- Editorial: Voting rights
- A bill that limits party-switching in Kansas also could limit voters’ right to support their chosen candidates.
- March 10, 2014
- A bill that would create new limits on when Kansas voters could change their party affiliations is another example of state legislators trying to correct a problem that probably doesn’t exist or at least not to an extent that justifies legislative action.
March 8, 2014
- Saturday Column: Voters must look at facts, not promises, in 2014
- The next seven months are going to be an extremely rough-and-tumble period in both the national and state political scenes.
March 5, 2014
- Opinion: Putin likely to do what he wants, regardless of attempts to punish
- The current situation in the Ukraine, especially the movement of Russian troops in the Crimea and the continuing threat that Russian troops may enter other parts of the war-torn country, has been the source of international outrage and, in the United States, calls for action to protect pro-Western factions in Ukraine.
March 2, 2014
- Opinion: More equality, more mediocrity
- Inequality is in the news. Inequality has been declared the crisis of our times. Ingenious politicians have made the startling discovery that some people have more stuff than others. And they are promising to do something about it.
March 1, 2014
March 10, 2014
- Opinion: Democrats politicize the IRS
- What’s been said of confession — that it is good for one’s soul but bad for one’s reputation — can also be true of testifying to Congress, so Lois Lerner has chosen to stay silent. Hers, however, is an eloquent silence.
- Opinion: Police are key to Mexican drug war
- The recent capture of the world’s biggest drug kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was heralded across the world as a major triumph over the drug cartels, but the fact that it was carried out by the Mexican navy — rather than by police forces — should make us skeptical about its significance.
March 9, 2014
- Opinion: Laughter and grief belong together
- Eighty-three-year old Ron Kilmartin was in a hospice, dying of lung cancer. His daughter was at his bedside, cracking jokes about it. Here’s one:
- Opinion: Obama leaves exit open to Putin
- Since the Ukraine crisis began, Obama administration officials have talked about pushing Russia toward the “offramp” and de-escalation. That’s the best diplomatic outcome, but it will require an unlikely public reversal by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
March 8, 2014
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