Jim DeMint’s Waterloo

Jim DeMint is mad, but not without method. That combination makes him dangerous. His madness is not being anti-Democratic or fiercely partisan; it is the ...

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Warm days, cool nights: Dry air means big temperature swings

I doubt anyone is complaining about this “relatively” dry air mass overhead. No? As we know all too well in Northeast Kansas, this time of ...

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Plan for former Arensberg building comes forward

There soon may be new life for the former Arensberg Shoes building in downtown Lawrence. Lawrence orthodontist Dan Ranjbar has bought the building and filed ...

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Hinrich still a hot name

Here’s a look at the latest NBA rumors surrounding a few former Jayhawks who might be on the move this offseason. The hottest name out ...

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Hot June leading us to much cooler July

The first couple weeks of summer were so hot that it looked like we had a long stretch of intense summer heat ahead of us. ...

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Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl

This is the solider, who was captured by the Taliban and they released a video statement over the weekend. In the video PFC Bergdahl is ...

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“6.5 wins and no excuses” doesn’t have the same ring

If Colorado coach Dan Hawkins is serious about his "10 wins and no excuses" for his Buffaloes this season, he can have his friends put ...

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Cooling off with cukes, turbo hummus, and tzatziki

My brother-in-law decided early in his relationship with my sister that pet names are great, but only if they are based on food. He started ...

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Geeking out, bike-style

I’m a natural-born quantifier and a to-the-bone geek, so when the first GPS devices designed for bike use hit the market, I was intrigued. But ...

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How does your garden grow?

By late June, heat, humidity and dry weather usually prevail in Northeast Kansas. July and August are usually dominated by a high pressure system. Summer ...

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In Plain Sight 7/19/2009

Previous: IPS 7/12/2009 Next: IPS 7/27/2009 I don't count off for spelling so beerdrinkingfool has swooped in again this week. See the bottom for the ...

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Saturday in the Park

It seems there's never a shortage of outdoor music fun in Lawrence on the weekends. This Saturday, we headed to the Americana Music Academy Saturday ...

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That’s The Way It Is

When I was growing up in north-central Kansas, my family watched the CBS news with Walter Cronkite on our black and white television set faithfully ...

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Why is Roman Catholicism attacked so much?

Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said: If I were not a Catholic and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look ...

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Two models of foreign policy

A couple of weeks ago, a Des Moines reader left this comment after a post about the rise of the movement for democracy in Iran ...

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Comments: Anonymous VS. Onymous

Anonymous versus onymous. That is the question. Every so often, during the heat of the battle, a commenter will assert that comments should be onymous. ...

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Treasure Hunt # 5 – FOUND

Congratulations to Cap'n Morgann. . . who, with a wee bit of help from Dad and Mom, found where Putnam hid the offertory plates! (Near ...

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Bat and Moth Game

Check out this video from Science Friday.

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Hillary is in charge!

Tina Brown, the tired and flamed-out gossip columnist, New Yorker editor who was once thrown out of 3 English boarding schools, branched out last week ...

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Upgrading LJWorld.com comments: Your thoughts?

We're getting ready to have our internet elves begin thinking about changes / upgrades to the comments framework on LJWorld.com and our other sites. Before ...

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