End roadblock on Keystone

Finding fault with lawmakers’ attempted pre-emption of the process, President Obama predictably – and instantly – vetoed a bill Tuesday meant to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. If only his administration would apply some of that urgency to the pipeline’s review by the State Department, which has taken six years so far for what can only be assumed are political reasons.


Leave Common Core standards alone

Some state lawmakers apparently aren’t satisfied with underfunding public schools. They also want to undermine the state’s education standards, which could cost millions of dollars and potentially affect Advanced Placement classes and the International Baccalaureate program.


Keep court independent

Gov. Sam Brownback has criticized the process for selecting Kansas Supreme Court justices as undemocratic. But the last thing a democratic government needs is a high court whose members were chosen for political pedigree rather than legal knowledge and experience.

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