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August 15th, 2022
L&T Opinions Page
L&T Publisher Earl Watt   Last week a very somber anniversary went by that gets little recognition even though it was something that has only happened once in the history of the United States. On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the office of the presidency during a scandal in...

A SECOND OPINION, The Orange County Register   The Trump administration has reportedly instructed its top diplomats to engage in direct talks with the Taliban. That's a welcome and important step toward ending the wasteful war in Afghanistan. A preliminary discussion was held last month in...

GUEST COLUMN, Dick Morris   The results of ten special House elections this cycle show that the media hype about an approaching blue wave that will supposedly sweep the Democrats to power in the House is just that — hype. In 2017 and 2018, so far, Republicans have won eight of the ten...

A SECOND OPINION, Japan News   Will the United States’ merely increasing sanctions pressure on Iran lead to the stability of the Middle East? The U.S. administration of President Donald Trump must respond prudently, so as not to cause any unexpected developments or turmoil in the world...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR, Susan Lukwago and  Sarah Foreman, Liberal Area Coalition for Families   We are writing to express our disappointment with our community: not enough of us showed. Wednesday night, we had held a forum to collect input on something that will make our community...

A SECOND OPINION, The New York Times   Pope Francis's condemnation of capital punishment is simple and unambiguous: It is inadmissible. No exceptions for especially heinous crimes; no loopholes allowing execution when other lives might be in jeopardy, as in past Catholic teachings. No,...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR, Robert Caraway, Liberal   A friend posted a quote on Facebook: "You cannot make man good by law,"  by C. S. Lewis. There is truth in that statement. A large part of the Old Testament deals with God handing down laws for his people to live by.  Another large...

GUEST COLUMN, Larry Phillips, Kismet   When I saw what U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said in New Orleans last week, it really hit me why I am no longer a Democrat and why the Democratic Party is losing every semblance of credibility: Democrats love trashing America and holding her in vile...

A SECOND OPINION, The Kansas City Star   A letter from law enforcement agencies in Wyandotte County opposed to District Attorney Mark Dupree’s request for money to establish a conviction integrity unit missed the mark. The unit would study claims of innocence, prosecutorial misconduct and...

GUEST COLUMN, John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau   When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play was my Uncle Joe and Aunt Anna’s red barn. My Uncle Bernie’s farm sported a barn as well. Both were must stops when we visited our cousins. The cluttered sanctuary of these wooden...