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August 15th, 2022
L&T Opinions Page
MY PERSPECTIVE, Gary Damron   A secret some of you may know is that most of these articles are a short recap of a sermon I prepared the week before. A few times the study and preparation have led in a surprising direction. Eight pages of notes ended at an odd verse in terms of my usual...

A SECOND OPINION, The Lawrence Journal-World   The University of Kansas’ announcement that it will trim $20 million from its budget for the coming year demonstrates a renewed commitment to fiscal restraint that hasn’t always been apparent at the Lawrence campus. Though the university did...

GUEST COLUMN, Dick Morris   It goes beyond chutzpah, arrogance, and myopia. Former Attorney General Eric Holder has dared to condemn President Trump’s decision to pardon anti-Obama author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, saying he was not a “good candidate” for a pardon. This is the same...

A SECOND OPINION, The Topeka Capital-Journal   The tangled story of Barbara Reese, an older woman who lost thousands of dollars to the Kansas Highway Patrol some 23 years ago, is enough to make a reader’s head spin. On one hand, Topeka resident Reese has a criminal history, which has been...

L&T Publisher Earl Watt   When it was reported that former City Manager Mark Hall’s contract quadrupled his severance package during the lame duck period of the former city commission, the public was not only furious, but they also wanted to know who was responsible. Obviously the four...

A SECOND OPINION, The Wichita Eagle   ABC absolutely did the right thing in canceling Roseanne Barr’s television series after her racist tweet about former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett. That there will be disagreement about the decision isn’t surprising given the climate...

A SECOND OPINION, The Kansas City Star   Kansas lawmakers should demand a thorough review of the state's rules for awarding no-bid, sole-source contracts. That message is clear from recent reporting in The Star and Wichita Eagle. During the past eight years, Kansas has authorized $550...

GUEST COLUMN, Dick Morris   President Donald Trump just keeps on keeping his promises. The president has signed three key executive orders revamping the way the entire civil service system works in the federal government … the very essence of the swamp. No longer will taxpayers have to...

A SECOND OPINION, The Sioux City Journal   Because of a new rule adopted by team owners, the issue of protest by NFL players during the national anthem will be in the spotlight again this season. Unanimously, owners earlier this month approved a policy under which players will be required...

A SECOND OPINION, The Lawrence Journal-World   One of the achievements of this year's legislative session was a bill establishing sensible requirements for candidates for state offices such as governor and attorney general. On Friday, Gov. Jeff Colyer signed House Bill 2539, which will...