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Online Political discourse

Benefits:1. Meritocracy of ideas--here it's just a screen name and your posts. Whether you're a doctor, professor, lawyer, janitor or unemployed, your ideas are equal ...

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‘Man on Wire’ captures rebellious spirit on a tightrope

***1/2James Marsh's remarkable documentary ["Man on Wire"][1] is a reminder that in a rigid world filled with rules and regulations, true beauty can come from ...

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Funding the fields: How the 2005 bond comes into play

After the Lawrence school board approved construction of athletic facilities at Lawrence High School, Free State High School and Lawrence Virtual School, [comments on the ...

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Obama or McCain to the rescue?

The moment to cast my first vote is at hand and I'm very excited. My one vote probably would not make a difference in the ...

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From Allen Fieldhouse to Seabury’s field

One of the greatest things about my job as a sportswriter for the Lawrence Journal-World is the freedom that comes with it. Thanks to confident ...

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Technology Investment..where to begin

There is a nice article in the NY Times comparing the two presidential candidate's vision for investment in science and technology. Definitely this is worth ...

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Papa wants a brand-new bag

I hate to admit it, but I've become covetous of a messenger bag.I know, I know. The thought of a middle-aged doofus like me pedaling ...

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TOTALITARIANISM AND THE GANG OF THREE (TECHNICALLY FOUR)

How will you live your life under Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi (and Al Gore) and their 21st century American brand of totalitarianism, if ...

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On-Camera Instant Review of Oliver Stone’s “W.”

Guest critic Nick Colby and I walk out of a jam-packed screening of people ready to laugh and laugh at the over-the-top antics of our ...

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Staying positive

Losses as a result of the financial crisis concern most every family. How could it not cause stress? News stories using ominous words and dire ...

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IBM ThinkPad reported stolen

Law enforcement reportBurglaries and thefts reported ยข An 18-year-old Lawrence woman reported an IBM ThinkPad was stolen Saturday in the 1300 block of W. 24th ...

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The Sideline Report with Chris Harris

Dexton Fields is not from the state of Oklahoma, but he might be the Kansas Jayhawk that feels the most like he's been taken back ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 14 - Finale part 2

After 14 episodes and several more auf wiedersehens we finally have a victor in this, the most boring of Project Runway seasons.Leanne, the queen of ...

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Old bosses and ax murders

Today is National Boss Day. It's a day when workers are supposed to let their bosses know how much they are appreciated.But what if you ...

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You’re not a victim of domestic violence, are you?

This is the title of an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine about screening for domestic violence in emergency rooms. Unfortunately the title tells ...

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What About Obama’s Brother?

Barack Obama told Joe the Plumber that he wants to "spread the wealth around."Obama made $4 Million last year. His half brother in Kenya lives ...

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Abortions, the left, and barrack h. obama

Don't you find it interesting that the left loves preaching the "right" to have an abortion? Isn't it ironic that barrack h. obama is a ...

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No More Joy in Joyland

...the taste of sno cones, cotton candy, and popcorn mingled with late summer dust in the air......the smell of grease, the creaking of metal and ...

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Avoid the rut; keep an eye out for deer

Watch out for deer.That's the latest advice from Lawrence's own Sandy Praeger, Kansas insurance commissioner, who has put out a list of defensive-driving suggestions for ...

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