Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500The state of Kansas’ fiscal woes continue to mount, with a new report showing the state is perilously close to running out of money.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500As Donald Trump flailed away at questions on policy issues, his business career and his personal views, Hillary Clinton provided the bottom line for the first of their three scheduled televised debates.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Even if Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson had better than a Creamsicle’s chance in Death Valley of winning this November — which he doesn’t — I wouldn’t vote for him.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500For a moment, forget whether providing free access to condoms to students in Lawrence’s two public high schools is a good idea.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500In some ways, it was the most memorable line of Monday’s presidential debate.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Looking on the bright side, perhaps this election can teach conservatives to look on the dark side. They need a talent for pessimism, recognizing the signs that whatever remains of American exceptionalism does not immunize this nation from decay, to which all regimes are susceptible.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500It’s good to see an investment in sustainability is paying off for Douglas County taxpayers.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Watching Monday night’s presidential debate from a country that has been bankrupted by populist economic ideas was instructive: Argentina’s experience shows that good countries can make very bad political decisions that have lasting costs.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500The city of Lawrence was right to put greater emphasis on regional draw and economic impact in deciding which events will receive funds from the Transient Guest Tax Grant Program.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Of all the reasons for concern about a potential Donald Trump administration’s foreign policy, one of the most troublesome — aside from Trump’s impulsive personality — would be the conflicts of interest posed by his investments abroad, and by his debts to foreign banks.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500What do the presidents of Egypt and Iran, two countries across the Sunni-Shiite chasm in the Middle East, have in common? A lot, it turns out, including preoccupation with their internal stability and hunger for economic growth.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500There has rarely been a presidential choice like the one facing Americans this year.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Bernadette Gray-Little has made history during her tenure as chancellor of the University of Kansas. Gray-Little, 71, became KU’s first black chancellor and first female chancellor when she took the job in 2009. Her announcement this week that she will step down next summer affords the KU community the opportunity to salute her for a job well done during a tenuous time.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Dear Tulsa Police: I’m not here to debate the shooting of Terence Crutcher.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Here on the High Plains, where the deer and the antelope once played, Denver’s suburbs roam toward the Rockies’ front range and the nature of today’s polyglot politics is written in the local congressman’s campaign schedule.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Like a supernova, Donald Trump has illuminated the electoral universe in 2016. Win or lose, he is likely to explode, showering his light and heat upon thousands of other races across the country, from county commissioner to U.S. senator.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500It is time for a reality check. Americans are losing confidence in higher education, its quality and its availability. According to a recent poll by Public Agenda, 57 percent of the public are uncertain about the necessity of college; 46 percent say a college education is a questionable investment; and 59 percent say colleges care most about the bottom line.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500It’s understandable that Kansas Supreme Court justices floated as a solution to the state’s school funding challenges the idea of focusing funding solely on students who are not meeting state standards.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Technology has put powerful computers in billions of pockets, but an invention much more mundane than the smartphone — the shipping container: a rectangular steel box — also has changed the world. Because of it, two of today’s preoccupations — infrastructure and globalization — are connected by a chain of events that began more than 60 years ago and today runs through Congress and to the wharves of Charleston’s booming port.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0500We’ve called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump.