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Last Build Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0500

 



Opinion: Ann Coulter was right about this

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Look, I’m the guy who once called her a “viperous harridan,” OK? That was 11 years ago in this space. I described her as such after she savaged four widows whose husbands died in the Sept. 11 attacks, denouncing them as “witches” and “broads” who were “enjoying their husbands’ deaths.”



Editorial: Welcome news about hospital

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The University of Kansas Health System’s interest in financially troubled St. Francis Hospital in Topeka is welcome news.



Opinion: The mortgage interest deduction challenge

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Attempting comprehensive tax reform is like trying to tug many bones from the clamped jaws of many mastiffs. Every provision of the code — now approaching 4 million words — was put there to placate a clamorous faction, or to create a grateful group that will fund its congressional defenders. Still, Washington will take another stab at comprehensiveness, undeterred by the misadventures of comprehensive immigration and health care reforms. Consider just one tax change that should be made and certainly will not be.



Opinion: Will the real Wagle please stand up?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, serves as president of the Kansas Senate, first elected to that post in 2012 and re-elected last December. She has served in the Legislature for more than one-quarter of a century, elected to the House in 1990, before moving to the Senate in 2000.



Opinion: Panic over populism largely overblown

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Yesterday’s conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions — the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself.



Editorial: Good candidate for incentives

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The investment of land to assist Plastikon Healthcare LLC in expanding was the right move by Douglas County commissioners.



Opinion: Flynn not alone in failing to adjust

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

“I was one very lucky kid,” wrote retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in a 2016 memoir about his bumpy childhood in a working-class Rhode Island family. “I was one of those nasty tough kids, hell-bent on breaking rules for the adrenaline rush and hardwired just enough to not care about the consequences.”



Editorial: Private prisons a terrible idea

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A Justice Department audit of a private prison in Leavenworth highlights valid concerns with operating jails as for-profit businesses.



Opinion: Trump faces a legal wall on cities

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Donald Trump’s Justice Department has ramped up its crusade against so-called “sanctuary cities” in a way that looks about as doomed as his Muslim travel ban fiasco.



Opinion: Will France elect a Gallic Barack Obama?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The French are too intellectually vain to borrow others’ political ideas, but too interested in style not to appreciate and appropriate that of others. So, on May 7 they might confer their presidency on a Gallic Barack Obama.



Editorial: Addressing mental health

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is playing a critical and appropriate role in helping the community improve options for those suffering from mental health and/or behavioral issues.



Opinion: U.S. defense and media obsession

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

As President Trump nears the 100-day benchmark, it’s a good moment to examine the relationship that has evolved between the mercurial and inexperienced commander in chief and his unflappable defense secretary, Jim Mattis.



Editorial: Showcasing Rock Chalk

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Congratulations to the University of Kansas, which showed during the 90th Kansas Relays that it is well equipped to host major track and field events.



Opinion: Secret settlements harm public

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Women who worked for him accused Bill O’Reilly of sexually harassing them. He denied all of it, said the stories were made up. Someone else, who will come into this later, might have called it “fake news.”



Editorial: No consensus on transit hub

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

It’s concerning that the Lawrence City Commission is in such disagreement on a transit center for the city’s bus service.



Opinion: Can special elections predict future?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Is there an emerging national pattern to be found in special House elections, such as the one that just happened in Georgia to fill the reliably Republican House seat once held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, most recently held by the current secretary of health and human services, Tom Price, and for which, in the first round of voting, a rookie 30-year-old Democrat finished first, 28 points ahead of the Republican former Georgia secretary of state?



Opinion: Fox’s disturbing emphasis on female sex appeal

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Bill O’Reilly’s downfall has led to plenty of schadenfreude in the media, but I’m not sure the right lessons will be learned out of this sad episode.



Opinion: The day Bill O’Reilly got fired

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0500

On the day Bill O’Reilly was fired, Serena Williams announced she was 20 weeks pregnant.



Editorial: More reason to revive tax plan

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Kansas legislators banking on revised tax collection estimates to save the state’s budget got a dose of reality last week when the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group released its estimates.



Opinion: The ‘Oh, never mind’ president

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In his first annual message to Congress, John Quincy Adams, among the most experienced and intellectually formidable presidents, warned leaders against giving the impression that “we are palsied by the will of our constituents.” In this regard, if in no other, the 45th president resembles the sixth.