<![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 More sunshine in Kansas government http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article86998082.html#storylink=rss Whatever the weather in Kansas on Friday and beyond, governments around the state will operate in more sunshine. That’s because of the new state law that considers public officials’ e-mails about public business to be public records, even if they’re sent using private e-mail accounts or personal devices.

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Kansas being left behind on Medicaid expansion http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86999477.html#storylink=rss Effective Friday, more than 300,000 low-income Louisiana residents newly qualify for health insurance coverage thanks to their state’s expansion of Medicaid.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86999477.html
Alan Cobb gets new role on Trump team http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86999797.html#storylink=rss Kansan Alan Cobb, an early hire as a Donald Trump adviser, is still on the team and was named Tuesday as Trump’s director of coalitions.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86999797.html
Letters on abortion, bike trails, school funding, Masterson http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article86998942.html#storylink=rss After the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down certain abortion restrictions, a local TV station reporter interviewed a young woman outside the gates at the South Wind Women’s Center. This woman said that women going into the clinic didn’t know what they were doing. I disagree.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article86998942.html
Opinion Line (July 1) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86998652.html#storylink=rss The Benghazi witch hunt wasted $7 million and countless hours, and found absolutely nothing. What a farce.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86998652.html
Opinion Line Extra (July 1) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86999937.html#storylink=rss Have you noticed your Wichita City Council can’t even take care of something as relatively simple as graffiti? How can you think it can accomplish something even bigger and more important, such as finding and bringing more water to Wichita?

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86999937.html
Make 2026 about more than fireworks http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article86997617.html#storylink=rss I hope the country doesn’t miss this unique opportunity to remind future generations of how, and why, they will have come to enjoy the lives they will lead.

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Here’s how to prepare for an active shooter http://www.kansas.com/opinion/article87093732.html#storylink=rss We have fire and tornado drills in schools, banks and hospitals

But scant resources are devoted to preparing to counter violence

There are several steps we can take to prepare for an active shooter situation

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:51:52 CDT

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Is reviving football at WSU worth the high cost? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article86755382.html#storylink=rss The debate about whether to revive football at Wichita State University got some daunting numbers this week to go along with all the emotions – initial facility costs estimated at $40 million and annual budgets of at least $6.5 million.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:07:00 CDT

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Pompeo calls Clinton’s actions on Benghazi ‘morally reprehensible’ http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86758817.html#storylink=rss At a press conference Tuesday, Rep. Mike Pompeo said he believed in his heart that Hillary Clinton’s actions were “morally reprehensible” – a view not endorsed by the committee or its chairman.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86758817.html
Dole joins Twitter, criticizes Huelskamp http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86760727.html#storylink=rss Bob Dole announced in his first tweet Monday that “I’m proof that it’s never too late to join Twitter.” He also didn’t wait long to weigh in on the 1st Congressional District race.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86760727.html
Letters on Medicare counseling, EU vote, Second Amendment, Trump http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article86755702.html#storylink=rss I suggest that since Sen. Jerry Moran voted against seniors, we should return the favor and vote against him in November. I know I will.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article86755702.html
Opinion Line (June 30) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86756442.html#storylink=rss I really didn’t think anybody could be more annoying or obnoxious that Hillary Clinton – that is until I listened to Elizabeth Warren.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86756442.html
Opinion Line Extra (June 30) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86760837.html#storylink=rss The executive officers of the NRA and their bootlickers in Congress are giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the country. They should be tried as traitors.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86760837.html
Computer science is space race of today http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article86754587.html#storylink=rss Sixty years ago, leaders from opposing parties recognized the importance of responding to the challenge of Sputnik. We should expect no less of our leaders today.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:01:00 CDT

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Court approval of school fix is a relief http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article86539632.html#storylink=rss School administrators, parents and legislators could exhale late Tuesday afternoon, as the Kansas Supreme Court expressed satisfaction with the funding equity law approved by the Legislature last week and signed by the governor Monday.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:07:00 CDT

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School funding fix includes wishful thinking http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86540387.html#storylink=rss It’s good that state lawmakers avoided cutting general state aid as part of their plan to equitably fund public schools. But their alternative – using extra proceeds from the sale of assets of the Kansas Bioscience Authority – seems like wishful thinking.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86540387.html
Hospitals having to hold psychiatric patients http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86540662.html#storylink=rss Kansas hospitals are concerned about how long they are having to hold psychiatric patients because no beds are available at Osawatomie State Hospital.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86540662.html
Letters on Second Amendment, tipping, Danette Harris, Roger Elliott, Koch http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article86539762.html#storylink=rss Would the writers of the Second Amendment have used different wording had they known about the assault rifle and multiple cartridge gun loads available today?

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article86539762.html
Opinion Line (June 29) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86539997.html#storylink=rss President Obama urged the British people to not leave the European Union, as did Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron resigned after the voters turned him down, and so should Obama.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86539997.html
Opinion Line Extra (June 29) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86540752.html#storylink=rss Unless they still are hoping Hillary Clinton is going to prison, it’s time for the Bernie supporters to get rid of the signs.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86540752.html
British voters wanted their country back http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article86539497.html#storylink=rss A majority of British voters want their country back. They are tired of being dictated to by an unelected and unaccountable elite in Brussels.

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McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of June 27, 2016 http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article86434722.html#storylink=rss Visual views offered by cartoonists from around the McClatchy network

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:29:10 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article86434722.html
Medicaid reporting error just the latest fiasco http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article86297742.html#storylink=rss The underreporting of the number of people awaiting approval of their Medicaid applications isn’t just a bureaucratic misstep. The processing delays can threaten the lives of vulnerable Kansans.

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Former governors unite to try to ‘save Kansas’ http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86298557.html#storylink=rss State GOP leaders tried to downplay and dismiss it, but it is unprecedented that four past Kansas governors – two Republicans and two Democrats – have joined forces to oppose the policies of the current governor.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article86298557.html
Voters must foil Brownback court coup http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article86296857.html#storylink=rss This November, Kansans will have the chance to fulfill or deny Gov. Sam Brownback’s ambition. On the ballot will be the names of five of Kansas’ seven Supreme Court justices and six of the 14 Court of Appeals judges, the state’s second highest court.

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Letters on gun control, Trump, Big Ditch trail, candidate forum, David Dennis http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article86297992.html#storylink=rss The problem lies not in the gun but in the brain connected to the trigger finger.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article86297992.html
Opinion Line (June 28) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86298217.html#storylink=rss I wonder whether in 10 years the CDC will identify the Rio Summer Olympics of 2016 as ground zero in the Zika epidemic and the resulting zombie apocalypse.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86298217.html
Opinion Line Extra (June 28) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86298677.html#storylink=rss It would be a very sad day for this country if Donald Trump became president.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:01:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article86298677.html
Kansas views on Medicaid backlog, Kobach voter suppression, guns on campus http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article85898597.html#storylink=rss Mistakes continue to happen in a frantic atmosphere focused on budget cuts and reducing the size of government in Kansas. The people who can least afford it keep getting hurt. The latest outrage is Kansas’ Medicaid application backlog.

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