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Get priorities straight

There were a couple of stories that may have raised some eyebrows this past week - radiation moving across the nation; Americans putting our young military personnel and our economy in harm's way in yet another Middle East event; the continual economic melt down, which came complete with some of the first admissions that we are facing serious inflation in this economy.

April 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Do it, or else!

Most of us can remember the chilling portrayal actor Billy Drago pulled off in the 1987 classic big screen version of "The Untouchables."

April 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Bee careful we don't get stung

With all of the issues that face Americans, with all of the continuing argument over how we can best invest our resources, there are down-to-earth issues that are failing to get the attention they deserve.

March 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Endorsements are closing

It's coming up to that time of the election again, the end of the endorsements.

March 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Way to go Shawnee Mission

Now here's a good idea.

March 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Hey, there's no agenda a work here

You've probably heard about the teenager in Iowa, apparently raised in an arch-conservative home, who snapped over the issue of illegal immigration, who went to his high school and started shooting everyone in sight.

March 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Remember Qumar David

Considering everything else that is going on in the Middle East these days, it's no wonder that there was little international attention to the death of Qumar David in Pakistan.

March 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


So what? Leave him in prison

Time is funny.

March 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


High justice from the high court

Way to go, Kansas Supreme Court.

March 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We need a cutback liste

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Organization for Women, American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters and the gay rights group Kansas Equality Coalition undoubtedly have many things in common, but a couple are these:

March 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Internet change should be a 'No-Duh'er'

In the words of someone or another of great intellect - "No - Duh!"

March 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Flash the ID and vote

As Kansas approaches another of those horribly trying civic experiences, the burden placed upon responsible members of a horribly free society, there are those who suggest we are just making it too hard on conscientious citizens.

March 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


They understand, they just don't care

In the great 1986 Sci-Fi movie, "Aliens," the movie's heroine, Ripley, asked the pointed question that has sprung to mind for many of us in the recent past: "Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?"

March 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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Respect the office

When Gov. Sam Brownback was shown on the big screens Sunday at the NCAA basketball matchup between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Wichita State University Shockers, fans booed.

March 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Vote for goodness sake

DeleteTuesday could mark one of the last times voters in Kansas have a regular spring election. Simply by showing up and voting, you can become part of history.

March 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


WSU owns bragging rights on Jayhawks

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 25, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


No big surprise

It was the basketball game that Bill Self and his merry band of Jayhawks feared - Wichita State.

March 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Street sweepers

The Great Bend Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have a message for all the bad guys out there – you are not wanted here.

March 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get outside

Spring is here and with the nice weather we've been having, it's time to think about getting back outdoors.

March 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It's not mandatory

President Obama told an audience this week that mandatory voting might not be a bad idea. "It would be transformative if everybody voted - that would counteract money more than anything," he said Wednesday at a town hall-style event in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Facts trump ‘talking heads’

Last week, videos of a fight that occurred at Great Bend High School went viral. That means that it was seen by so many people, it was picked up by several online magazines and is now circulating worldwide through their subscribers. These magazines failed to follow up with even a little bit of reporting. They rushed to post the videos, and assigned "talking heads" to tell viewers what they are watching without regard for the facts.

March 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


State basketball delivers highs and lows

On one side, St. John's players and fans were celebrating a state basketball championship with laughter and joy.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Walking to school

Great Bend's public elementary schools are about to engage in a very worthwhile endeavor – the Walking School Bus program. It will be implemented in all five USD 428 elementary schools.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Let the sun shine in

Although many of you may be unaware if it, this week is National Sunshine Week. You know, the annual observance of open government?

March 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


No excuse

University of Oklahoma students in fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon were videotaped on a bus clapping, pumping their fists and laughing as they chanted, "There will never be a ni**** SAE. You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me. There will never be a ni**** SAE."

March 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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