<![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 Coercing the courts http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article21612249.html#storylink=rss Legislative forces formally lined up for an assault on the Kansas courts this week, when a House-Senate conference committee agreed to use the power of the purse to try to force the judiciary into deciding a case in the Legislature’s favor.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article21612249.html
Income tax rate cut is biggest cause of deficit http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21613413.html#storylink=rss Eric Stafford, a lobbyist for the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, argued during a House Taxation Committee hearing this week that “the small-business tax cuts are not to blame for the deficit.” He’s partially correct.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21613413.html
Bernie Koch: Sales tax is a business cost http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article21611637.html#storylink=rss Legislators and others who advocate for increased sales or “consumption” taxes to balance the Kansas budget are missing an important detail in their deliberations: A sales tax is a tax increase on business.

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Letters on Memorial Day, unemployment benefits http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21612951.html#storylink=rss Memorial Day is fast approaching. This year let’s make the effort to display our flag.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21612951.html
Opinion Line (May 22) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21613158.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Republicans do believe in raising taxes, but as a last resort, not the first.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21613158.html
Opinion Line Extra (May 22) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21613506.html#storylink=rss The problem with trickle-down economics is that it doesn’t trickle down.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21613506.html
Andres Oppenheimer: Obama overselling his ‘new era’ in Americas http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article21611907.html#storylink=rss President Obama’s recent claim that he has started “a new chapter of engagement” with Latin America has become a new mantra of his administration, but it may be more rooted in wishful thinking than reality.

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Will Kansas turn on death penalty, too? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21580578.html#storylink=rss As Nebraska’s nonpartisan unicameral Legislature voted to abolish capital punishment this week, it was interesting to note the “conservative case for opposing the death penalty.”

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Thu, 21 May 2015 12:53:59 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21580578.html
Lift welfare ATM cap http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article21510402.html#storylink=rss Not only are many of the state’s new welfare regulations condescending, the limit on cash withdrawals may violate federal law – potentially endangering $102 million in federal funding. That’s what can happen when lawmakers ram through legislation without proper vetting, and based on ugly stereotypes.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article21510402.html
Letters on rights and responsibilities, Cuba trade, art and book fair http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21512433.html#storylink=rss Davis Merritt’s commentary “Social media give mindless speech a free pass” (May 12 Opinion) established a number of good points but sidestepped the real issue – individual responsibility.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21512433.html
Beeches, Beechcraft helped Wichita take off http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21512055.html#storylink=rss A new exhibit at the Kansas Aviation Museum chronicles the amazing story of two Wichita aviation pioneers and the company they founded.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21512055.html
Opinion Line (May 21) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21512685.html#storylink=rss This session of the Kansas Legislature is like some bizarre circus with mean clowns in charge. We should change the election date for these representatives to June, when memory is fresh of all the embarrassing, harmful things they have done to this state.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21512685.html
Opinion Line Extra (May 21) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21512895.html#storylink=rss We are worried about homegrown terrorists, yet we have businesses wanting excess immigrants in the country to fill jobs at lower pay when there are qualified Americans. I am tired of business interests overtaking security.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21512895.html
Sam Roche: Roberts can save Ike memorial http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article21513120.html#storylink=rss The Gehry design is too controversial to build – and a poor tribute to Ike’s legacy of consensus building and fiscal stewardship.

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Trudy Rubin: Beware of using Iraq War as a political club http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article21513618.html#storylink=rss On May 23, 2003, I attended the Baghdad news conference at which the U.S. viceroy, Paul Bremer, announced he was dissolving the Iraqi army. I thought of that day when I read of last week’s confrontation between 19-year-old student Ivy Ziedrich and Jeb Bush, who had been blaming President Obama for the rise of the jihadis. She told the former Florida governor, “Your brother created ISIS.”

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Too bad Uber-Kansas spat couldn’t have been avoided http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21474402.html#storylink=rss In the end, passing a bill to both regulate and welcome ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft in Kansas didn’t look so hard after all: The votes were 119-3 in the House and 37-0 in the Senate on Tuesday.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 11:50:03 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21474402.html
Take target off Kansas Bioscience Authority http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article21415992.html#storylink=rss Some conservative state leaders may view the Kansas Bioscience Authority as an expendable source of quick cash amid the budget crisis, especially those who ideologically oppose its capturing of tax dollars for economic development. But the quasi-government agency has a record of results and deserves better than a sneak attack during the legislative session’s overtime.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article21415992.html
Imagine what Brownback’s secret e-mails might say http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21416817.html#storylink=rss News that Gov. Sam Brownback has been using a private e-mail account to conduct state business prompted Kansas City Star columnist Yael Abouhalkah to have fun imagining e-mails that Brownback should be sending – but no doubt isn’t.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21416817.html
Letters on Brownback incompetence, paying ‘fair share’ of taxes, Ex-Im Bank, ‘Candy Bomber’ http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21416367.html#storylink=rss During his re-election campaign, Gov. Sam Brownback said that “the sun is shining in Kansas.” It was most evident the governor intended to distract us from the damage caused by his elimination of state income taxes for many of our state’s wealthiest citizens.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21416367.html
Opinion Line (May 20) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21416670.html#storylink=rss Lindsey Graham? I’d vote for a Lindsay Lohan-Heather Graham ticket before I’d trust Lindsey Graham to run the country.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21416670.html
Opinion Line Extra (May 20) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21416919.html#storylink=rss What happened to Republicans wanting smaller government and less control over our lives? Everything I have witnessed lately from the Kansas Legislature is just the opposite. Hypocrisy at its finest.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21416919.html
Cal Thomas: Rules, definitions of journalists have changed http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article21415674.html#storylink=rss My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, “What must I do to get on the air?” He replied, “Get a college degree and a minimum of five years’ writing experience with a newspaper or wire service.”

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O’Donnell-pushed BYOB measure bad for Wichita http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21393264.html#storylink=rss You’d expect a former member of the Wichita City Council to look out for the public safety of Wichita now that he’s is the Kansas Senate.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 13:53:23 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21393264.html
Brownback evading open government http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article21330027.html#storylink=rss No wonder Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration hasn’t had a policy on using private e-mail accounts to do state business. It turns out the boss communicates by private e-mail with his staff.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article21330027.html
Opinion Line (May 19) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21367215.html#storylink=rss Until people quit watering their grass in the rain and wasting our most valuable resource, Wichita will always have a water problem. It amazes me how stupid people really are.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 07:57:51 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21367215.html
Wagle willing to punish uncooperative lawmakers http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21330327.html#storylink=rss Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, said that lawmakers need to show a willingness to compromise.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article21330327.html
John Berrey: Brownback turned on tribe http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article21329592.html#storylink=rss Whatever happened to the good Sen. Sam Brownback, defender of Native American rights, champion of federal-tribal reconciliation, formal state apologist for past atrocities against the Indians? I sure miss him.

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Letters on sales tax, business exemption, police problem http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21330159.html#storylink=rss The contention by some legislators and others that the sales tax is the fairest needs to be challenged. When the full tax rate applies to food, as it does in Kansas, it is the most regressive.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article21330159.html
Opinion Line Extra (May 19) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21330489.html#storylink=rss Hillary Clinton: Knowing what you know now, would you again vote for George Bush’s authorization to go to war with Iraq?

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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article21330489.html
Jennifer Rubin: Knowing what you know now, Mrs. Clinton … http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article21329739.html#storylink=rss The media have had great fun asking the Republican presidential candidates whether they would have gone to war in Iraq had they known there were no weapons of mass destruction. Whenever the media can corner Hillary Clinton, they might ask some what-if questions.

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