- Editorial: Strategy shift
- The Lawrence chamber of commerce plans to revamp its strategy for recruiting new businesses while boosting efforts to support homegrown enterprises.
- April 24, 2015
- A shift in Lawrence’s business recruitment strategy and budget seems like a reasonable response to a changing economic development environment.
April 25, 2015
- Saturday Column: Clinton coronation may not benefit party, nation
- Who are the true “kingmakers” in the Democratic Party, and what must they be thinking about the “Hillary situation”? Are the Clintons themselves the party’s kingmakers, and, if so, it is what it is. However, if there are other individuals or factions within the Democratic Party such as the Obama clique or a group of powerful liberals or moderates, what are they thinking about the early days of the “Go Hillary” drive for the presidency?
April 22, 2015
- Your Turn: Kansas needs juvenile justice reform
- Kansas’ juvenile justice system should be doing more to keep our communities safe and to make better use of state funds. Our juvenile code was written in 1996. Since then, research has shown many strategies once believed to fight youth crime actually do more harm than good — and at great cost to taxpayers. Other states are adopting smarter approaches to juvenile justice that result in declining crime rates and more cost-effective systems.
April 18, 2015
- Saturday Column: Regents, Relays and roads among comment topics
- Based on numerous reports, past accomplishments and evaluations, the departure of Kansas Board of Regents President and CEO Andy Tompkins will be a major loss for Kansas and the Regents. Tompkins was held in high regard prior to his move to the Regents five years ago; he has strengthened this reputation and will be difficult to replace.
April 16, 2015
- Opinion: 70 years ago, nation mourned FDR
- Seventy years ago this week, on April 12, 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage and died at Warm Springs, Ga. The president died on the eve of victory against Germany and Japan in the Second World War; just three weeks after his death, Germany signed the instrument of unconditional surrender to the Allies.
April 25, 2015
- Opinion: Obama takes Nixon-like approach to Iran
- In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider:
April 24, 2015
- Opinion: Big political donors get first vote
- The news that delivered the biggest jolt to the 2016 presidential campaign this week wasn’t anything the candidates said or did.
April 23, 2015
- Opinion: Health policy forges odd alliances
- Smoking, said King James I in 1604, is “loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs.” Three years later he planted a colony in Jamestown. Its tobacco enhanced the royal treasury until Virginia produced a bumper crop of revolutionaries, including the tobacco farmer George Washington.
- Opinion: U.S. seeks to reassure Gulf allies
- President Obama has been trying since his September 2013 address to the United Nations to convince Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies that the United States is truly committed to their security. So far, he hasn’t been very successful, but he’ll try again next month at a Camp David summit meeting.
April 25, 2015
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