- Editorial: New rules
- New restrictions on how low-income Kansans can spend public assistance money are less important than other provisions of the state’s new welfare reform law.
- April 19, 2015
- National commentators criticizing a new Kansas welfare reform law have focused mostly on what they consider to be mean-spirited and insulting restrictions on how public assistance money can be spent, but other provisions of this bill will have a far more significant impact on low-income Kansas families.
April 18, 2015
- Saturday Column: Regents, Relays and roads among comment topics
- Based on numerous reports, past accomplishments and evaluations, the departure of Kansas Board of Regents President and CEO Andy Tompkins will be a major loss for Kansas and the Regents. Tompkins was held in high regard prior to his move to the Regents five years ago; he has strengthened this reputation and will be difficult to replace.
April 16, 2015
- Opinion: 70 years ago, nation mourned FDR
- Seventy years ago this week, on April 12, 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage and died at Warm Springs, Ga. The president died on the eve of victory against Germany and Japan in the Second World War; just three weeks after his death, Germany signed the instrument of unconditional surrender to the Allies.
April 13, 2015
- Opinion: Future of baseball is looking bright
- About this you may be certain: The 2015 Major League Baseball season will be one to remember for young and old alike with a record number of people (some 74 million people plus) passing through the turnstiles. Once again, the American and National Leagues will draw more fans than the combined total of the National Football League, National Basketball League and National Hockey League.
April 11, 2015
April 19, 2015
- Opinion: New ‘normal’ for U.S. demographics
- Maybe, conservatives are done with dog whistle politics. After all, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre traded his dog whistle for an air horn at a recent gathering of the gun faithful in Washington, D.C. “I have to tell you,” he said, “eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough.”
- Opinion: Mideast unrest may last for decades
- Will the Middle East be as unstable 10 years from now as it is today? I asked that question last week to a class of students at Harvard’s Kennedy School. About half answered yes — that things will be as bad or worse, no matter what America does.
April 18, 2015
- Opinion: Unusual presidential race is shaping up
- See Hillary ride in a van! Watch her meet everyday Americans! Witness her ordering a burrito bowl at Chipotle! Which she did wearing shades, as did her chief aide Huma Abedin, yielding security-camera pictures that made them look (to borrow from Karl Rove) like fugitives on the lam, wanted in seven states for a failed foreign policy.
April 17, 2015
- Opinion: Progressive gestures hurt universities
- Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of people who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed — after, one suspects, not much agonizing — to the temptation to indulge in progressive gestures. It will divest all fossil fuel stocks from its endowment. It thereby trumps Stanford, whose halfhearted exercise in right-mindedness has been to divest only coal stocks. Evidently carbon from coal is more morally disquieting than carbon from petroleum.
April 18, 2015
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