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Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

 



Editorial: Scrap insecure voter system

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Database touted by Kris Kobach is rife with problems, and Kansas taxpayers shouldn’t pay for it.



Opinion: How to protect against fake ‘facts’

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

We live in an information ecosystem, to choose another analogy. If it becomes polluted, all the creatures that depend on that ecosystem are at risk. We say that sunlight is the best disinfectant. But that’s true only when the sun shines brightly.



Editorial: Celebrating what binds us

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Remembering our shared heritage and numerous blessings should be a high priority on Thanksgiving.



Opinion: Accused child molester in Senate?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

It grows increasingly clear that the problem in America just now isn’t that we disagree with one another. It is, rather, that we hate one another.



Opinion: A nod to another year of American hilarity

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey, is unjustly blamed for what mere gluttony does, making Americans comatose every fourth Thursday in November. But before nodding off, give thanks for another year of American hilarity.



Editorial: Rescind Rose’s award

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

In light of awful allegations concerning renowned journalist, foundation should strike his name from list of award winners.



Opinion: Beleaguered Tillerson still at table

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A funny thing happened to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the way to the exit door: He didn’t leave. He may be “Dead Man Walking,” as many Washington analysts assume. Yet he’s still pursuing the same list of quiet but mostly correct diplomatic goals as when he took the job 10 months ago.



Opinion: Costas paints clear picture of crisis

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Bob Costas has raised a clear picture of an impending crisis for the future of football.



Editorial: Open-carry ban is right move

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The Lawrence City Commission should adopt a new ordinance banning the open carrying of firearms in city buildings.



Opinion: Our country turns to you, Alabama

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Like so many women in recent days, I’ve discovered a renewed interest in who and what I was at age 14.



Editorial: America’s next big thing?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A Silicon Valley company did something exciting last week, and for once it involved something more significant than a new app to help us kill time on our smartphones.



Opinion: If he wins, he should be expelled

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary,” James Madison argued in Federalist 51.



Opinion: Waging war on the weak

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The story is as timeless as it is ugly. The names of the actors change, but the plot remains the same.



Opinion: The tactics of a child president

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Call it the politics of “I know you are, but what am I?” It is a form of “reasoning” that could not be more puerile, infantile, juvenile. So it very much appeals to Donald Trump.



Editorial: Big win for Peaslee Tech

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Acceptance as a private, postsecondary institution by the Kansas Board of Regents is a major victory for Lawrence’s Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center.



Opinion: A battle over the bankrupting ‘blue model’

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

This state’s story, which lately has been depressing, soon will acquire a riveting new chapter. In 2018 Illinois will have the nation’s most important, expensive and strange election.



Opinion: Time for a reboot on school funding

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

In its fifth — yes, fifth — decision in Gannon v. Kansas, the Kansas Supreme Court has set a deadline of June 30, 2018, to find solutions.



Opinion: Russia probe includes spectacular level of lies

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The Trump administration will be remembered for many things. The widespread, infectious corruption of institutions and individuals may be its most damning legacy.



Editorial: Rental rules are reasonable

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The city is wise to pursue some regulations on increasingly common short-term rentals.



Opinion: Collateral damage in Saudi Arabia?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Nearly two weeks after the double political explosion that rocked Riyadh, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to be doing damage control in ways that may help stabilize Saudi Arabia and the region.