Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Is the #MeToo movement itself a threat?

Watch out, stay calm, don’t go the way of the French Revolution that replaced tyrants with worse tyrants, chopping off innocent heads by way of self-righteous evil. That’s what some might want to say to the #MeToo movement as it besmirches its truly noble objectives by some telling us that Brett Kavanaugh is guilty until he impossibly proves he isn’t, that women never lie, that masculinity is toxic and that trusting old, white men is swimming with the sharks.

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Anti-college? Not everyone in Wichita thinks so

When James Chung last visited Wichita, he said a culture of “no” was standing in the way of successfully addressing our city’s problems. In particular, he claimed that Wichita is an “anti-college” city, and reported that a disproportionately large number of Wichitans said “no” to both to the idea that a university education is helpful to developing a career (which is true), and the idea that colleges and universities are valuable to American life as a whole (which is debatable, I suppose, depending on your premises).

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Obamacare is poised for a midterm booster shot

Health spending accounts for 18 percent of U.S. GDP, and disagreements about government’s role in paying for these costs and ensuring coverage have become major issues on the campaign trail this year. Decisions made by voters in the midterm election could have a significant impact on the status quo.

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The extraordinary bias of the Manafort judge

It is not unusual for judges to intervene in court proceedings from time to time - to direct the lawyers to move the case along or to admonish them that evidence is repetitive. The judge’s role is to act not as a “mere moderator,” as the Supreme Court noted in Herron v. Southern Pacific in 1931, but as the “governor of the trial” responsible for assuring the proper conduct of all participants.

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Where have we heard of an enemies list before?

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that in addition to stripping former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance, he’s reviewing the clearances of nine other former top government officials who have — in some cases harshly — criticized the president. Yes, the president has an enemies list.

‘It’s demo day!’ Wichita Eagle journalists take on a kitchen remodel

Wichita Eagle reporter Denise Neil and her husband, Eagle photographer Travis Heying, decided to remodel their kitchen last year. Watch the demolition and see some before and after pictures of the process.