Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | September 08, 2015

    Immaturity at warp speed

    On the assumption that the more one stirs a pile of manure, the worse it smells, we’ll keep our comments about the K-State Marching Band’s now infamous halftime show Saturday brief. As KSU Bands Director Frank Tracz has pointed out, the formation was

  • Editorials | September 08, 2015

    A matter of degrees

    Learning and teaching became a couple of degrees easier last week in the Manhattan-Ogden School District when Superintendent Bob Shannon ordered maintenance staff to lower thermostats from 76 degrees to 74 degrees. The thermostats had been raised as one of a host of actions the district adopted

  • Editorials | September 05, 2015

    On gay marriage issue, advocates risk a backlash

    The opponents of gay marriage are backed into a corner, and it might seem that they look ridiculous. But supporters need to be careful here, or they’ll risk a backlash. The most recent flare-up in one of America’s biggest debates came this past

  • Editorials | September 04, 2015

    Court system got it right ... finally

    The resentencing of a Kansas State University researcher this week is an example of the court system fixing its own mess. That’s good. But it’s not a happy story, and the process hurt the people involved. Miles Theurer, a postdoctoral research fellow at

  • Editorials | September 03, 2015

    Ready or not, it’s football season

    K-State fans: Are you ready? At Bill Snyder Family Stadium, those are the booming words of public-address announcer Dave Lewis, signaling that a football game is about to begin. We’re borrowing them today because what the community is about to embark on is the

  • Editorials | September 02, 2015

    Another month, another shortfall

    It would be wrong to suggest that August tax collections in Kansas, which fell $30 million short of expectations, spell doom for the state. But they are disappointing, and not just because they didn’t meet expectations. They’re also disappointing because tax collections for the

  • Editorials | September 01, 2015

    Can ‘outsiders’ keep ‘insiders’ out?

    It’s hard to imagine Donald Trump as president, if only because he’s, well, the Donald. It’s also hard to picture Dr. Ben Carson in the Oval Office, though that’s because he’s still something of a mystery to voters. Yet remarkably,

  • Editorials | August 31, 2015

    Governing by ultimatum

    It isn’t often that district court judges need a lawyer. But this is Kansas, where Gov. Sam Brown-back and his conservative allies in the Legislature, not content to control two branches of government, want to call the shots in the third, the judiciary, as

  • Editorials | August 30, 2015

    KSU students have much to give

    Now that K-State’s returning students have gotten reacquainted and new students have found their way around campus, we hope both groups extend their reach further. We hope they become part of this larger community. We’re not talking just about patronizing Aggieville’s restaurants

  • Editorials | August 30, 2015

    Good marks for MHS

    Though the State Finance Council didn’t have much in the way of good news for the Manhattan-Ogden School District last week, the district’s ACT report was a step in the right direction. The average 2015 composite ACT score for MHS students was 23.7. By comparison,

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