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Analysis: Kobach at center of Kansas Senate drama

Secretary of State Kris Kobach's position as chief Kansas elections officer is allowing him to play a marquee role in the political drama surrounding Democrat Chad Taylor's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race.

Your Turn: Community needs to provide real opportunities

My primary job as a school board member is to provide educators with the resources and leadership they need to produce thoughtful, well-rounded graduates.

Letter: Lightning danger

After a lightning strike resulted in the destruction of Hoch Auditorium in the early 1990s, Kansas taxpayers had to pay millions of dollars to rebuild the building because KU was self-insured. Now virtually all buildings on Mount Oread have lightning rods.

Letter: Shame on state

It is unbelievable that David Guth’s career should be in jeopardy because of something he said, or tweeted.

Opinion: Who shut Johnny out of the parks?

Washington — The Obamacare/shutdown battle has spawned myriad myths. The most egregious concern the substance of the fight, the identity of the perpetrators and the origins of the current eruption.

Opinion: Boehner's loss of control sad to watch

Unable to control his own caucus, negotiate effectively with the president or pass legislation, he flounders in office — a likable man who is utterly ineffective. We are seeing the consequences of a leaderless House in the GOP’s renewed threat of a government shutdown or debt-ceiling default. These reckless actions are part of a grandstand play to reverse the Affordable Care Act, which begins

Opinion: Memories of a bygone Mideast era

My American colleagues and I traveled freely through the Middle East — Syria, Jordan, Egypt — without fear for our safety. I never heard anyone express hatred of Jews or Israel that year. In 1967, the Six-Day Arab-Israeli War changed all that. An epidemic of terrorism followed.

Opinion: Evidence won't alter Assad denials

The Syrian government’s continued denial that it gassed its people — in the face of stark evidence to the contrary — reminds me of a chilling experience I had in Damascus in 1982.

Opinion: Inclusion Part of America's promise

Some of us are not beauty pageant fans. Indeed, some of us find them archaic outposts of retrograde sexism. But surely all of us can agree that if we are going to have such pageants, they should not be stained by xenophobic prejudice.

Opinion: U.S. neglecting schools, colleges

We ignore the data on education at our own risk. The clock is ticking. As Eddard “Ned” Stark says in “A Game of Thrones,” “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood will end.”