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June 20, 2018

Opinion: Can Libertarian Weld restore conservatism?
“This,” exclaimed Margaret Thatcher, thumping Friedrich Hayek’s 500-page tome “The Constitution of Liberty” on a table in front of some Conservative Party colleagues, “is what we believe.” It also is what Bill Weld believes, which is why he aspires to be the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential candidate.
Opinion: Immigrant children are real children
“Illegals” have faces. This is what Republicans are learning to their chagrin amid mounting international outrage over the new policy of separating immigrant children from their families at our southern border. For years, the party has pretended otherwise. It has denied undocumented immigrants their personhood, casting them instead as an abstract threat — rape! gangs! murder! — against anyone who makes the mistake of compassion.
Opinion: ‘Deal’ with Kim far from closed
President Trump boasted last weekend that his “denuclearization deal” with Kim Jong Un could “save potentially millions & millions of lives!” He even proclaimed in the exhilaration of his return from Singapore: “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”
Opinion: But her emails? You’re dang right her emails
When the Justice Department inspector general’s report revealed that former FBI director James B. Comey had used a personal email account to conduct official business, Hillary Clinton claimed vindication. “But my emails,” she tweeted. Yes, Madam Secretary, your emails.
Letters to the Editor

June 19, 2018

Letter to the editor: Energy heroes

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The recent loss of two lives at the Jeffrey Energy Center serves as a tragic reminder of the brave public ...

Letter to the editor: Men’s tennis at KU

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It’s time to restore the men’s tennis program at the University of Kansas. Most large universities have been able to ...

Letter to the editor: Appearance of bias


The Douglas County district attorney must transfer the case of the use of deadly force by a Lawrence police officer ...

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