- Editorial: Ag leadership
- The new secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture should draw on her strong Kansas ties as she seeks ways to support Kansas farmers and build the state’s agriculture economy.
- December 10, 2013
- The number of Kansans directly involved in agriculture production has dropped significantly in the last several decades, but agriculture remains an important part of the state’s economy and the selection of a state agriculture secretary is still a critical choice.
December 7, 2013
- Saturday Column: Lack of honesty undercuts confidence in president
- What should Americans think when their president does not tell the truth? What should foreign leaders think when the U.S. president does not tell the truth?
December 5, 2013
- Opinion: Role of college athletics grows
- For my 23 years as a university president/chancellor, I encouraged increased emphasis on intercollegiate athletics, believing at the time that the reasons were well founded. In the main, they were.
December 3, 2013
- Your turn: Landlord-tenant tales have two sides
- When my husband Ray and I bought the brand new little duplex we owned as a rental for 13 years, we thought our elderly mothers might one day want to live there when maintaining their own homes became too difficult for them. In short order, they let us know they had no intention of ever leaving their homes.
December 1, 2013
- Opinion: N.D. fracking: Boom or bust?
- For the first time in some 40 years, I didn’t open the pheasant season in Kansas with the same group of friends. Such traditions are painful to break, but the dearth of birds in drought-stricken Kansas and divergent commitments trumped nostalgia. So I struck out for South Dakota, where pheasants are plentiful. Then on to North Dakota, where I met up with a friend who’s moved his contracting business there to take advantage of the fracking oil and gas boom.
December 10, 2013
- Opinion: Forgiveness at heart of Mandela legacy
- Every once in a very great while, we get these people who rise above the confines of self. Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at the age of 95, was one of those. He navigated his life by the polestar not of self, but of freedom and in so doing, became the founding father of a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal.
December 9, 2013
- Opinion: Isolation won’t solve U.S. problems
- The chairs of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees stated last weekend that the world was getting more unsafe. A few days later, the Pew Research Center reported that 52 percent of Americans think the U.S. should “mind its own business internationally,” the highest such total in the nearly 50-year history of that query. Taken together, these two items symbolize a serious emerging national problem.
December 8, 2013
- Opinion: Even when the cameras are rolling…
- You want to know the worst part? It isn’t the incident where a police officer stopped a man at the 207 Quickstop convenience store and threw his purchases — cans of Red Bull — to the sidewalk.
- Opinion: Containment is best option in Iran
- In his disproportionate praise of the six-month agreement with Iran, Barack Obama said: “For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program.” But if the program, now several decades old, had really been “halted” shortly after U.S. forces invaded neighboring Iraq, we would not be desperately pursuing agreements to stop it now, as about 10,000 centrifuges spin to enrich uranium.
December 10, 2013
In response to the Dec. 7 Saturday Column on honesty. What should Lawrencians think when the editor of the local ...
Congratulations to Dolph C. Simons Jr. on his article on the lack of presidential honesty. I couldn’t have said it ...
Where is the Kansas University leadership today? Just as former football players are now suing programs for brain damage, KU ...