Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

The short fuse of Elon Musk

Short sellers have a way of rattling even the most confident business leaders. A classic of the genre is Overstock chief executive Patrick Byrne, whose crazed diatribes against investors betting on a stock-price drop include a public conference call during which he ranted about a shadowy “Sith Lord” out to destroy Overstock and his railing on a site called Deep Capture against unfair financial-media coverage. Overstock also sued his purported enemies.

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Keep up blanket coverage of Trump

Some healthy soul searching is taking place in newsrooms across the country these days over whether the mainstream media should be covering President Donald Trump’s every tweet and rally. My answer: Absolutely! It’s the right thing for us to do professionally, and, as this week’s election results indicated, it’s the right thing to do politically if you want to see a check on Donald Trump’s power.

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Politics shouldn’t be part of studying drug addiction

Substance use disorder — drug addiction — including opioid addiction, is a growing problem in Kansas. That’s why I was honored to be appointed to serve on the governor’s task force to address substance use disorders. When the task force was created, I had high hopes that bringing experts in the field together with legislators like me would produce a strong set of recommendations for addressing this critical health issue.

Bill Snyder talks Wichita-area products, quarterbacks at K-State Media Day

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder talks Bishop Carroll’s Denzel Goolsby, Hutchinson’s Josh Rivas and the quarterback situation at the Wildcats’ Media Day.