<![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 Richard Crowson editorial cartoons: May-June 2016 http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/richard-crowson/article74989917.html#storylink=rss Editorial cartoons by Richard Crowson

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Sun, 01 May 2016 06:56:39 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/richard-crowson/article74989917.html
Transgender people likely victims in bathrooms, not perpetrators http://www.kansas.com/opinion/article80756052.html#storylink=rss It’s a classic case of fearing the wrong thing

Real danger is to transgendered population insidiously presented as a threat

We are works in progress, often defying fixed categorization

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Recall sacrifice, honor memory http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article80445307.html#storylink=rss The reasons to observe Memorial Day grow each year, as more lives are lost in service to a country that now seems on a fluid but constant war footing.

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Opinion Line (May 30) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80445897.html#storylink=rss If we ban Syrian refugees on the slight chance that they could be terrorists, we should ban the sale of guns to white males, since there is a chance they will be involved in mass shootings.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 00:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80445897.html
Opinion Line Extra (May 30) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80572447.html#storylink=rss Kansas public schools could save a substantial sum of money if they only sponsored football, cross-country, basketball, and track and field as after-school sports activities.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 00:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80572447.html
Dubious, bogus and utterly phony headlines http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80447152.html#storylink=rss Nation Dreading Next 6 Months of Watching Candidates Trying to Relate to It

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Mon, 30 May 2016 00:01:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80447152.html
‘Roots’ kindles the courage to confront our own history http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article80446807.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 00:04:00 CDT

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Don’t be quick to dismiss Donald Trump supporters http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article80444662.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 00:05:00 CDT

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Court did its job; now up to Legislature http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article80579302.html#storylink=rss The school-funding provision in the Kansas Constitution contains no exemptions for political winds, tax-cut quests or even hard times. It’s the Kansas Supreme Court’s somber and unenviable job to hold the state to its responsibility to public school districts and their students. Friday’s decision did so.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 00:07:00 CDT

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Renting an apartment on a Wichita wage no easy feat http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80464227.html#storylink=rss One of Wichita’s best competitive assets is its affordability, especially of housing. But the latest study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition found that a Wichitan still needs to earn $14.27 an hour, or $29,680 a year, to afford a two-bedroom apartment, or to work 79 hours a week at the $7.25 minimum wage.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 00:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80464227.html
Kansan Jerry Moran among 16 least-known senators http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80465192.html#storylink=rss Jerry Moran was among the 16 least-known members of the Senate in a recent Morning Consult poll, with 28 percent of surveyed Kansans saying they either had no opinion of him or didn’t know of him.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 00:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80465192.html
Letters on empathy, liberty, ex-felon voters, Trump, economy, bathroom policy, foster parents http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80579937.html#storylink=rss After reading an article in the Atlantic titled “Against Empathy,” I am more convinced than ever that a general lack of empathy within our Legislature has a lot to do with the current situation we find ourselves in.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 00:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80579937.html
Opinion Line (May 29) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80442087.html#storylink=rss Until the teachers in this state have the guts to withhold services, they are going to be bullied by petty tyrants like Gov. Sam Brownback, and students are going to suffer.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 00:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80442087.html
Opinion Line Extra (May 29) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80572262.html#storylink=rss While visiting Japan and supposedly representing all Americans, Barack Obama called Donald Trump ignorant. This is the same Barack Obama who claimed during his presidential campaign to have visited 57 states, with one to go. Who’s ignorant?

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Sun, 29 May 2016 00:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80572262.html
What would fallen soldiers tell us today? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article80441367.html#storylink=rss I often wonder what our fallen soldiers would say were they to come back to us. What would they ask us? What would they prophesy? Would we with straight faces be able to tell them their sacrifices were worth it?

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Sun, 29 May 2016 00:01:00 CDT

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Larger funding cut translating to higher tuition http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80464477.html#storylink=rss College students received another expensive lesson in cause and effect last week, as Kansas State University announced plans to increase its proposed tuition increase for the fall from 5 percent to 5.81 percent.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 00:08:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80464477.html
Choices clear for state, Sedgwick County voters http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article80440622.html#storylink=rss Candidate filings for state legislative seats in Sedgwick County show cracks in the ironclad, far-right bloc that has dominated state politics for the past four years. These cracks may portend fundamental change in the direction of state government.

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Fear an obstacle to hospitality toward refugees http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80465517.html#storylink=rss Leaders of Catholic, Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities spoke at a recent forum in Kansas City, Mo., about how their faiths respond to the refugee crisis.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 00:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80465517.html
Letters on school funding, recognizing despair, Obama http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80439257.html#storylink=rss Kansas is an amazing state full of some of the most intelligent people in our nation. People who care for their neighbors. People who want tomorrow to be better than today. Unfortunately, these people do not occupy elected offices in our state government.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 00:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80439257.html
Opinion Line (May 28) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80439437.html#storylink=rss The biggest problem with liberals is that they’ve been trained not to think more than two weeks into the future.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 00:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80439437.html
Opinion Line Extra (May 28) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80439692.html#storylink=rss Imagine a City Council member whining about the casino taking away conventions and acts from Wichita. The people of Sedgwick County are to blame for this, because they voted not to have gambling.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 00:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80439692.html
Sometimes we need a little Chewbacca mom http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article80441007.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 00:02:00 CDT

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Obama showing some realism http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article80438957.html#storylink=rss How do you distinguish a foreign policy “idealist” from a “realist,” an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of history?

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Fri, 27 May 2016 17:59:26 CDT

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Hurrah! Wait to see new elephants over http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article80164072.html#storylink=rss The wait officially ends with Friday’s 10 a.m. grand opening of the Reed Family Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley exhibit, which gives area families not just one or two elephants to know and love but seven.

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Shorter school year helps budget, not students http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80165507.html#storylink=rss Wichita schoolteachers made a pragmatic decision this week in voting to extend the school day by 30 minutes for 2016-17 so the district can reduce the number of days (and thus save money).

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Fri, 27 May 2016 00:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80165507.html
Mike Pompeo wants Hillary Clinton ‘held to account’ for e-mails http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80165742.html#storylink=rss Responding to the State Department inspector general’s report critical of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state, Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, released a statement calling her management of communications “underhanded and unserious.”

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Fri, 27 May 2016 00:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80165742.html
Letters on Trinity Academy anti-LGBT clause, Trump, gun control, ISIS, arming teachers, Sheen for president http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80164747.html#storylink=rss I wonder if Trinity Academy understands what kind of message it is sending to the students with the clause in its contract regarding family members being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 00:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80164747.html
Opinion Line (May 27) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80165117.html#storylink=rss Could the Trump protesters take a cue from the pro-life protesters and remain peaceful?

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Fri, 27 May 2016 00:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80165117.html
Opinion Line Extra (May 27) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80166042.html#storylink=rss If you really, really want to bring back the U.S.S.R., vote Donald Trump.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 00:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80166042.html
Entrepreneurship runs in local family http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article80163442.html#storylink=rss Research shows that entrepreneurship tends to run in the family. Cases in point are George Elder and his wife, Katharine, as well as George’s mother, Becky.

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