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Regents blast higher education budget cuts approved by Legislature, say tuition will increase, call on Brownback to veto portion of cuts

Wait, the "free market" conservatives are instituting a salary cap? Sounds like a great way to ensure the best professors leave the university as soon as they can. Of course that's probably a bonus feature in their minds...

June 6, 2013 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback, Gray-Little say stable state funding important to KU's efforts to improve

His words don't match his deeds. For example, a great way to avoid cutting higher education funding would be to scrap his insane tax plan. He's trying to play the role of the firefighter today when he was the one with the matches and gasoline last night.

April 24, 2013 at 9:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Historians debate 'the most polarizing figure in American history'

Just an fyi, "Sunshine State" should be "Sunflower State", correct? Or, I've really mangled my history/geography...

April 4, 2013 at 11:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

District orders changes to 8th grade slavery lesson

Safety? You would do well to educate yourself on the realities of slavery or gtfo with your racist crap.

February 19, 2013 at 10:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach defends photo ID to vote; wants power to prosecute alleged voter fraud

Good to see another small-government conservative so devoted to limiting the powers of government!

Perhaps if Kobach focused a little more on his actual job description instead of trying to fulfill his fantasies we might see something approaching competent governance in this state.

November 29, 2012 at 5:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Topeka man arrested in steak heist

Oh, Topeka...

November 26, 2012 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Other choices

It's not even that you endorsed Republicans, it's that the logic behind it is so bad that it's actually kind of scary. We're already seeing the effects of 1-party rule on Kansas and we need less of it, not more.

Also, are we really to believe that a candidate who said "KU and Lawrence are not very well-respected" is going to do anything positive for this town or the university? Give me a break! You should be embarrassed but I'm sure you're not.

November 4, 2012 at 10:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hutchinson will vote on anti-discrimination law

Those Council members are gutless cowards. Why stand up for anti-discrimination laws when you can just put the rights of others up for a majority vote, right?

September 5, 2012 at 12:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas headed for another debate over evolution

There's often confusion about how the word "theory" is used in science. Scientific theories, including evolution, are tested all the time. In fact, to become scientific theories at all they have to have lots of repeated evidence and observations to support them.

If you're actually interested in learning more, the AAAS addresses a lot of misconceptions regarding evolution and theories.

"A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not "guesses" but reliable accounts of the real world. The theory of biological evolution is more than "just a theory." It is as factual an explanation of the universe as the atomic theory of matter or the germ theory of disease. Our understanding of gravity is still a work in progress. But the phenomenon of gravity, like evolution, is an accepted fact."

June 6, 2012 at 3:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man accused of robbing Topeka bank 12 hours after posting bond in Lawrence

Here's your "Man Bites Dog" headline...

May 25, 2012 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )