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Your Turn: Brownback responds to NY Times

See the Peterson blog. The Brownback letter was deemed unpublishable by the New York Times because of issues concerning the facts. Peterson explains.

October 30, 2013 at 2:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Temporary truce won’t lead to positive action in D.C.

Perhaps this is the time for introspection.

October 19, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Harmful faction

Congresswoman Jenkins is to be commended for her participation in the "problem solvers," the only Kansan on the list of fifty House members, a bipartisan group that will surely play a role in getting beyond the factionalism that has bedeviled the House.

October 12, 2013 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Assassination started liberalism’s decline

More than anything, this is a note about logic. I am especially concerned with this paragraph: "Under Kennedy, liberalism began to become more stylistic than programmatic. After him — especially after his successor, Lyndon Johnson, a child of the New Deal, drove to enactment the Civil Rights Acts, Medicare and Medicaid — liberalism became less concerned with material well-being than with lifestyle, and cultural issues such as feminism, abortion and sexual freedom." Is Johnson part of the rot or is he being excluded here? Has Mr. Will been following the Affordable Care Act? Is that "material well-being" or not?

October 11, 2013 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

There is more to this story than we are seeing here.

September 5, 2013 at 10:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City recreation leaders not in favor of lighted tennis court plan near Lawrence High

Why all this finger pointing? The city's plan was to replace the tennis center, and to this point it has not been completed. Why not simply finish it?

May 16, 2013 at 3:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas in middle of pack on higher-education funding during last few years

Where do we find the "flat amounts of funding"? The governor said, I believe, that Kansas spends more on education than surrounding states.

January 21, 2013 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activist Sandra Fluke to speak at KU in March

You should look at the entire Oxford English Dictionary entry for "fluke." It is much more likely her name is drawn from that of the fish--compare Fish, Bass, etc.

January 3, 2013 at 12:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: City trying to determine what type of fine it can levy on Varsity House project; Deciphera undertaking new strategy, rumors of layoffs

Saying this house was a "dump" and that it could not be restored are merely opinions. This house was determined by the Historic Resources commission to be a contributing structure in the environs of a historic district. They had no choice; under the definitions in the law that is what it was. What remains is that this developer agreed to preserve this house in return for approval of the larger project. He says that he did not break that agreement. That's where things stand.

October 31, 2012 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Natural rights

Beth Schultz reminds us of the experience of the sacred. I don't know about others, but it improved my day.

October 26, 2012 at 11:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )