- Editorial: Arts advocate
- A proposal to create a new city position to promote arts and culture in Lawrence should be measured against other city needs for that money.
- December 13, 2013
- Lawrence city commissioners shouldn’t be in a rush to add about $100,000 a year to the city budget to hire a new director of arts and culture.
December 11, 2013
- Opinion: Spying on game players? Really?
- Sometimes I find myself wondering whether the American intelligence community secretly takes its inspiration, if not its directions, from old episodes of the classic British comedy show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”
December 7, 2013
- Saturday Column: Lack of honesty undercuts confidence in president
- What should Americans think when their president does not tell the truth? What should foreign leaders think when the U.S. president does not tell the truth?
December 5, 2013
- Opinion: Role of college athletics grows
- For my 23 years as a university president/chancellor, I encouraged increased emphasis on intercollegiate athletics, believing at the time that the reasons were well founded. In the main, they were.
December 3, 2013
- Your turn: Landlord-tenant tales have two sides
- When my husband Ray and I bought the brand new little duplex we owned as a rental for 13 years, we thought our elderly mothers might one day want to live there when maintaining their own homes became too difficult for them. In short order, they let us know they had no intention of ever leaving their homes.
December 13, 2013
- Opinion: Consolidation doesn’t cut government
- The education of Barack Obama is a protracted process as he repeatedly alights upon the obvious with a sense of original discovery. In a recent MSNBC interview, he restocked his pantry of excuses for his disappointing results, announcing that “we have these big agencies, some of which are outdated, some of which are not designed properly”: “We’ve got, for example, 16 different agencies that have some responsibility to help businesses, large and small, in all kinds of ways, whether it’s helping to finance them, helping them to export. … So, we’ve proposed, let’s consolidate a bunch of that stuff. The challenge we’ve got is that that requires a law to pass. And, frankly, there are a lot of members of Congress who are chairmen of a particular committee. And they don’t want necessarily consolidations where they would lose jurisdiction over certain aspects of certain policies.”
December 12, 2013
- Obama’s diplomacy relentlessly pragmatic
- This has been a year when America re-embraced diplomacy after a frustrating decade of war, displaying a relentlessly pragmatic approach that recalls the days of such deal-making former secretaries of state as Henry Kissinger and James A. Baker III.
- History may hold a tale of two Mandelas
- When John Lofton of The Washington Times and I were granted an interview with Nelson Mandela inside Pollsmoor Prison near Capetown, South Africa, in August 1985, it was a rare occurrence. The Mandela celebrated by world leaders following his death was not the Mandela we interviewed.
December 11, 2013
- Opinion: Venturing to leadership-starved Mideast
- There is something sadly appropriate about arriving in the Mideast on the weekend when the world is mourning Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a visionary who managed to reconcile a long-repressed black majority with the white minority that had ruled them. His name became synonymous with forgiveness, in this case of the new black rulers
December 13, 2013
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