- Editorial: Attention due
- Don’t let the Memorial Day holiday pass without pausing to remember and honor the sacrifice of those serving in the U.S. military.
- May 25, 2015
- In an essay written for CNN, retired Staff Sgt. Luke Murphy shared his thoughts about Memorial Day last week. Murphy served two tours with the 101st Airborne Divisions 187th Infantry Regiment in Iraq and had his right leg amputated because of wounds suffered in a roadside bomb blast in 2006.
May 23, 2015
- Saturday Column: Bioscience agency should return to original mission
- On April 19, 2004, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed the Kansas Economic Growth Act, which created the Kansas Bioscience Authority. At that time, the Kansas Legislature declared, “The mission of the Kansas Bioscience Authority is to make Kansas the most desirable state in which to conduct, facilitate, support, fund and perform bioscience research, development and commercialization, to make Kansas a national leader in bioscience, to create jobs, foster economic growth, advance scientific knowledge and improve the quality of life for the citizens of the state of Kansas.”
May 22, 2015
- Your Turn: Changes boost K-12 funding needs
- I recently had a conversation with my dad, a retired teacher, and another relative about school funding. We all were in agreement the block grant represents a cut to our state’s K-12 operational funding. However my relative then added: “but I think we spend too much on administration and other support staff.” He reached back to his own school days, with multiple jobs shared among staff, and students helping out with various clerical and custodial duties. It’s part of a perspective shared among many that question whether schools are operating as efficiently as possible, fueled by idealistic memories of their own, or their children’s, academic experiences.
May 20, 2015
- Your Turn: Two-year colleges have key role
- Earlier this year, President Obama introduced a plan “to make community college as free and universal as high school.” This proposal, which generated both support and opposition, is important for two reasons.
May 16, 2015
- Saturday Column: Faculty also deserve commencement recognition
- The big story this weekend is Kansas University commencement with its various activities and approximately 4,500 students walking down Campanile Hill into Memorial Stadium on Sunday to receive their degrees. This is the university’s 143rd commencement ceremony with graduates from throughout Kansas, 46 states and 43 countries at the center of the event.
May 25, 2015
- Opinion: Political middle on decline in U.S.
- Hillary Clinton’s move to the left on trade and other issues is a reminder of the growing power of activists on the wings in presidential nominating politics — and a corresponding diminution of the power of the center.
- Opinion: WWII vets led anti-war movement
- This year, Memorial Day comes on the heels of two big anniversaries — the 70th observance of V-E Day and the 45th of the evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Vietnam.
May 24, 2015
- Opinion: Veteran forced to make shameful choice
- Before he tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide. Heavy drinking hadn’t helped. Nor had various pills prescribed by Veterans Affairs doctors. He was still angry, still depressed, still could not sleep.
- Opinion: Senator tackles war power issues
- The Revolutionary War and Civil War ended in Virginia, which was involved, by the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, in the beginning of today’s war with radical Islam. Now a Virginia senator is determined that today’s war shall not continue indefinitely without the legitimacy conferred by congressional involvement congruent with the Constitution’s text and history.
May 23, 2015
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