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Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: More money for lawmakers
Kansans are not well served by a pay policy that essentially restricts who can be a legislator.
July 24, 2017
It would be reasonable for the Kansas Legislature to pursue a pay increase in a future session.

Syndicated Columns

July 24, 2017

Opinion: John McCain is a true U.S. patriot
In this unheroic era when prominent American males prove their abiding patriotism by prominently displaying an American flag pin in the lapel of their suit jacket, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., remains seriously out of step.
Opinion: Wild blue yonder ain’t what it used to be
The aircraft arrayed around the spacious lawn of Maxwell Air Force Base, home of the Air University, mostly represent long-retired types. The largest, however, is a glistening B-52 bomber, which represents a still-employed component of the Air Force’s aging fleet: The youngest B-52 entered service in 1962. Sons have flown the same plane their fathers and grandfathers flew.

July 23, 2017

Opinion: GOP tackles nonexistent problem
A little context is critical here. It would be too easy to dismiss Donald Trump’s Commission on Electoral Integrity as superfluous evidence of the intellectual erosion of the Republican Party.

July 22, 2017

Opinion: Don’t repeal health law; fix it now
On July 6 Sen. Jerry Moran temporarily embraced boldness after a town hall meeting in Palco, Kan. Our junior senator met hundreds of constituents to discuss the health care experiences of real people from all across the state. Rural and urban hospital administrators came to argue for Medicaid funding, and he got an earful from a western Kansas doctor who once provided care to the senator’s children.
Letters to the Editor

July 20, 2017

Letter to the editor: College worth


Regarding your editorial on July 14, the “education data” may indeed be “troubling,” there might be a method in the ...

Letter to the editor: County model

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Last month I had the honor to represent Douglas County with the sheriff’s office and Bert Nash Community Mental Health ...

Letter to the editor: Roberts’ priority


Last month Sen. Pat Roberts visited Ottawa to address the Rotary Club in our fine town. He addressed not only ...

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