Columns

  • Going from bad to good on election night 11/23/2014

    Sometimes our biggest mistakes teach the greatest lessons. Pundits, pollsters and reporters in Kansas all learned an important lesson about our state' ...

  • Free Speech can be shield or a sword 11/23/2014

    Bill Cosby's career has been deeply rooted in the possibilities and protections provided by freedom of speech. The legendary comedian and actor's ca ...

  • 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 ...

  • Successful farming 11/19/2014

    Travel out to the fields of Kansas during November, and you'll see farmers wrapping up fall harvest. Combines chomp through fields of corn, milo, soyb ...

  • Schoolteachers and the Legislature 11/18/2014

    That K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission that is supposed to suggest to the upcoming Kansas Legislature how to, well, make schools more ...

  • I see wonderful things 11/17/2014

    Garden seasons like this one provoke an old fellow to wonder -- should I cut back next year? When all our plans work out right (and the rains come), ...

  • Politics prevail over truth in Kansas elections 11/17/2014

    In the 1992 movie "A Few Good Men," Jack Nicholson shouted from the witness stand, "You can't handle the truth," as he sparred with fellow actor Tom C ...

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