<![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 May 2015 http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/richard-crowson/article20127297.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 06:50:51 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/richard-crowson/article20127297.html Expand KanCare now http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article20052912.html#storylink=rss As state legislators sit around and wait for that elusive budget solution to appear, they should consider the serious consequences of their continued failure to expand Medicaid in Kansas.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article20052912.html
Local chambers, but not Wichita’s, concerned about cuts http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article20053536.html#storylink=rss Chambers of commerce from Salina, Overland Park, Emporia, Topeka, Greater Kansas City, Lawrence, Garden City, Hutchinson/Reno County, Manhattan and five other communities – but noticeably not Wichita – wrote Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders expressing concern about state budget deficits and funding cuts to important programs such as highways and education.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article20053536.html
Mayor Jeff Longwell: New approach to creating jobs http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article20055576.html#storylink=rss With the formation of Greater Wichita Partnership, we have begun a new approach to creating jobs and diversifying our economy.

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Letters on marijuana, humiliating poor, GMOs, KPI, liquor sales, visiting elderly http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20053104.html#storylink=rss The attorney general of Kansas has a duty to withdraw his ill-considered attack upon the lawful, free and open election by the citizen voters of Wichita establishing the proper penalties in their municipal court for a violation of their municipal ordinance for the use of marijuana in their city.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20053104.html
Opinion Line (May 3) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article20055852.html#storylink=rss Instead of sending in police in riot gear, I propose we simply send in mothers to get the job done.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article20055852.html
Lil Wayne booking starts to answer arena critics http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article20053779.html#storylink=rss The five-year drumbeat to bring some acts of color to Intrust Bank Arena has delivered – and no less than hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne, who will top a June 11 bill including Trey Songz, Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign and Fetty Wap.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 19:01:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article20053779.html
April comparisons confirm state’s revenue problem http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article20053368.html#storylink=rss Compare April’s $511 million tax receipts not to the fresh estimate but to year-to-year collections, and you understand why Kansas is in a big, deepening budget hole.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article20053368.html
Duane Goossen: Kansas must regain its fiscal balance http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article20055474.html#storylink=rss The selling point for hefty Kansas tax cuts was irresistibly seductive: Kansas can lower income tax rates, exempt business profits from the income tax entirely, and state revenue will still remain the same, or maybe even grow, and the state economy will prosper. But this premise proved to be completely false.

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Letters on budget shortfall, education cuts, marijuana, GOP false equivalency, criticizing Cruz, partnering with police http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20048991.html#storylink=rss Some people believe our state has a budget problem, but the way our governor and Legislature have acted the past few years, the minor shortfall of $400 million should be no problem.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20048991.html
Opinion Line (May 2) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article20049663.html#storylink=rss These cool nights and warm days have my sinuses in an uproar. I’ve taken so much Advil the past few days that I hear Gov. Sam Brownback is going to put a tax on ibuprofen.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article20049663.html
Charles Krauthammer: Is it wrong that ‘Wolf Hall’ rewrites history? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article20048655.html#storylink=rss “Wolf Hall” is maddening because its history is tendentiously distorted, yet the drama is so brilliantly conceived and executed that you almost don’t care.

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Mary McNamara: Smack some sense http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article20055735.html#storylink=rss Toya Graham didn’t just smack some sense into her son as he headed out to participate in the Baltimore rioting last week; she smacked some sense into the rest of us, too.

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Tankers have McConnell in growth mode http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article20053605.html#storylink=rss It’s great to see the burst of construction going on at McConnell Air Force Base in preparation for the new KC-46A tankers’ arrival in summer 2016, and to know that it involves local subcontractors and hundreds of workers.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 18:30:04 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article20053605.html
Green light for secrecy http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article19974981.html#storylink=rss Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s website says he “is dedicated to making the Kansas government more accessible to the public.” Yet he effectively green-lighted more secrecy by concluding this week that state employees’ private e-mails about public business are not public records.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article19974981.html
ICT ArtDOG a howling success http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article19975692.html#storylink=rss Thanks to the generosity of area arts supporters – and one in particular – the second-annual Art Day of Giving last Friday was a tremendous success.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article19975692.html
Letters on wind energy, estate taxes, WSU allegations, athletic letters, rule bender http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19975296.html#storylink=rss The wind industry provides economic benefits for Kansas, creating more than 13,000 jobs with $8 billion invested in our economy.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19975296.html
Opinion Line (May 1) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article19975389.html#storylink=rss A Wednesday headline should have read, “Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt exonerates Hillary Clinton in e-mail scandal.”

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article19975389.html
Opinion Line Extra (May 1) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article19975815.html#storylink=rss If you earn your money through your own enterprise, or from the goodness of your family, you can do what you want. But when it is given to you by a coercive government that has taken it from others, then naturally there will be conditions attached.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article19975815.html
Lonnae O’Neal: Baltimore rioting raises questions, concerns http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article19974792.html#storylink=rss In the wake of the riots that roiled Baltimore earlier this week and sent National Guard troops into the city for the first time since 1968, I don’t have lots of answers. I have a few questions, and I have a series of observations.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:01:00 CDT

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O’Connor well-prepared for judgeship http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article19961631.html#storylink=rss Though Kevin O’Connor’s qualifications are solid, it was disappointing that the Governor’s Office again failed to seek input during the selection process from the Wichita Bar Association.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:14:50 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article19961631.html
Brownback making more blue-sky promises http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article19904181.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback wrote in a commentary in Wednesday’s Eagle that, “without question,” his tax policies are resulting in economic growth in Kansas. Actually, there are a lot of questions and concerns – and not just by “the left.”

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article19904181.html
WSU says summit wasn’t postponed because of pressure http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article19904847.html#storylink=rss A WSU official said that a school-finance summit planned for May 7 was postponed because of timing problems and not because a conservative think tank complained to state lawmakers that it wasn’t invited to participate.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article19904847.html
Dave Dillon: Uncork Kansas, free market http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article19903860.html#storylink=rss Encourage your local legislators to vote your best interests. Encourage them to vote for free-market principles. Encourage them to support Uncork Kansas.

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Letters on marijuana vote, welfare reform and living wage, expanding Medicaid http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19904520.html#storylink=rss Now that Wichitans have voted to lower the criminal penalties for marijuana possession, it is time to let state politicians know that they need to respect the vote of the people.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19904520.html
Opinion Line (April 30) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article19904583.html#storylink=rss There is no excuse for police brutality or rioting against innocent people.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article19904583.html
Opinion Line Extra (April 30) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article19904925.html#storylink=rss Is it pure laziness, a total lack of pride in oneself or a complete disrespect for everyone else that causes a person to walk around in a public place wearing pajamas, a housecoat and slippers?

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article19904925.html
Albert Hunt: Big money will pour into presidential race http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article19904010.html#storylink=rss Humongous sums will be spent in the 2016 presidential election; the effect on the outcome could be minimal, but in time the flood of cash may produce Watergate-level money scandals.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:01:00 CDT

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Porous wall between policymaking and lobbying in state http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article19878591.html#storylink=rss It’s hard not to flinch at news that ride-share company Uber, which benefited from a gubernatorial veto last week, just signed up lobbyist Mark Dugan, Gov. Sam Brownback’s former campaign manager.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:22:21 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article19878591.html
Gov. Sam Brownback: Tax policy growing Kansas http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article19831326.html#storylink=rss A tax policy that puts more money in the hands of working Kansans and that rewards productivity is resulting in growth in Kansas. Without question.

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