Opinion and Commentary

Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Positive news
The first proposal for business development at Lawrence VenturePark is great news for the city.
November 25, 2015
The city’s vision for business development on the former Farmland property at the east edge of the city finally is coming into focus.

Local Columns

November 21, 2015

Saturday Column: KU should set example in addressing diversity issues
Years from now, maybe sooner, the current environment on American university campuses may be identified or referred to as the “period of demands” or “the ugly years.” On campus after campus, charges of racism, demands for “inclusion and belonging” training, demands for individuals to resign immediately or face impeachment, charges of discrimination and unfair treatment, votes of “no-confidence” in university administrators and elected student leaders, threats by university athletes to refuse to participate in team activities, sit-ins and takeovers of chancellor’s offices and other tactics are being used to try to bring about major changes in traditional values and policies at U.S. universities.

November 18, 2015

Opinion: Nurturing the KU family
I have been reading about the various protests going on at universities around the country with a mixture of pleasure and sadness. The pleasure comes from the fact that our students are exhibiting passion for a cause, worrying about something apart from how much they will be able to earn when they graduate. My sadness comes from the realization that so many of our students, particularly students of color, feel that they are not fully a part of the university communities in which they live and study.

November 14, 2015

Saturday Column: Kansas University needs strong, visionary leadership
No one can question but that this is a critical time for Kansas University. It’s a period of transition, and how the transitions are handled will determine, to a large degree, the course of the university over the next 15 to 20 years.

November 5, 2015

Your Turn: Immigration positive for U.S.
Thanks to the presidential candidates, immigration is once again at the forefront of the national agenda.  Unfortunately, the focus on unauthorized immigrants threatens to cast a pall over the whole issue. As we continue the debate, we would do well to remember that a willingness to welcome people from all over the world is one of our nation’s greatest strengths. 
Letters to the Editor

November 25, 2015

Letter: Guns, refugees


Gov. Brownback seems to have a double standard in assuring the safety of Kansas citizens. He would require that the ...

Letter: Blasphemous acts


Thank you, Edith Guffey, for addressing the abysmal and frankly blasphemous actions and words of Gov. Brownback with the true ...

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