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February 19, 2017

Opinion: Education gap between left and right
It’s time we talked about the most consequential political divide in this country. That divide is not between liberals and conservatives. Rather, it is between the ignorant and the informed, between those who have information and can extrapolate from it and those who do not and cannot. There is an education gap between left and right, and it poses a grave threat to our national future.
Opinion: An adult voice amid pandemic childishness
In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, Va., acknowledges that he has seen much change, often for the better, including advances in the 1960s. But in his elegant new memoir, “All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s,” he explains why today’s distemper was incubated in that “burnt and ravaged forest of a decade.”

February 18, 2017

Opinion: The case of the cover-up in search of a crime
It’s a Watergate-era cliche that the cover-up is always worse than the crime. In the Mike Flynn affair, we have the first recorded instance of a cover-up in the absence of a crime.

February 17, 2017

Opinion: Flynn gone; serious questions remain
President Trump confronts complicated problems as the investigation widens into Russia’s attack on our political system. But his responsibilities are simple: A month ago, he swore an oath that he would “faithfully execute” his office and “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2017

Letter to the editor: A good night's sleep


Amid descriptions of chaos and disorder and aimless wanderings in the White house, the New York Times also reported that ...

Letter to the editor: Thanks to the community


On behalf of the Lawrence Muslim community, the Islamic Center of Lawrence would like to extend our deepest gratitude and ...

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