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Editorial: On empty

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The state of Kansas’ fiscal woes continue to mount, with a new report showing the state is perilously close to running out of money.

Opinion: Clinton is prepared; Trump isn’t

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

As 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.

Opinion: Consider what Libertarian Gary Johnson really stands for

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Even 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.

Editorial: More notice

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

For a moment, forget whether providing free access to condoms to students in Lawrence’s two public high schools is a good idea.

Opinion: ‘Just listen to what you heard’

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

In some ways, it was the most memorable line of Monday’s presidential debate.

Opinion: Trump’s rise reflects America’s decay

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Looking 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.

Editorial: Fund delivers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

It’s good to see an investment in sustainability is paying off for Douglas County taxpayers.

Opinion: Clinton reassures fearful world

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Watching 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.

Editorial: Rubric redo

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The 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.

Opinion: Trump’s foreign policy questionable

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Of 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.

Opinion: Egypt, Iran have qualms in common

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

What 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.

Editorial: Debate night

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

There has rarely been a presidential choice like the one facing Americans this year.

Editorial: Great leader

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Bernadette 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.

Opinion: How do police identify a ‘bad dude’?

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Dear Tulsa Police: I’m not here to debate the shooting of Terence Crutcher.

Opinion: In the High Plains, a man worth voting for

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Here 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.

Opinion: Facing a Trump-Brownback ticket

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Like 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.

Opinion: We must restore confidence in the value of education

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

It 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.

Editorial: School math

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

It’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.

Opinion: Deepen port and big ships will come

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Technology 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.

Opinion: Trump is a certain kind of artist

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0500

We’ve called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump.