- Editorial: Transparency
- The school district should have been more open about a recent case of allegedly offensive remarks by a middle school teacher.
- October 27, 2016
- The Lawrence school district’s defensive handling of an alleged racial incident at South Middle School threatens to further fuel growing mistrust of the district by parents and students, especially those who are minorities.
October 22, 2016
- Opinion: Trump is Brownback on national scale
- Sam Brownback’s approval ratings as governor of Kansas are dismally low, yet polls show Donald Trump winning Kansas. How can both of those things be true? It does not make sense for Kansans to boo Brownback but vote for Trump.
October 15, 2016
- Opinion: Medicaid change starts with Legislature
- Kansas’s hardline opposition to Medicaid expansion has to change, if health care and health outcomes are going to grow in rural Kansas. Given the governor’s position, and a bill (HB 2552) passed in 2014, that change will have to begin in the Kansas Legislature.
October 8, 2016
- Opinion: Brownback coalition an utter failure
- With the approach of upcoming elections I am reminded of a private conversation five years ago with Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff, who mused: “The real issue is whether conservatives can govern.” At that time I held out hope that the relatively new governor and his legislative allies could govern effectively. I was wrong.
October 1, 2016
October 27, 2016
- Opinion: America shaped by Emmett Till’s death
- So what was it they were trying to kill? After all, the sign standing near the Tallahatchie River is cratered by dozens of bullet holes. More than idle target practice, it suggests a frenzy of gunfire, an attempt to kill something. And the something is not really that hard to name.
October 26, 2016
- Opinion: Mideast knows to be wary of promises
- When America fights its wars in the Middle East, it has a nasty habit of recruiting local forces as proxies and then jettisoning them when the going gets tough or regional politics intervene.
October 25, 2016
- Opinion: Mexico, too, awaits Nov. 8 election
- There couldn’t have been a more pivotal moment in the U.S.-Mexican relationship for the Philadelphia Museum of Art to open a landmark exhibit of Mexican art.
October 24, 2016
October 27, 2016
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