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August 15th, 2022
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A SECOND OPINION, The Lawrence Journal-World   A comprehensive study of the criminal justice system in Douglas County is something county commissioners should consider, but they shouldn’t accept money from Justice Matters to pay for it. Justice Matters is a faith-based activist group that...

GUEST COLUMN, Walter V. Wendell, President of West Texas A&M   One of the challenges for students and parents trying to select a place of study is that no two postsecondary institutions are the same. If for no other reason, the laws of physics assert that two things cannot occupy the...

MY PERSPECTIVE, Gary Damron   This week we’ve been on vacation with different configurations of children and grandchildren. Most families in that setting learn that some “free time” is valuable, allowing each some breathing room.  On Sunday we heard a sermon on Elijah, one of the...

A SECOND OPINION, The Topeka Capital-Journal   In case you didn’t catch The Topeka Capital-Journal’s story last week, reporters Katie Moore and Luke Ranker outlined the grand jury process here and ways in which — to at least some defense attorneys and those accused of crimes — it’s being...

L&T Publisher Earl Watt   Today is one of my favorite days — it’s an election day. Much like being at Redskin Field on a Friday night, watching the results of an election brings the same excitement, and tonight is no exception. There are three Seward County Commission seats that are...

A SECOND OPINION, The Kansas Policy Institute   In an early ‘70s Columbo episode, the iconic detective was convinced that a recorded phone conversation was the key to proving Columbo’s suspect was indeed the murderer. He listened to the tape again and again, hoping to hear a background...

GUEST COLUMN, Dick Morris   In Rasmussen’s polling — the only daily tracking survey of President Donald Trump’s ratings and the only one testing likely voters — Trump has surged from a 44 percent approval rating on July 21 to 50 percent on August 2. Indeed, as the Paul Manafort case neared...

A SECOND OPINION, The Boston Herald   If there’s one thing we know about Donald Trump, it’s that he’s a people person. On Monday he said he’d “certainly meet” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani if the Iranian leader was interested. With that meeting, we will have run out of “Axis of...

A SECOND OPINION, The Toronto Star   It’s a big world and U.S. President Donald Trump has been particularly attentive to global affairs of late. There was his love-fest with the Russian president in Helsinki. And then he launched an all-caps Twitter attack on Iran. And, most recently, he...

A SECOND OPINION, The Kansas City Star   Like any other Kansan, state Senate President Susan Wagle has every right to endorse a candidate in the gubernatorial race. But she does not have the right to ballyhoo her endorsement of Kris Kobach from her official state email account, under her...