Columns

  • Look ahead, not back 10/1/2014

    Proponents of organic, labor-intensive farming contend we should go back to the days when every family owned 40 acres, farmed with hay-burners (horses ...

  • Secret Service needs to step up its game 10/1/2014

    Last year, the White House was breached twice. In the movie "Olympus Has Fallen," Gerard Butler faced off against Dylan McDermott and a band of Kore ...

  • Expect some sort of change in Topeka 9/30/2014

    Yes, much of the recent press was about the Kansas Supreme Court overruling law professor/Secretary of State Kris Kobach's assertion that Democrat U.S ...

  • 'A tale of two countries' 9/29/2014

    This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, libert ...

  • The last of the Willie Horton ads? 9/29/2014

    The spectacular failure of incumbent Alaska Sen. Mark Begich to use a "Willie Horton-style ad" (it's being called that) would almost be amusing for th ...

  • Finding answers to the future of Kansas 9/28/2014

    Some readers might recall a column last spring by my colleague Michael Smith regarding a questionnaire he gave to his students at Emporia State. It pr ...

  • College: Where religious freedom goes to die 9/28/2014

    In the Orwellian world of many college and university campuses, all faiths are welcome -- but some faiths are more welcome than others. Just this mo ...

  • Do statistical disparities mean injustice? 9/26/2014

    How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs" and, as the Justice Depar ...

  • World university rankings 9/26/2014

    The Academic Ranking of World Universities was released earlier this month. According to the summary in University World News, United States universit ...

  • Two anti-choice parties 9/25/2014

    Democrats often call themselves "pro-choice." Republicans defend "freedom." Unfortunately, neither party really believes in letting individuals do wha ...

  • Not in the same old Kansas anymore 9/25/2014

    Kansas has been the focal point of a lot of national media attention the last few months, and for good reason. Under the leadership of Gov. Sam Brownb ...

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