<![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 Koch ‘flabbergasted’ by Obama’s criticism http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32681712.html#storylink=rss Koch told Politico that Obama’s comments were “beneath the president.” Koch was particularly bothered by the suggestion that he opposes subsidies for clean energy out of personal financial interest.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32681712.html
Suffrage event wasn’t all nonpartisan nostalgia http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32682039.html#storylink=rss The League of Women Voters-Wichita/Metro’s celebration of the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment on Wednesday at Wichita State University had some hard partisan edges.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32682039.html
Duane Goossen: Respect state workers http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article32687079.html#storylink=rss State employees and teachers should be celebrated. They provide valuable service in all parts of Kansas, yet have been on the receiving end of both low pay and disrespect – a direct result of the state’s financial crisis.

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Letters on Ike memorial, origin theories, Keystone, tax deduction for volunteering, teacher pay http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32678142.html#storylink=rss We should redesign the Eisenhower Memorial through a competition that is open to everyone and considers anonymously submitted design ideas, not designer reputations.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32678142.html
Opinion Line (Aug. 29) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32678397.html#storylink=rss Since “fracking” began, the frequency of earthquakes in Kansas has jumped from five or fewer a year to 127 or more. Yet “experts” haven’t decided if fracking and saltwater injections are the cause. If I punch you in the nose and you get a nosebleed, would you not see the connection?

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32678397.html
Charles Krauthammer: What six years of ‘reset’ policy have wrought http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article32677947.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

On Sept. 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years.

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Gitmo fearmongering http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article32577249.html#storylink=rss President Obama’s plan to move some of the remaining 116 Guantanamo Bay detainees to mainland sites, possibly including Fort Leavenworth, seems unlikely to be implemented given strong congressional opposition and a federal law meant to prohibit it. But Kansas leaders’ criticism of the idea is excessive, and signals a lack of trust in the security of U.S. military prisons.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article32577249.html
Kansas ranks poorly on corporate tax burden http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32577942.html#storylink=rss Kansas didn’t fare well in a new study of corporate tax costs by the Tax Foundation and the accounting firm KPMG. It examined the total tax burden – including income, unemployment insurance, sales and property taxes.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32577942.html
Letters on Jesus portrait, voting paper trail, Trump http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32577549.html#storylink=rss Chanute superintendent Richard Proffitt shouldn’t have caved and should have consulted Christian legal organizations before making any final decision on removing the portrait.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32577549.html
Opinion Line (Aug. 28) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32577702.html#storylink=rss Once again the U.S. military has had to save the French. Kudos to our men in uniform.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32577702.html
Opinion Line Extra (Aug. 28) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32578227.html#storylink=rss The problems of the two-party system are that the donkey’s nightmare is the elephant’s dream, one party does not trust the other party, and then they ask us to join in on their arguments.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32578227.html
Julie A. Burkhart: Combat domestic violence http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article32577033.html#storylink=rss Fifteen years ago this month, I lost my stepsister and my friend, Dana Anderson. I’d known her since she was 3 years old and enjoyed 26 years as her stepsister. Dana was murdered in her home by her partner, leaving her 12-year-old son without a mother. It was a devastating loss for all who knew her.

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Kristina Rizga: Why many teachers quit, and how to fix that http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article32577135.html#storylink=rss Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17 percent of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the entire faculty leaves annually.

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Fight over court funding having a key day in court http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32541402.html#storylink=rss The quiet battle over the independence and authority of Kansas’ judiciary will have an important day in court Friday before a Shawnee County district judge.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:41:09 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32541402.html
State trails region, nation on economic indicators http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article32477292.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Gov. Sam Brownback’s Council of Economic Advisors no longer publishes its quarterly reports online, reportedly because it objects to the short-term numbers being used to gauge the overall health of the Kansas economy. The more likely motivation is to try to conceal the fact that Kansas trails the region and nation in nearly all the economic indicators.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article32477292.html
Wichita senators near top in ‘Fix Stupid’ contest http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32477793.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Three Wichita-area lawmakers were among the top five vote-getters in a contest held by It’s Time to Fix Stupid, a political action committee that aims to “fix stupid” in Kansas politics.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32477793.html
Letters on Trump the phony, Trump the savior http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32477472.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump has actually been a needed breath of fresh air. He has made the public even more aware of how phony political campaigns have become. It takes a phony to root out more phonies.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:05:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32477472.html
Opinion Line (Aug. 27) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32477604.html#storylink=rss An article on the Social Security system running out of money in 2035 left me wondering: What year do you think the welfare system will run out of money?

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32477604.html
Opinion Line Extra (Aug. 27) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32478495.html#storylink=rss Massachusetts Democrats, California Democrats, Kansas Democrats – no difference.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32478495.html
Ramesh Ponnuru: One health care question GOP must answer http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article32476833.html#storylink=rss Left to their own devices, insurers have an incentive to charge higher premiums to potential customers who already have chronic health conditions – or not to offer them coverage at all.

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Jonathan Bernstein: Indicators for the 2016 race http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article32476659.html#storylink=rss Here is what I’m watching between now and Halloween in the 2016 presidential contest:

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Clinton, Kobach spar over ‘purging’ voters http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32456124.html#storylink=rss Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton weighed in on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s plan to throw out any incomplete voter-registration forms after 90 days.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:48:19 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32456124.html
An extraordinary meeting http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article32382267.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Kansans may not understand anymore than they did before Monday’s State Finance Council meeting what makes a school district worthy of extra dollars from a new “extraordinary needs fund.” But what was extraordinary was how some council members challenged districts about their stated needs, numbers, superintendent salaries and classroom spending before the council variously shorted and denied their requests.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:07:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article32382267.html
Could Pompeo be GOP’s 18th presidential candidate? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32383653.html#storylink=rss Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, for president? The conservative hawk who has represented the 4th Congressional District since 2011 was mentioned in a Weekly Standard piece by William Kristol pondering whether the lesson of Donald Trump’s popularity “is that the rest of the field isn’t what it should be.”

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:06:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32383653.html
Judy Burgess: Proud of Ike memorial http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article32381871.html#storylink=rss When it comes to the National Eisenhower Memorial, we Kansans have reasons to be proud.

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Letters on voting rights, Health Strategies http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32382411.html#storylink=rss Women did not gain the right to vote until 95 years ago – after 70 years of struggle. Now it seems that we are going backward on voting rights with recently passed restrictive voting laws.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:04:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article32382411.html
Opinion Line (Aug. 26) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32382588.html#storylink=rss If you want to see businesses flock to Kansas, the answer is simple: Create the best school system in the country.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:03:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32382588.html
Opinion Line Extra (Aug. 26) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32382780.html#storylink=rss Employees who aren’t worth a new, higher minimum wage will lose their jobs. That’s the way the real world works.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:02:00 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article32382780.html
Cal Thomas: Carter shows humility, gratitude, inner peace http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article32381763.html#storylink=rss What struck me was not only Jimmy Carter’s humility and gratitude for the opportunities and privileges he has enjoyed, but the inner peace he exuded.

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What good is voting paper trail if it’s secret? http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32333553.html#storylink=rss If Kansas law does in fact deny the public the ability to access and scrutinize the paper trail of voting machines, the hard copies seem pointless and the law should be changed.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:48:48 CDT http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article32333553.html