<![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 January-February 2016 http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/richard-crowson/article52813930.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 Jan 2016 07:03:05 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/richard-crowson/article52813930.html How well is state economy performing? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58776263.html#storylink=rss In 2012, the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors adopted systems to monitor key economic indicators in the state. So how is Kansas doing on those measures? Not that well.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:06:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58776263.html
John Bardo: Region must collaborate, innovate http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58783738.html#storylink=rss With regard to economic growth, Wichita ranked a dismal 98th out of 100. On the other indexes, Wichita was far below the national average.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:05:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58783738.html
Letters on northeast grocery store, DeVore, new library, independent judiciary, consolidation, aid to hospitals, dressing professionally http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article58776863.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

I haven’t said much on the closing of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 13th and Oliver, or of the nearby QuikTrip. Truth of the matter, as one of the original developers of the shopping center, I was too hurt and frustrated to speak. I felt betrayed and had no power to fight back.

--> … Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:04:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article58776863.html
Opinion Line (Feb. 7) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58784598.html#storylink=rss From what I hear about the Iowa Democrat caucus results, Bernie Sanders might have a job for Kris Kobach.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:03:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58784598.html
Drink some coffee, connect with entrepreneurs http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58777943.html#storylink=rss Wichita’s entrepreneurial community has a valuable new networking and support opportunity with the launch Wednesday of 1 Million Cups.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:02:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58777943.html
Lewis Diuguid: A lot has changed since the first Super Bowl http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58784278.html#storylink=rss As an alternative to the usual sports and entertainment banter, the U.S. Census offers some other details about how much America has changed since the first Super Bowl was played on Jan. 15, 1967.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:01:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58784278.html
Carnegie would like planned library and its acronym http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58777083.html#storylink=rss The Wichita City Council took 10 years to get from initial planning to last week’s final approval of a new downtown library that may not open until 2018, so even those complaining about the $33 million decision cannot say it was hurried.

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:07:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58777083.html
House reaction to KU’s out-of-state bonding petty, vengeful http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58777278.html#storylink=rss The University of Kansas should not have bypassed the Legislature’s authority by using a Wisconsin agency to issue bonds to fund campus construction projects, especially as lawmakers’ qualms about KU’s building plans were well-known. But the legislative reaction so far seems petty and vengeful.

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:06:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58777278.html
Letters on Iowa results, Trump, global warming, medical cannabis http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article58760588.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump must console himself with defeat, much like Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, all of whom lost in Iowa.

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:04:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article58760588.html
Opinion Line (Feb. 6) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58760938.html#storylink=rss WSU needs football like Wichita needs another mattress store.

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:03:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58760938.html
New center will be focused on children and families http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58777578.html#storylink=rss Congratulations to the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County for raising the $7 million needed to renovate the old Lincoln Elementary School.

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:02:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58777578.html
Michael Smerconish: Dole says Trump would be much better than Cruz http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58784513.html#storylink=rss Bob Dole may be 92 years old, but his grasp of the current political climate shows no sign of aging. When we recently spoke by telephone, the former Senate majority leader from Kansas, two-time winner of the Iowa caucuses and 1996 GOP standard-bearer was eager to share his views on the 2016 Republican front-runners, particularly Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:05:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58784513.html
Charles Krauthammer: Problem not the ‘establishment’ http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58760048.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump has no coherent political philosophy. He offers bar-stool eruptions and whatever contradictory “idea” pops into his head at the time.

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:07:42 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58760048.html
Beware of backdoor income tax increase http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58520788.html#storylink=rss Many Kansans could be in for an unpleasant surprise when they prepare their state income tax returns: New limits on allowable deductions could mean they will be paying more taxes.

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:07:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58520788.html
DeVore’s impact long-lasting http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58520303.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:06:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58520303.html
Robert Litan: Wichita high school growing young entrepreneurs http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58519998.html#storylink=rss One Wichita high school, Northwest, is working with the Entrepreneurship Task Force, led by Gary Oborny and Scott Schwindaman, to prove that experiential, entrepreneurial education can begin in elementary school.

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:05:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58519998.html
Letters on Clinton e-mails, ACA, GOP sore losers, Brownback’s Big Lie, WSU parking http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article58521048.html#storylink=rss Many in the media, including The Eagle editorial board, have expressed important and appropriate interest in my remarks that I am hopeful that the FBI and Department of Justice will hold former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accountable for having classified information on her private e-mail server.

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:04:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article58521048.html
Opinion Line (Feb. 5) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58521173.html#storylink=rss The City Council members who voted “no” on the new library, learning center, tech center and community event center must have given eight-tracks and VCRs for Christmas gifts. The Wichita community and kids need 21st-century knowledge and tools.

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:03:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58521173.html
Opinion Line Extra (Feb. 5) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58521773.html#storylink=rss The state of Kansas is drowning in red ink, yet the legislators can only think about dress codes, improbable discrimination of gun dealers and changing the state constitution on abortion. Perhaps they all need a colonoscopy to find their heads.

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:02:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58521773.html
‘Frequent-flyer Congress’ passed more bills last year http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58521603.html#storylink=rss Former Wichita congressman Dan Glickman suggested that when lawmakers spend less time on Capitol Hill, it “makes it more difficult to build relationships” and get things done.

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:01:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58521603.html
Process for picking justices works well http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58283283.html#storylink=rss Kansans need the sharpest legal minds in the state sitting on the Kansas Supreme Court, and jurists so focused on the rule of law that they pay no heed to popular opinion or political threats. Yet merit was barely mentioned leading up to Wednesday’s 69-53 preliminary House vote favoring a judicial selection constitutional amendment.

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:07:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58283283.html
Roberts should not stand in way of Army secretary http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58284193.html#storylink=rss Would Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., rather deny the U.S. Army a leader in a time of war than risk seeing the Obama administration move detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth? Apparently.

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:06:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58284193.html
Pompeo spent weekend in Iowa campaigning for Rubio http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58284858.html#storylink=rss Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, was in Iowa last weekend helping campaign for GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who finished a strong third in Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:05:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article58284858.html
Letters on GOP big tent, GOP circus, presidential race, Koch, wind power http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article58283453.html#storylink=rss The result of the Iowa caucuses shows that the GOP is poised to become the “big tent” party. A Texas conservative, a big business liberal, a Cuban-American Catholic, and a brilliant nonpolitician captured nearly 85 percent of the Republican votes.

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:04:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article58283453.html
Opinion Line (Feb. 4) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58283883.html#storylink=rss Should Wichitans be surprised that a handful of elitists vote to spend $33 million of taxpayer money to get their names on a bronze plaque rather than allowing the taxpayers to decide on a new library?

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:03:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58283883.html
Opinion Line Extra (Feb. 4) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58285008.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump reminds me of Jesse Ventura. Neither one was a politician.

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:02:00 CST http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article58285008.html
Albert R. Hunt: Stage shifts to contrarian New Hampshire http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58283118.html#storylink=rss Strong showings in the Iowa caucuses by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sent them roaring into next week’s Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire with a head of steam at the expense of a deflated Donald Trump.

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:01:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article58283118.html
VIDEO: Karl Peterjohn on carbon dioxide, the EPA and not breathing http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article58218918.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:32:19 CST http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article58218918.html Property tax law intrusive, unworkable http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58008543.html#storylink=rss Kansans hate property taxes, which means every legislative attempt to fight them is savvy politics. But the 2015 Legislature’s unworkable property tax limit on cities and counties is unworthy of the support of the Sedgwick County Commission, which should be looking out for local control as well as its ability to pay for needed services into the future.

Click to Continue »]]>
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:07:00 CST

]]>
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article58008543.html