Comment history

NEA delivers bad news to Kansas Arts Commission

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."

John Adams, 1780.

October 28, 2011 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas University graduate working to publish combined edition of 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' 'Tom Sawyer' that replaces N-word

Actually, there were many attempts to ban Huckleberry Finn while Twain was alive, and he came out strongly against those efforts. Man of his day or not, I don't believe Twain would take this alteration lying down.

February 7, 2011 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas University graduate working to publish combined edition of 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' 'Tom Sawyer' that replaces N-word

"But across Alabama (and in other places, too, he’s found), fewer and fewer people are reading “Tom Sawyer” in junior high schools and “Huckleberry Finn” in high schools. It’s all done quietly, he said. You don’t usually read about it."

And it's because of the N-word? There are places in Alabama and the deep South where they don't want to admit that slavery was a cause of the Civil War and, like many places, a general reluctance to talk about racial issues in United States history.

No, Professor Gribben, you give one word far too much credit. The issue is far greater than one word.

February 6, 2011 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback reacts to Justice Stevens' retirement

Comments like that from Senator Brownback just go to show he missed his true calling--stand-up comedian . . .

April 9, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Murtha’s death sets stage for marquee race

Whatever the result in that race, people shouldn't jump to conclusions of what it means. John Murtha was a Democrat who had some Republican tendencies. His predecessor, John Saylor, served 25 years as a Republican with Democratic tendencies.

Historically the district has liked the middle of the road. If the new Congressman--or Congresswoman--can pass the litmus test of either side by a score of nearly 100%, then the story will be that the district has lost its good sense and failed to elect a candidate from the sensible middle.

February 10, 2010 at 1:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House member frustrated by lack of tourism, business promotion on southeast Kansas highways

Unless there's been a big change at the Walter Johnson Birthplace--the house is gone, and it's simply a monument--I'm not sure that's a place for signage. Certainly it's not a place to spend dollars, and people who follow the signs may feel misled by the lack of an attraction.

Not sure what to think about signs for Arnold's Greenhouse, but if it draws as well as stated, there may be a case for signage.

February 10, 2010 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The end of an era: Mangino out at Kansas

Once again, the t-shirt guy on Mass. St. gets screwed by KU. He's stuck with a bunch of "Our coach can eat your coach" t-shirts.

December 4, 2009 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fossilized fish brain is from Kansas

In a few years it will be the Republican Speaker of the House in the state legislature.

March 4, 2009 at 9:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Foot dragging

To correct your sub-headline:

There is no justification for approving Rep. Melvin Neufeld’s appointment to the Kansas Bioscience Authority board.

Much better.

February 13, 2009 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Which Super Bowl ad is your favorite?

The best was the Conan O'Brien Bud Lite ad. The Doritos ad? Yeah, you can never have too many get-hit-in-the-crotch jokes. What a lame bit of humor--submit it to America's Funniest Home Videos.

February 2, 2009 at 6:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )