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Let our energy industry do its job

Experts at Wolf Creek power plant are studying what is going on right now in Japan, and that is a terrific relief to all of us who have been losing sleep over the possibility of a Kansas-syndrome event.

March 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


If you cut, it will bleed

Most of us have had the conversation with our kids that is now being played out from local communities, to the Congress and even on, overseas.

March 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Watch it, you twit

Many of you already do it, blame it on who you will, but you really do. You try to be funny, making observations that tend towards the crude and rude.

March 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Ready or not, weather is coming

OK, it is true that earlier this week we were concerned about whether we were going to get hit with blizzard conditions again.

March 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get into the swing of economics

Back in the '60s, when you didn't bother to clean up your room and your mom carried out her threat and pitched that comic book you'd left laying on the floor, she probably didn't realize how her actions would contribute to an astonishing element of inflation in our culture, but the scarcity of certain "graphic novels" is creating amazing opportunities today.

March 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


At least consider family values

It seems in today's society there is little that will get you in trouble quicker than to dare to stand up for traditional families.

March 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Threats are not funny

No.

March 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Free speech isn't 'free'

One of the signs that we are seeing a failure of the very core values that are supposed to make the United States different from other nations?

March 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Thank ya' very much, Hungary

Thank ya', thank ya' very much.

March 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Cuts are usually unpopular

You can always tell when things are getting desperate in America. They bring out the celebrities.

March 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Making sense of congress

David Henderson, a Korean War veteran long suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, applied 15 days past the deadline for enhanced care under a 2001 veterans-benefits law and thus was, as required by the statute, disqualified from the additional benefits.

March 01, 2011 | | Viewpoint


We're sicker than Charlie Sheen

This was going to be an editorial reflecting on the mess Charlie Sheen has made of his life and career, but he's become such an embarrassment to himself that it really doesn't bear comment any longer.

March 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Heritage is made up of the details

Ben Franklin said that to call an American an Englishman was like calling an ox a bull - he appreciates the compliment, but he'd rather have back what is rightfully his.

February 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Don't laugh at me

Allen Shamblin and Steve Seskin wrote the incredible song, "Don't Laugh at Me" in the '90s after Shamblin's daughter came home from school, upset because the kids were teasing her because she had freckles.

February 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Get back to plan A

There's an old saying that suggests plan A is always easier than plan B.

February 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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News that the Great Bend Public Library was spending more than $762,012.92 on a geothermal heating and air conditioning system shocked the city council members, who wrote the check earlier this month. It was probably out of frustration that city councilman Dana Dawson asked whether the library will even be needed in the future.

February 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Celebrations create lifetime memories

I admit it.

February 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Measles protection makes good sense

Delaying vaccines is a waste of time and could be dangerous to your children. And no, foreigners are not bringing most measles cases into the U.S.

February 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Good things are happening

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the Convention Center heard a about the strides made in the business community.

February 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Buckle up!

Why buckle up?

February 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Presumed innocent

Recently, during Jeffrey Chapman's two-week trial on first-degree murder charges, the Great Bend Tribune showed photos of Chapman walking to the Barton County Courthouse in the presence of Barton County Sheriff's Officers. Because he was wearing modern constraints not visible to the naked eye, some people assumed he posed a flight risk and wondered what law enforcement officers were thinking.

February 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Tobacco tax hike good idea

For once, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to correct the state's massive budget shortfall make a modicum of sense. He has forwarded proposals to raise alcohol and tobacco taxes which are now being reviewed by a legislative committee.

February 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


The man behind the curtain

Just in case no one has notice, Kansas is in sorry fiscal shape, due in large part to our conservative elected leadership that used the Sunflower State as a lab rat in a grand experiment.

February 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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