<![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 Does DCF discriminate against same-sex couples? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article74526317.html#storylink=rss So there will be no official audit of whether the Kansas Department for Children and Families discriminates against or bullies same-sex couples in foster care and adoption matters. And gay and lesbian Kansans have another measure of where their rights and concerns rank among GOP priorities at the Statehouse, which is nowhere.

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Day to support arts in Wichita http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article74527067.html#storylink=rss The arts enrich Wichita every day of every year. Now, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, the Wichita community needs to enrich the arts through the annual Art Day of Giving.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:07:00 CDT

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Most new voter registrations held in suspense http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74528922.html#storylink=rss Nearly two-thirds of the more than 22,000 Kansas voter registration applications submitted between Feb. 1 and Feb. 21 were placed “in suspense” because they didn’t provide proof of citizenship.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74528922.html
Pittsburg newspaper calls on Brownback to resign http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74529382.html#storylink=rss The Pittsburg Morning Sun newspaper has had enough and is calling on Gov. Sam Brownback and state budget director Shawn Sullivan to resign.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74529382.html
Letters on Brownback’s failures, College Hill recovery house, Opera Kansas http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article74527822.html#storylink=rss If lawmakers continue to support the governor, they will be tied to this unpopular governor in November, as they should be, and be without political futures in Kansas.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article74527822.html
Opinion Line (April 29) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74528362.html#storylink=rss The world is fighting Islamic terrorism, starvation and disease, but Democrats are fighting for men to pee in the ladies’ room. Insanity.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74528362.html
Opinion Line Extra (April 29) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74529442.html#storylink=rss It seems none of our world leaders likes Barack Obama. If this continues, he is likely to develop an inferiority complex.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74529442.html
Entrepreneurship isn’t only for the young http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article74525587.html#storylink=rss Entrepreneurs 55 or older have among the highest startup rates

Many retirees also serve as startup mentors

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:01:00 CDT

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Brownback busy blaming everyone else http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article74287442.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback has been extra busy lately blaming everyone else for the state’s budget problems. Will he ever admit that his tax policies have failed to produce the economic growth he promised?

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:08:00 CDT

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City needs to enforce residency limit on recovery homes http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74291847.html#storylink=rss A residency limit on recovery houses is only as good as the city’s ability or will to enforce it.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74291847.html
Follow Nebraska’s lead on civil asset forfeiture http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74292332.html#storylink=rss Kansas should follow the lead of Nebraska, which this week restricted civil asset forfeiture to certain crimes, and only after a conviction has occurred.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74292332.html
Mayor Jeff Longwell: Property tax lid needs exemption for public safety http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article74286642.html#storylink=rss Taxpayers in Wichita place a high priority on the services our dedicated police officers and firefighters provide. No state mandate should be allowed to impact our ability to provide these desired outcomes.

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Letters on legislative concerns, impact of oil and gas decline, massages http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article74290512.html#storylink=rss I believe that Gov. Sam Brownback and lobbyists have sold the majority of the Kansas legislators on some ideas that are bad for Kansas and will have serious consequences for you and me, now and in the future. The following list points out a few of my concerns.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article74290512.html
Opinion Line (April 28) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74291052.html#storylink=rss If you voted for George W. Bush twice (or once, for that matter), you have no right to criticize President Obama.​

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74291052.html
Opinion Line Extra (April 28) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74292572.html#storylink=rss Mother Nature can be cruel. I don’t mean the obvious damage to property and living beings. Many people look forward to the spring flowers, and sometimes she comes along and destroys them, her own work.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74292572.html
Democrats’ divisions will need healing, too http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article74286012.html#storylink=rss If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, she’ll need Bernie Sanders’ followers in the autumn. She would be making a mistake to take them for granted and rely on Donald Trump’s unpopularity.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:01:00 CDT

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Fixing budget not only job for legislators http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article74045232.html#storylink=rss Even after last week’s lowering of revenue projections pushed the budget shortfall to $300 million, the Legislature’s GOP leaders still reportedly want to move swiftly to finish business for the year and clear the way for campaigning. But haste risks leaving some important work undone.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:08:00 CDT

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Latest credit warning was no surprise http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74049582.html#storylink=rss It was not surprising that Standard & Poor’s Rating Services placed Kansas on its “credit watch” list. Kansas’ credit rating had previously been revised downward, and the state’s fiscal problems have continued to get worse.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74049582.html
Could be interesting rematch in County Commission race http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74050147.html#storylink=rss If Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn advances through the GOP primary in August, and if Goddard Mayor Marcey Gregory gets enough petition signatures to run as an independent, there could be a rematch in November of the 2008 commission race, in which Peterjohn defeated Gregory by 54 to 45 percent.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article74050147.html
Letters on transgender bathroom bill, human trafficking http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article74046387.html#storylink=rss Think of all the new jobs that will be created to ensure that people use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender at birth.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article74046387.html
Opinion Line (April 27) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74048912.html#storylink=rss Put Harriet Tubman’s picture on all credit cards. She will get more exposure every day than she will on $20 bills.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74048912.html
Opinion Line Extra (April 27) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article74050447.html#storylink=rss I see the NFL is following the NCAA guidelines for alleged guilt and punishment. If you are suspected of wrongdoing, you are automatically guilty.

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Koch comments made election even weirder http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article74044177.html#storylink=rss Just when people thought this presidential election year couldn’t get any more bizarre, the political floor shifted and dropped again to a lower level of unbelievable.

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Convicted felons might tip presidential race http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article74044542.html#storylink=rss 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote

Virginia is important to Democrats for winning the presidency

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Warnings have improved since Andover tornado http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article73848352.html#storylink=rss There is something cruel and unnerving about a forecast of destructive storms coinciding with Tuesday’s 25th anniversary of the deadly Andover tornado. At least the convergence of a tragic anniversary and present danger highlights the need for readiness and the proven results of such preparation.

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Pompeo should have already considered time limitation http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article73852387.html#storylink=rss But weren’t the time and schedule limitations known a few weeks ago, when Rep. Mike Pompeo began suggesting he might challenge Sen. Jerry Moran?

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article73852387.html
Koch says state, local political spending has delivered http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article73852612.html#storylink=rss The big news of the interview with Koch Industries chief executive Charles Koch on ABC News’ “This Week” was his saying “it’s possible” a President Hillary Clinton would be better than a Republican. Jonathan Karl’s question about what the Kochs have gotten for the hundreds of millions of dollars they’ve spent on electoral politics brought a response of special interest in Koch’s home city and state.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article73852612.html
Impeachment bill: Let show trials begin http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article73847852.html#storylink=rss Senate Bill 439 expands grounds for impeachment

Bill declares open season on justices

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:04:00 CDT

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Letters on blight bill, legislative leadership, CIF, strange dream http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article73848697.html#storylink=rss Much has been written about Senate Bill 338, the abandoned housing bill passed by the 2016 Legislature and vetoed by Gov. Sam Brownback. As mayor of the city of Topeka and 2016 president of the League of Kansas Municipalities, representing more than 600 Kansas cities, I would like to set the record straight.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article73848697.html
Opinion Line (April 26) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article73848897.html#storylink=rss What politicians say poor people spend their money on tells us far more about what those politicians spend their money on.

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