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  • Editorials | April 07, 2016

    Antidiscrimination consensus gratifying

    The support evident Tuesday evening among Manhattan city commissioners for banning discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity was gratifying. That not a single commissioner opposed the concept should help with what will likely be a complicated chore of coming up

  • Editorials | April 06, 2016

    EU’s action flawed but understandable

    It’s hard to listen to presidential candidates lament America’s immigration problems without our thoughts drifting across the Atlantic Ocean, where there is an immigration crisis worthy of the name. It’s been described as the biggest immigration crisis since World War II; by

  • Editorials | April 05, 2016

    Health rankings are snapshots

    Which is worse, falling from No. 1 to No. 14 in a category called “health outcomes” or dropping from 14th to 55th — from the upper echelon to the lower half — in quality of life? Though being the best at anything is, well, best, the quality of life

  • Editorials | April 04, 2016

    Moran returns to party fold

    Had Sen. Jerry Moran joined Republican senators from the outset in stonewalling President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court, it would have been disappointing but not surprising. More than ever in politics, partisanship prevails over principles. But in

  • Editorials | April 03, 2016

    For a modest tax, major improvements

    Manhattan residents who don’t like the idea of paying two-tenths of a cent sales tax for street maintenance can take comfort in the knowledge that they’ll get a chance to make their wishes known. They’ll have that opportunity at future Manhattan City

  • Editorials | April 01, 2016

    Don’t count on luck in storm season

    Most area farmers and gardeners would love to have some rain. Many have been frustrated that the clouds that have crossed our horizon have dropped their rain on neighboring cities and towns. It’s worth noting that some of those clouds — a bit farther away

  • Editorials | March 31, 2016

    A vicious and resourceful enemy

    March hasn’t been a good month in the world’s struggle against terrorism. Yes, the United States announced last week that it had killed ISIS’ second-in-command, a man who Defense Secretary Ash Carter described as “senior leader serving as finance minister.” That matters, as

  • Editorials | March 30, 2016

    Candidate pledges written in pencil

    Political pledges apparently have about the same value as professional sports contracts. That is to say, they’re not entirely worthless, but neither are they worth much. The three remaining Republican candidates — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and billionaire big mouth Donald

  • Editorials | March 29, 2016

    School funding debate rages on

    The Kansas Supreme Court ought to be able to decide without all the political maneuvering by Democratic and Republican lawmakers whether the Kansas Legislature’s response to the court’s order to make school funding more equitable passes muster. Yet given the stakes — the Supreme

  • Editorials | March 28, 2016

    Schulz will leave outstanding legacy

    Kansas State University, Manhattan and the entire state are losing an outstanding and visionary leader with KSU President Kirk Schulz’s acceptance of an offer to become president of Washington State University. If it seems as if President Schulz and his wife, Noel, just got

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