<![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 No excuse on Medicaid expansion http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article26195878.html#storylink=rss If the uncertain legal future of the Affordable Care Act seemed reason enough to keep stalling on Medicaid expansion in Kansas during the legislative session, that excuse is gone.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article26195878.html
Letters on John Roberts, political justices, destroying America, ACA Don Quixote, Brownback denial http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article26196388.html#storylink=rss Is Chief Justice John Roberts on the threshold of dementia? How can he treat federalism so completely differently, and yet not be considered a mere politician?

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article26196388.html
Famous gay-pride flag work of native Kansan http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article26197222.html#storylink=rss Kansans celebrating the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling can take extra pride in the state’s connection to the flag, which was designed in 1978 in San Francisco by Chanute native Gilbert Baker.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article26197222.html
Is a one-stop shop for builders a priority or not? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article26198161.html#storylink=rss Judging from the remarks of Sedgwick County commissioners this week, there isn’t much urgency to bring the city and county planning and code enforcement operations under one roof.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article26198161.html
Opinion Line (July 3) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article26198368.html#storylink=rss July 1 is here. Thanks, Gov. Sam Brownback. I can walk alone at night again, go to events and carry without a permit.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article26198368.html
Doyle McManus: France has cause to worry about Islamic State http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article26201284.html#storylink=rss The French capital feels distinctly more security-conscious than even post-Sept. 11 Washington, D.C. And for good reason: France faces a continuing threat of terrorism inspired – perhaps even directed – by Islamic State.

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Opinion Line Extra (July 3) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article26199475.html#storylink=rss Fixing the Wichita streets is more important than having a sales tax strictly for the bus riders. How many people would ride the bus after 7 p.m.?

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article26199475.html
Stay on school funding will be short-lived http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article26002543.html#storylink=rss The Kansas Supreme Court acted Tuesday to stay a three-judge panel’s order that the state immediately put $50 million more into K-12 schools, but the relief is likely to be short-lived.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article26002543.html
McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015 http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article26054011.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:31:59 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article26054011.html Revenue forecasters weren’t pessimistic enough http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article26003395.html#storylink=rss In April, when state revenue forecasters lowered their estimates for tax collections by $98 million, several GOP lawmakers speculated that collections wouldn’t be that bad.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article26003395.html
Letters on Confederate flag, same-sex marriage, Obamacare, Boston bomber http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article26002954.html#storylink=rss One wonders why the Confederate battle flag became part of the Wichita memorial in the first place. The other 12 flags symbolize heroism and honor, and we do the honorable heroes who fought and died to defend them a disservice when a flag of sedition flies in their midst.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article26002954.html
Opinion Line (July 2) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article26003035.html#storylink=rss The assault on my home began a day earlier than what is legal. What is it about fireworks that turns an adult into a complete idiot?

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article26003035.html
Opinion Line Extra (July 2) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article26004004.html#storylink=rss Many conservatives don’t understand why Pope Francis would weigh in on climate change and the damage we’re doing to the Earth. He should have put it in simpler terms they can understand. The message is: Don’t poop where you eat.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:01:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article26004004.html
Albert Hunt: GOP has selectively embraced states’ rights http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article26002498.html#storylink=rss Last week was a good one politically for Republicans, who won by losing.

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State needs to stop dragging feet on same-sex marriage ruling http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article25977160.html#storylink=rss The Brownback administration and the state government need to stop dragging their feet on implementing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:56:06 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article25977160.html
McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015 http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article25974940.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:36:06 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/article25974940.html Food sales tax adds up http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article25922911.html#storylink=rss The increase in the statewide sales tax may not add enough cost to a weekly grocery purchase to justify driving out of state. But the tax increase will add up over a year’s time and could strain the household budgets of struggling Kansas families.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article25922911.html
County must continue to fight infant mortality http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article25923541.html#storylink=rss Curbing infant mortality is a local imperative, which should make renewing a federally funded $1 million state grant for the Healthy Babies program a high priority for the Sedgwick County Commission at Wednesday’s meeting.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article25923541.html
Mark McCormick: Remove Confederate flag, but also do more http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article25922263.html#storylink=rss The Confederate flag should come down. But we need to come up with better paths to progress than hollow symbolism.

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Letters on same-sex marriage, tax-free fireworks http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25923016.html#storylink=rss The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage does not affect me at all. Its effect is on something much larger than any individual. It affects the institution of marriage.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25923016.html
Opinion Line (July 1) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article25923151.html#storylink=rss Instead of spending millions of dollars on expanding streets in Wichita, spend it on a mass transit bus system with quality service and nearly free rides. Few people ride bikes to work; stop wasting money on bike paths. Repair the streets we have.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article25923151.html
Opinion Line Extra (July 1) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article25923853.html#storylink=rss Just think how the Kansas economy would grow if Sam Brownback and Kris Kobach put as much zeal into attracting new business as they do keeping the rich from paying their fair share of taxes or finding those two guys who may have voted in two states.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article25923853.html
Cal Thomas: Same-sex marriage ruling just the beginning http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article25922707.html#storylink=rss In the Supreme Court’s decision reversing history, tradition and, yes, the biblical authority it tacitly acknowledges in the friezes on its wall honoring Moses and other lawgivers, five unelected judges have imposed on more than 300 million Americans what many still believe to be an “abomination.”

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Brownback calls court rulings ‘politically driven’ http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article25841374.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback contends that three court rulings last week were “politically driven,” and he renewed his call to make the judicial-selection process “more democratic.”

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:17:17 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article25841374.html
Kobach lost but voting hurdles remain http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article25794838.html#storylink=rss When the U.S. Supreme Court opted Monday not to decide whether the federal voter-registration form must account for Kansas and Arizona laws requiring proof of citizenship, it was another major legal defeat for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Too bad the move, though welcome, won’t do much for voter participation in Kansas.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article25794838.html
Another state record: most internal borrowing http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article25795303.html#storylink=rss Another sign that the state’s budget problems aren’t over: Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders voted Friday to issue a record $840 million in certificates of indebtedness.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article25795303.html
Davis Merritt: Will the GOP reflect Roberts’ tone or Scalia’s? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article25793833.html#storylink=rss Now we must begin dealing with the implications of the court recognizing gay marriage and institutionalizing the Affordable Care Act. Though neither issue was resolved by those decisions, our tasks as a nation are now reset and the parameters of our debates narrowed.

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Letters on Obamacare ruling, Brownback, ag support, gay flag, smoke-free anniversary http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25795006.html#storylink=rss The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. The English language now has no meaning other than that which is given to it by nine unelected judges in black robes.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article25795006.html
Opinion Line (June 30) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article25795216.html#storylink=rss Justice Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts join a growing list of disastrous Republican appointments to the Supreme Court. Democrats don’t have this problem. Their appointees are immovable from the party line, regardless of the law.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article25795216.html
Opinion Line Extra (June 30) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article25795468.html#storylink=rss Everybody wants to be married, just not often enough to the person they happen to be married to.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:01:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article25795468.html