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What does art tell us about our Flag?

One of the state’s more intriguing spectacles has involved a grievance last month over art at the University of Kansas. At issue was a cloth...

Republicans, the club for cage fighters

If we learn anything from the so-called “debates” among Republican candidates for Kansas governor, it’s that the party has tightened its tent. The staged debates...

Republican a dirty word? America a global profanity?

President Trump continues to amaze. Only recently he has courted North Korea, played footsie with Russia and blessed China while cursing our neighbors and threatening...

We elect a bigger government, then we forget why

It may seem that government has grown beyond our grasp, but it should be remembered that we have made it that way. We, the...

Will campaigns bring us the Kansas we once had?

Before the summer’s campaign cicada chorus turns to an autumn cricket screech, imagine something on the far side of all the noise. Think on...

Term limits are still a bad idea

Leading into the coming elections, someone is bound to trot out that tired notion of term limits for legislators, as though this would solve a lot...

An adventure throttled, and long forgotten

The Kansas Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the legislature’s latest effort to redeem itself in state funding for local schools. This issue...

Storms remind us why we need a federal government

President Obama, the man so many Kansans love to hate, has declared 42 counties major disaster areas in the wake of savage storms that...

A man for all seasons, and all the wrong reasons

We had planned this week’s Donald Trump Love Thy Neighbor award for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who continues his relentless campaign to...

Kansas elections are not the answer

Among the notions inspired by the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling is that the issue is far too important to be settled in a...

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