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Opinion: Consider property tax in school solution

Kansans should applaud the House Taxation Committee and its chair, Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Assaria, for their political backbone in making property taxes an option in addressing the legislature’s school finance dilemma.

Opinion: Finance study questionable

When the Kansas Legislature passed the midpoint of the current session, it was nowhere near resolving its biggest challenge.

Views from Kansas: Transparency requires action

In recent years, the buzzword in politics has been “transparency.” Just about everyone has jumped on the transparency bandwagon.

Opinion: President Trump is Wile E. Coyote

Like Wile E. Coyote, Trump doesn’t seem to understand why the dynamite stick keeps blowing up in his hand.

Opinion: Trump, please just ignore April 4

The best thing Trump can do for us on April 4 is to ignore it. Go golfing at Mar-a-Lago. Give Stormy Daniels a ring. Have some cake. Meantime, the rest of us will honor the radical prophet who died calling on America to vindicate its noble promises — something America still struggles to do, 50 years later.

Opinion: America ignores Russia at its peril

The barren Russian-American landscape is a perverse consequence of Putin’s attempts to meddle in U.S. politics and foster the candidate who kept proclaiming what a great guy the Russian leader was and how much he wanted a rapprochement.

Opinion: Democrats, focus on workers again

With the weakening of private-sector labor unions, many in the paycheck-to-paycheck crowd no longer back the Democrats. Some do not vote at all. Neither party seems to be their advocate.

Opinion: Time for Supreme Court to act on unions’ coercion

The Supreme Court can end this unconstitutional coercion. The only way unions will be hurt by this is if the workers they claim to represent reject them.

Editorial: Teacher tenure should be restored

If the state wants to attract and retain experienced teachers, it needs to assure them that they won’t be fired for capricious reasons.

Kansas lawmakers should restore tenure for experienced teachers.

Opinion: A door is opening in Saudi Arabia

This is the beginning of justice. The prince is the same as any other citizen. That’s something!