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February 29th, 2024
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A SECOND OPINION Wichita EagleJuly 17 When did it become so necessary to unequivocally back the President of the United States when he's a member of your party?Oh sure, protecting your party's president is a long-standing tradition. Party faithful, be they senators or sanitation workers, are...

A SECOND OPINION Dave TrabertKansas Policy Institute The Kansas Constitution says the Legislature “…shall make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state.”  There’s considerable disagreement over whether ‘suitable’ means an amount of money or just a system of...

A SECOND OPINION, The Washington Post   Before President Donald Trump tapped Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court, the dark-money spigots were already beginning to open. As politics increasingly defines judicial nominations, confirmation battles for...

L&T Publisher Earl Watt   Before he was even nominated, Brett Kavanaugh became a political pawn in a system that used to hold higher standards, especially in the confirmation process of Supreme Court justices. While partisanship is running amok with both parties not necessarily playing...

GUEST COLUMN, Walter V. Wendler, President of West Texas A&M University   The principles laid out in Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (commonly referred to as simply “The Wealth of Nations”) provide valuable insights regarding public...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR, Jack & Evelyn Ellis, Liberal   Members of the Liberal City Commission: We want to bring attention to the completed portion of Hickory Street from Warren Avenue to South New York Avenue. The city easement along the curbing looks terrible! The contractors...

GUEST COLUMN, David Dorsey, Kansas Policy Institute   Lost in all the hullaballoo over the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Janus decision is the sense of irony in the very name of the case. On June 27 the Court decided in Janus v. AFSCME that union dues cannot be compelled from public...

A SECOND OPINION, The Wall Street Journal   The U.S. economy continues to show strength in the wake of tax reform and deregulation, but the downside of robust growth is that Donald Trump thinks this means he can dabble at trade war with impunity. He ought to look at the signs that growth...

L&T Publisher Earl Watt   Paul Harvey used to repeat a line multiple times throughout his life in radio — “You can’t have self government without self discipline.” If that’s the case, our form of government is in deep, deep trouble. Self discipline was the first step we had to take...

A SECOND OPINION, The Kansas City Star   News that the owners of the Schlitterbahn water park will begin demolition of the long-abandoned Verruckt water slide will be welcomed by the Kansas City community. The massive attraction — which, in retrospect, should never have been built — closed...

GUEST COLUMN, Kim Baldwin, Kansas Farm Bureau

 

The winter months for many Kansas farmers and ranchers [ ... ]

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MY PERSPECTIVE, Gary Damron

 

As we've reviewed individual letters of several authors of the New [ ... ]

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