Local Columns

Saturday Column

Saturday Column: Passion aimed at sports could benefit other ‘teams’
March 28, 2015
Consider what might be accomplished if local and state residents gave as much attention and involvement to issues such as education, good government, job opportunities and the performance of those in elective office as they give to competitive high school and college sports.

Tom Keegan

Column: Coleman could be best bet at WR
March 29, 2015
Signs of spring: Flowers budding, birds chirping louder, the scent of fresh-cut grass floating in the breeze and jaws dropping watching Kansas University wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman, long, lean and, above all, fast. By Tom Keegan

Your Turn

Your Turn: Longtime resident concerned for Kansas
March 24, 2015
I recently spent a rough night, filled with bad dreams. Everything I tried to do turned out exactly the opposite of what I had set out to achieve: Several haircuts left my hair even longer than before, and multiple attempts to park my bike near some building I apparently needed to get to were thwarted by regulations that sent me increasingly farther from my destination (“You’re using the wrong brand of lock and chain, so you’ll be fined if you park here”).

George Gurley

Opinion: Economist’s analysis flawed
March 1, 2015
French economist Thomas Piketty recently accomplished something practitioners of the “dismal science” can only dream of: He became a celebrity. His tome, “Capital in the Twenty-first Century” was hailed as “a watershed in economic thinking,” “a sweeping account of rising inequality,” and a book that could “change the way we think about the past two centuries of economic thought.” The book has been catnip for fans of taxing the rich and the redistributing the proceeds to the less fortunate.

Garden Calendar

Garden Variety: A lesson in apple picking
October 8, 2014
With apple-harvesting season in full swing, now is a great time to get out and pick some of the fresh fruit from local orchards or your own trees if you have them.