Editorials

Editorials

In Kavanaugh inquiry, what will be enough for Democrats?

Who believes another FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh will be the end of it? If the FBI finds nothing to support Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party, will it be enough for Democrats to vote to confirm him? Republicans say the investigation is limited to her charge and that of a third accuser, Julie Swetnick, whose allegations, detailed in a sworn affidavit, claim she was the victim of gang rape. How many more will come forward?

Editorials

Will the real anti-Kobach please stand up?

Bill Graves, the last moderate Republican governor of Kansas, endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly in the gubernatorial race this week — his first public endorsement of a Democrat ever for statewide office. Sure, Graves and Kelly are both relatively centrist, but the shocker was Graves endorsing at all, especially after sitting out the 2014 election.

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Abuse is damaging my church, and it affects us all

Father Richard Jaclin, a Catholic priest now removed from ministry, allegedly molested a man with intellectual disabilities in an Illinois institution last November. If true, the case involves the ongoing sex abuse scandal which has rocked my church for nearly 20 years and shows no signs of ending. It also points out the vulnerability of people with disabilities to such abuse. As a Catholic with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, I not only have a unique perspective to address both issues but a moral obligation to.

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Why aren’t more women in leadership roles?

“Dad, would you carry this box out to the car for me?” Feeling manly and helpful having carried the 15-pound box to her car, I pass my 120-pound daughter carrying a 35-pound squirming little boy, an overnight bag, diaper bag and car seat, like a Sherpa up Mount Everest, all the while laughing with my grandson.

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Focus on the policy impact of politics, not the horse race

The political die has been cast. The counting is done and we know Kelly v. Kobach v. Orman will define Kansas politics this fall. There are very real policy implications for these races. Too often, these are just referenced as part of a stump speech, some attempt to “re-brand” a candidate, or offered as a shibboleth to some constituency.

KU senior guard Lagerald Vick on his record-breaking night against Vermont

Kansas Jayhawks senior guard Lagerald Vick and his teammates talk about his record-breaking game after he went 8 for 8 from beyond the arc, on his way to a game-high 32 points. The Jayhawks won 84-68.