Editorials

  • House mis-speaker 11/21/2014

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, endured a small storm of public criticism this week when he said state employees "produce nothing." No ...

  • Official welcome 11/20/2014

    When Fort Hays State University President Mirta Martin refers to her inauguration this Friday as a "once-in-a-lifetime generation event," she is not k ...

  • Water vision 11/18/2014

    The 80-page report looks impressive. Titled "A Long-Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas," second draft, it outlines the steps the sta ...

  • Progress at mall 11/16/2014

    Since it purchased The Mall in Hays in 2007, developer Dial Properties has invested almost $1 million refurbishing the outdated property. Most of the ...

  • State revenue 11/13/2014

    Less than a week after voters decided to re-elect Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and his "sun is shining" optimism about the economy, the first reality che ...

Columns

  • Obama vs. Us 11/21/2014

    Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid or incompetent driver? You s ...

  • Really smart conservatives love public debt 11/21/2014

    Sometimes I'm asked, "Hooper, what's it like living there in the far-right hinterlands, a liberal amidst the conservative herd?" "Interesting," I r ...

  • Control freaks in the U.S. 11/20/2014

    Control freaks want to run your life. They call themselves "public servants." But whether student council president, environmental bureaucrat or memb ...

  • How did we get here? 11/20/2014

    Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: "Th ...

  • An open letter to the GOP 11/19/2014

    Dear Republican Party: Impeach President Barack Obama. Go ahead, you know you want to do it. The very thought makes you warm and gooey inside. Y ...

Readers Forum

  • Getting personal 11/18/2014

    Getting personal Do you suppose the shellacking Democrats took following the results of the Nov. 4 midterm elections changed any minds about which s ...

  • Teachers, not facilities 11/18/2014

    Teachers, not facilities I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and though your opinions are not the same as the 780 Ellis voters who vo ...

  • Military underpaid 11/12/2014

    Military underpaid Aside from his misleading generalization that minimum-wage workers are mostly "kids" learning skills, Glenn Teel seemed to imply ...

  • Staying positive 11/13/2014

    Staying positive This is not a post-mortem piece on what went wrong or could have gone better. I am only going to express a few things about the Gre ...

  • An awesome tribute 11/13/2014

    An awesome tribute I hope some of you readers were among the more than 3,000 fans at last Saturday's Fort Hays State University Tiger football game, ...

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