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Blake Shuart: Ode to the middle ground

The news is all doom and gloom most of the time. After all, fear and tragedy are just as marketable as human triumph. But while bad news sells, it is also the only product on the shelves right now. We’re fresh out of pleasant things to talk about at cocktail parties.

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Put women in charge

Most women I know – and probably most women you know – have stories about sexual harassment. Mine happened in college, with a professor who was older than my father and who made me think he was genuinely interested in my writing. One day in his office, he told me he wanted to “kiss and molest” me. I muttered something about having a boyfriend and fled.

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McConnell shining brightly during recoveries

Over the past few weeks, I have seen a number of articles and posts from traditional news outlets and on social media arguing that either the Trump administration has done a terrible job or a terrific job of responding to the natural disasters associated with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. It is difficult to separate fact from fiction, so the Public Affairs Offices at McConnell Air Force Base and Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base (Ill.) to provide us humanitarian relief effort statistics that we can trust.

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Let’s use facts to debate guns

From concealed-carry on Kansas campuses to the Las Vegas massacre, the issue of guns has returned with full force. The debate is highly emotional, but what does the research show: do more guns mean less crime, or does more gun control mean less crime? Unfortunately, the answer may be neither.

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Of arts, artists, critique and destruction

The Keeper of the Plains was erected in 1974. The Tripodal was installed in front of Century II two years earlier. I wasn’t yet a teenager, and overheard many an adult discussing the merits of each. A lot of Wichitans welcomed Blackbear Bosin’s beloved work; many did not. Some believed both to be ugly and irrelevant.

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Michael Gerson: America needs GOP vertebrates

In the midst of a governing crisis, House Speaker Paul Ryan has once again risen to his role as the voice of bland complacency. Concerning the open warfare between President Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Ryan advises “these two gentlemen to sit down and just talk through their issues.”

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