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Catholic leader in Kansas criticizes Kaine

I would say the reaction coming from Catholic Leadership is more of a reaction to the leaked Wikileaks emails from the DNC regarding the Catholic Church, then anything that Tim Kaine has done.

October 21, 2016 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Catholic leader in Kansas criticizes Kaine

How is letting "the rich" keep the money that they earned a windfall? A windfall would be taking the money they earned and giving it to someone else they would be the recipient of a windfall.

October 21, 2016 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Amid unfounded accusations of 'rigged election,' Douglas County clerk says no bias in mailing advance ballot information

I wasn't concerned about the information itself or it favoring Democrats. However, I was curious who was paying for the mailing. As citizens, it would seem to me that you should be aware of how you can vote and where. I know I have not needed a mailing to know about my civic duty. No mailing should be needed.

October 19, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Debating the Donald': KU debate pro, author talks about what to watch for in final presidential debate

Even though this article by Sara Shepard is about Brett Bricker, who was a contributor to a book called Debate The Donald.

I find it written in a fairly dismissive way. As an example Calling Trump a television reality star, he is first and foremost a businessman including the business of reality TV, BTW which has garnered huge ratings over the years, just proving his business acumen. Describing Trump like this is making him sound like Kate of Kates Plus 8. Someone whose fame is as a result of TV, this is not the case with Trump.

The people who have the view of him as a reality star are completely missing the point of Donald Trump year after year negotiating deals, with governmental agencies, contractors, Unions and suppliers. The world of Real Estate Development is a rough and tumble world where to get things done you have to be tough, especially in New York. Agreed that does not necessarily qualify you for President. However, it also does not disqualify.

There is a discussion of Trumps 'lies" yet nothing mentioning Hillary's fabrications and changing of positions. I believe the article would have bee far more interesting to discuss the strengths of each candidate and what they could do to defeat the other or at the very least be objective about the positive qualities of Donald Trump in a debate as well as the negatives.

The article states his attacks have become more vicious, he for several months Trump had policy speeches each week while his opponent virtually had none. She seemed to be running on the "I'm not Trump" message, which continues today, and in fact even in debates it has been attacks on Trump and if you wanted to know how she stood on an issue she directed you to her website. This tactic of personal attacks is working in the polls so why should she stop? I find personal attacks based on anything other then their record unseemly on both sides.

I care little about personality, hers or his. What I want to know is who will be appointed to the Supreme Court.? How will you handle the debacle in the Middle East and ISIS?. How to ease tensions with Russia, how you will put more people to work. How will you reduce the undue influence by lobbyists and deal with campaign reform? Who you will appoint to your cabinet? How will you prevent future world conflict? etc.

October 19, 2016 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Lawrence police officer charged with misdemeanor after allegedly knocking down and repeatedly punching resident

Wow....Maybe all of the people who were dogging Amenta need to rethink his claim.

It blows me away that the judge would not allow testimony that clearly related to Armenta's claim.

And now we find out that the same officer left the department when it was found he used excessive force in a different situation...Wow.

September 18, 2016 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sit-in spectacle

David, where can you find these oral interviews?

September 9, 2016 at 8:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Group takes over Lawrence City Commission meeting, refuses to leave until demands are met

I certainly would not call them terrorists, however refusing to leave until a statement of solidarity was signed is holding the commission hostage.

The City commission are OUR representatives and are there to represent the citizens of Lawrence, not necessarily a group of 20.

It would have been more appropriate in my opinion to request that the city provide this letter of support and solidarity but allow the commissioners a chance to hear the thoughts of those they represent. I would suppose that this alone would have got the protesters what they wanted without the drama.

However, maybe what they really wanted was a stage to be seen as opposed to effecting real change and having the true support from the community that our commissioners represent.

If and when their request was denied would seem to have been a more appropriate time to protest. I am not aware that the city had denied support for BLM or the people protesting the pipeline.

Protesting for the sake of holding a protest does little to help a cause and in fact can cause people to look at the protesters and not the real issues that they want to change.

September 7, 2016 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Thai restaurant set to open along 23rd Street; Chinese restaurant coming to once-popular Sixth Street spot

I have enjoyed Tuptim Thai Restaurant in Topeka. Looking forward to trying what they do here.

August 18, 2016 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to review plans for another two-lane roundabout

People going through a roundabout are moving at much slower speeds so even if there is an accident it is minor. Compare that to someone running a stop sign and t-boning another car. Look at the traffic movement at Inverness at about 5:15 and then go take a look at Harvard....clearly those new fangled century old European fad roundabouts are superior to four way stops.

August 9, 2016 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mental health cuts lead to 200 layoffs in Kansas, raise treatment concerns

This is outrageous, the cost of not caring for the mentally ill is probably higher then providing services.

This is not acceptable in any way and the people making the cuts should be ashamed of themselves. The mentally ill in many cases do not have the ability to fight for themselves, so it is up to us to do it for them.

Shame, Shame, Shame....

Let's see a list of the people who voted to cut mental health services!

August 9, 2016 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )