Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."
Conservative legislators and others in Topeka are signaling through their comments and actions a keen interest in curbing spending, weakening teachers unions and using public tools to aid private schools.
Any new law that leads to more injuries and deaths might be expected to lead to reconsideration by the Legislature as well. Yet such second thoughts about Kansas’ maximum 75 mph speed limit may be unlikely, because the 2012 change was viewed as pro-business.
Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran have long championed the normalization of U.S. trade relations with Cuba. So it was good that they didn’t let their animus toward President Obama keep them from supporting his call for lifting the trade embargo.
Thousands of police officers from across the nation pack a church and spill onto streets to honor Rafael Ramos. But tensions are evident as officers turn away from giant screens showing Bill de Blasio.