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Editorial: Kobach again clings to secrecy

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Secretary of state’s assertion that he is acting as a private citizen on a federal voting commission is meant to evade open records laws.

Opinion: Spicer at Emmys no laughing matter

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Sean Spicer is one of the reasons we live in a nation filled with millions of angry, frightened and deeply misinformed people. His performance at the Emmys should not have made his time at the White House out to be a laughing matter.

Opinion: Time to consider steep cost of cheap speech

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Cheap speech is reducing the relevance of political parties and newspapers as intermediaries between candidates and voters.

Editorial: Addressing the opioid crisis

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Douglas County is wise to take proactive steps in fighting a growing, destructive drug epidemic.

Opinion: Trump’s opening act with the U.N.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump needs to bring America with him in making a reformed United Nations a place that actually solves problems. The Great Disrupter says he wants to revive the global community and make it work better.

Opinion: What happened? America’s political axis tilted

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant.

Editorial: A plan must precede a tax

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The city of Lawrence is putting the cart before the horse in asking voters to support a sales tax for affordable housing without a clear plan on how the funds will be spent.

Opinion: Americans ignorant about U.S.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

At a National Archives ceremony last Friday in Washington, D.C., 30 immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens. In a video, President Trump encouraged them to embrace the “full rights, and the sacred duties, that come with American citizenship.”

Opinion: McCain’s reminder: War is a shared sacrifice

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Three aging U.S. veterans of the war in Vietnam, each of whom still bears the scars of battle, took their seats on the stage of Washington’s Kennedy Center on a cool September evening.

Editorial: Release booking photographs

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The approach the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office takes in releasing booking photos is arbitrary at best and benefits no one involved — not law enforcement, not the accused, not the victim and especially not the public.

Opinion: Vietnam series a timely reminder

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Many Americans’ moral vanity is expressed nowadays in their rage to disparage. They are incapable of measured judgments about past politics — about flawed historical figures who were forced by cascading circumstances to make difficult decisions on the basis of imperfect information. So, the nation now needs an example of how to calmly assess episodes fraught with passion and sorrow. An example arrived Sunday night.

Opinion: Do conservatives take sexual assault seriously?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Have conservatives forsaken rape victims? That’s one of the more challenging questions posed following the furor over Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ announcement that her department will revise the Obama-era guidance on how sexual assault allegations are to be handled by universities.

Editorial: Mayor should recuse himself

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Tonganoxie mayor’s role in a law firm that also represents Tyson Foods has the appearance of a conflict of interest.

Opinion: What did Jemele Hill get wrong?

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Last week, the co-host of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Jemele Hill issued tweets calling the so-called president, among other things, “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.” Jemele Hill got nothing wrong

Opinion: Governor’s race: 10 considerations

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

With the 2018 governor’s race 13 months away, Burdett Loomis analyzes the announced or probable candidates.

Opinion: Sanderscare is all cheap politics and magic math

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

One of the things about representative democracy is that you need the people’s representatives to actually work out the details. On this aim, both parties are barreling toward failure.

Editorial: Pursuing Amazon

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

State leaders should do everything they can to land the's second headquarters in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Opinion: Iran deal imperfect, worth keeping

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Trump administration, already struggling with a big nuclear problem in North Korea, is about to raise another one by questioning the implementation of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Opinion: A hilarious, elementary lesson on the burdens of progressivism

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Lucinda Rosenfeld’s novel “Class” is a glimpse of how arduous life is for progressives, bowed as they are beneath the weight of every choice’s immense social significance.

Editorial: More reason for Medicaid

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Health insurance data further demonstrates why Kansas’ refusal to expand Medicaid is misguided.