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Don't be an idiot

If they are paying attention at all, Americans must be asking themselves what it will take for our nation to drop the business-as-usual agenda and start trying to work on real problems that threaten our standard of living, our advancement as a nation, even our very national security.

February 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

You're in the Army now

Bradley Manning doesn't get special consideration because his mum's from Great Britain.

February 03, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

We keep 'ad astra-ing' even 'per aspera'

Charles Curtis loved Kansas, and he should be remembered as Kansas is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a state.

January 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Sputnik? Oh, really?

This week, President Obama warned America that we were facing another "Sputnik moment," reflecting back on the time in the Eisenhower Administration when America had to decide if it was up to funding the gazillions in taxpayer dollars to develop a space program.

January 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

When you cut, something bleeds

We go along, year after year, complaining about the need to have government more reactive to our needs.

January 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Slow down and live

Just when you thought it was safe to get through another winter, just when we were all pleased that this weekend's warm weather had thawed the last of the ice from the last storm ...

January 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

You won't be sorry

Several years ago, radio commentator Paul Harvey wrote a column about a vandal he'd known.

January 19, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

A clean sweep

A burglar in Byram, Miss. wound up on the fighting side of Cindy Davis the other day, and he was sorry he'd done so when the baby sitter got done brooming his behind.

January 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

We need more over-comers

For those who are, or even are NOT, fans of the presidency of Ronald Reagan, there may have been some trepidation when it was announced that one of the themes in a new book by Reagan's son involved the suggestion that the "great communicator" was suffering from Alzheimer's while he was still president.

January 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Stan Lee deserves his Hollywood star

If you grew up in America in the '50s, '60s, '70s and even later, you'd have been sentenced by your peers to an eternity of playing Barbie with your sister if you didn't know and admire Stan Lee.

January 14, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Taxpayers should refuse to pay

Nobody wants to just drop this whole thing in our new governor's lap.

January 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Brownback promises jobs program

• In Jefferson County, the sheriff's office is looking into the second major theft of copper wire in a couple of months.

January 12, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Plan ahead for winter safety

The Tribune is providing some suggestions about keeping safe in winter disasters this week. Not because this storm qualifies as a "disaster."

January 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

It's time to get involved

There's a week and a half left to get involved in local government and the price is right, too.

January 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Make up your minds

State and local officials around Kansas are concerned about our kids boozing.

January 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

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More than sports

In case you live in a cave or under a rock, one of the biggest sporting events on the planet takes place Sunday, Feb. 1. This refers to much hyped Super Bowl XLIX.

January 31, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Hard choice with lesser of two evils

It's a Super Bowl that even Dr. Evil would not appreciate.

January 30, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint

Playing Chicken: Moran pushes for common sense

Sen. Jerry Moran often talks about his "common sense" solutions, but they aren't always an easy sell in Congress. On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Moran that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Leading by example

On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Emotional recharge

Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.

January 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

A worthy effort

The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.

January 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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