<![CDATA[Opinion, letters, editorials from in Wichita, KS | The Wichita Eagle]]> http://www.kansas.com/opinion/ en-us Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:00:35 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:00:35 CST Opinion 60 webmaster@wichitaeagle.com Richard Crowson editorial cartoons: July-August 2016 http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/richard-crowson/article87470147.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:25:05 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/richard-crowson/article87470147.html Curb exports of college grads http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article98200242.html#storylink=rss Exports are normally good for the state economy. But not when the exports our college graduates.

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Key legislative elections in south-central Kansas http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article98201647.html#storylink=rss Moderate Republicans made big gains in the Aug. 2 primaries, but there could be even more shakeups in the November general election.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article98201647.html
Hospital tax plan exacerbates problem http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article98204007.html#storylink=rss I need to set the record straight regarding Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to tax hospitals.

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Letters on teachers, arena upgrade, code enforcement, military spending http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article98200882.html#storylink=rss I enthusiastically and appreciatively endorse “Teachers are changing lives” (Aug. 23 Eagle Editorial). As with any such citing of how teachers positively impact their students’ lives, the editorial was incomplete.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article98200882.html
Opinion Line (Aug. 28) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article98204322.html#storylink=rss We pay our taxes and yet the city parks are tremendously overgrown and have been for the past month. When will they be mowed? Is the grounds-keeping budget already depleted for the year?

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article98204322.html
Osawatomie faces important inspection http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article98202717.html#storylink=rss The Osawatomie State Hospital faces a critical test, as federal inspectors re-examine the inpatient psychiatric facility in northeast Kansas.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:01:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article98202717.html
Here’s why flipping off a group of cyclists is an awfully bad idea http://www.kansas.com/opinion/article98382852.html#storylink=rss The photograph makes The Woman in the Silver Mercedes look like a lunatic: wide-eyed, grinning with mouth agape, hands raised with palms facing outward, both middle fingers extended toward a group of angry cyclists. And it’s a photo that, without a doubt, she’s now sorry she ever posed for.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:54:12 CDT

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Kobach case crucial to right to vote http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article98203827.html#storylink=rss What the courts will ultimately decide is this: How far can Kobach legally go to satisfy his urge to chase after virtually nonexistent voter fraud?

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Undersized arena entrance a nice problem to have http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article98202107.html#storylink=rss Sedgwick County Commissioner Tim Norton is correct: The undersized northern entrance of Intrust Band Arena is a nice problem to have.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article98202107.html
Kansas stands out for careless decisions http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article98203532.html#storylink=rss Since 2012, Kansas tax policy has been made willy-nilly. There has been little serious deliberation.

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Letters on alternative energy, pro-life candidates, Botanica concerts, car help http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article98196927.html#storylink=rss Even though Al Gore did not “get his way,” we do have good alternatives right now.

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Opinion Line (Aug. 27) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article98197182.html#storylink=rss I’m tired of you haters calling President Obama a hypocrite for not going to Louisiana fast enough when he undoubtedly sympathized and agonized with the flooding victims every time he shanked a shot into a water hazard.

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Acceptable level of corruption? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article98196152.html#storylink=rss On the face of it, it’s rather odd that a visible quid pro quo is the bright line for malfeasance. Anything short of that – the country is awash with political money that buys access – is deemed acceptable.

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Need real immigration reform http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article97928142.html#storylink=rss While Donald Trump is boasting about building walls and deporting illegal immigrants, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and other business and community leaders are calling for real immigration reform.

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Letters on Clinton, Trump, Federal Reserve, war http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article97928722.html#storylink=rss Even President Kennedy, who wanted to create jobs and encourage economic growth, knew enough to lower taxes. Raising taxes reduces growth and jobs.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article97928722.html
Opinion Line (Aug. 26) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article97929127.html#storylink=rss Please get these cartoon characters running for president off my TV. Enough already.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article97929127.html
Do Texas billionaire brothers now own a big chunk of Southern Idaho? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/article97983912.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:10:53 CDT

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Clinton has work to do with rural voters http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article97927427.html#storylink=rss After eight years of Obama as president and a Congress mired in partisan rancor, many Americans remain frustrated. Some are turning to Trump out of desperation, including evangelical Christians.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:01:00 CDT

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Happy 45th birthday, Sedgwick County Zoo http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article97680757.html#storylink=rss The Sedgwick County Zoo first opened 45 years ago on Aug. 25, 1971. Located in a former milo field, the zoo initially had only its American and Asian farms and 117 animals.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article97680757.html
Kansas will have an election oddity this year http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article97681462.html#storylink=rss The November general election will be the first time since 1936 that two independent candidates will be running for Congress: Miranda Allen and Alan LaPolice.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article97681462.html
Zika demands a solution, not excuses http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article97679467.html#storylink=rss Another failure to combat the Zika virus is unacceptable when Congress returns to Capitol Hill.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:03:00 CDT

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Letters on lawmaker pension, BTK, public health, political hubris http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article97679732.html#storylink=rss The very legislators who deferred $100 million in state payments to Kansas Public Employees Retirement System in order to balance the budget are the very same legislators who are taking advantage of a nice and cushy retirement plan for themselves.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article97679732.html
Opinion Line (Aug. 25) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article97680057.html#storylink=rss I’m glad that they’ve set up the rules of the road so that they don’t apply to those who are in a hurry.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:01:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article97680057.html
Disabled services face funding crisis http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article97464372.html#storylink=rss Here is another reason the Legislature needs to revisit its tax cuts: Community-based services for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are underfunded and struggling to pay bills and keep employees.

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Letters on Ranzau and Peterjohn, ‘growth economy,’ Obama, Trump, racial violence http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article97463847.html#storylink=rss In criticizing the Sedgwick County Commission’s decision to restore the Community Health Improvement Plan coordinator, commissioners Richard Ranzau and Karl Peterjohn find name-calling helpful: “Nanny-state progressives” and “nanny-state drones” (Aug. 19 Opinion). Their name-calling is as uninformed as it is unimaginative.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article97463847.html
Opinion Line (Aug. 24) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article97464512.html#storylink=rss Ryan Lochte, U.S. Olympic swimmer, may have won a gold medal in Rio, but he is a big loser in the integrity lane of life.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article97464512.html
Courts should uphold voter ID laws http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article97463532.html#storylink=rss Unless discrimination against an individual can be proved, these voter ID laws should be upheld. Otherwise, expect more votes from dead people, illegal aliens, people with false addresses and even Mickey Mouse.

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Why the left and right can’t even talk to each other anymore http://www.kansas.com/opinion/article97537432.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:28:38 CDT

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Most professors are Democrats. Here’s why. http://www.kansas.com/opinion/article97530752.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:50:05 CDT

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