Opinion and Commentary

Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Renew transit tax
The bus system will be increasingly important in Lawrence, and the sales tax that funds it is reasonable.
August 23, 2017
The city’s public transit service is critical infrastructure, and Lawrence residents should vote to renew the sales tax dedicated to funding it.

Local Columns

August 23, 2017

Your Turn: Stand with us against violence, hate
Our hearts and thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims of the Aug. 13 murder-suicide, an act of domestic violence carried out by the victim’s ex-partner.

August 21, 2017

Your Turn: Sustained NIH funding critical for health care
As Congress works to make improvements to our health care system, we should make certain we continue to prioritize medical research and its ability to save lives tomorrow through today’s investments. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plays a critical role nationwide in directing our medical research community.

August 19, 2017

Opinion: Let’s not forget: Words have meaning
Remember “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me?” It isn’t so. At the moment we are experiencing new and confusing usages that have the whole nation and perhaps the world totally confounded. On the world stage we have tin-pot tyrants across the globe who manipulate language in ways that would make George Orwell gasp.

August 18, 2017

Your Turn: Korea, China and a potential catastrophe
If the United States attacks North Korea for whatever reason, the result may be a global economic and humanitarian crisis like the world has never seen. While the military and diplomatic experts remind us of the risks and massive loss of civilian and military life, the aftermath of such a conflict will leave East Asia in an economic and humanitarian crisis that will most likely spread to Asia, Europe and North America. Even if America “wins” a conventional conflict, we will lose as the global and American economy goes into a downward tail spin.
Letters to the Editor

August 23, 2017

Letter to the editor: Our freedoms

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As the passions of the extreme right and left become more inflamed, several tech companies (like Paypal, Facebook, Go-Daddy) and ...

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August 20, 2017

Letter to the editor: ‘Christian terrorists’

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Fox News likes to bash Muslims, and the news organization insists on using the phrase “Muslim terrorists” to describe people ...

Letter to the editor: Add another ‘s’

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It is long overdue, but perhaps now is the time to add an extra “s” to our county name in ...

Letter to the editor: Rethink coverage

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I began the morning reading the Journal-World sports page and became rather annoyed. The front of the page read “K-State ...

Letter to the editor: Call out Trump

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After President Trump’s speech Tuesday equating racism, white supremacy, Nazism and the Ku Klux Klan with counter-protesters, members of his ...

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August 12, 2017

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