- 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.
July 23, 2017
- Your Turn: Editorial on Peaslee Tech was short-sighted
- Recent articles have acknowledged Peaslee Tech’s benefit to our community and the value for economic development to Lawrence and Douglas County. Several aspects of the July 17 editorial, however, missed the point about Peaslee Tech’s role for Lawrence and the county.
July 17, 2017
- Opinion: Deep down we know: Health care is a right
- At this moment, two events crowd my consciousness, requiring some comment. First, Donald Trump Jr.’s dalliance with a Russian lawyer in hopes of getting dirt on Hillary Clinton. Second, the Trumpcare bill pending in the Senate.
July 14, 2017
- Opinion: Some impressions from university leaders
- In a survey of 10 four-year college and university presidents from across America, all but one is certain that new students for 2017-18 will have a lot of things up their sleeves. The one who expressed uncertainty is a first-year president and admitted to being naive. But she is proving to be a quick learner.
July 13, 2017
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.
July 20, 2017
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