done: winning a state championship. Any state championship is special, but perhaps it means a little more after teams have come close in

  • Editorials | June 02, 2015

    Bike-sharing plan holds potential

    Three cheers for Downtown Manhattan Inc. and for local entrepreneur Ward Morgan for their decision to collaborate on a pilot bike-sharing program. Their idea is an enlightened one. We hope their trust in this city’s residents is well placed. As a story in Monday’

  • Editorials | June 01, 2015

    Lawmakers should call governor’s bluff

    The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature would do the citizens of this state a great service if lawmakers were to call Gov. Sam Brownback’s bluff and increase business taxes. A legislative tax bill, whose chief merit would be to make up a $406 million funding shortfall, wouldn’

  • Editorials | May 31, 2015

    Patriot Act went too far

    When Americans wake up Monday, the Patriot Act won’t be the same. Barring action today by the U.S. Senate, several key provisions, including a provision known as Section 215, will have expired. That’s hardly a tragedy. The Patriot Act was passed in the

  • Editorials | May 29, 2015

    Court storming could get costly

    Lest there be any doubt, any Big 12 Conference university that allows its fans to storm a basketball court or even rush an athletic field after a game does so at its peril. Although an effective ban was widely assumed after the embarrassment Kansas State University

  • Editorials | May 29, 2015

    Putin and FIFA

    Russian President Vladimir Putin knows a thing or two about meddling and corruption. He’s seized Crimea from Ukraine, is trying to take other parts of Ukraine and covets the Baltic nations as well. He’s also meddled with great success with the life expectancies

  • Editorials | May 28, 2015

    National security a constant endeavor

    Area residents on Wednesday received a double dose of the federal government’s efforts to protect Americans from whatever threats arise in the 21st century. Perhaps the most awaited event was the formal groundbreaking for NBAF — the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility adjacent to Kansas


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