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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


Culture is expressed in bumper stickers

Anyone who still remembers late Tribune Managing Editor Bob Fairbanks will remember that he was "Mr. Republican."

February 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Pot DUI needs to be addressed

It's something that states are going to have to address, and that socially conscious "consumers" are going to have to not only accept, but promote if they ever hope to legitimize their drug of choice.

February 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Be careful with encroachments

Kansas doesn't have enough issues to be address by our state legislature - job loss, brain drain, the necessity of cutting back the size of state government, the need to stop unfunded mandates aimed at counties, and at our property tax rates - so, since it's such a quiet season in Topeka, they've apparently decided to discuss whether there can or cannot be controls on people's lives that bring into the debate religious ethics versus homosexuality.

February 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Make an excuse, or make a difference

Kansas Rep. Connie O'Brien told the media this week that she "understands how her words could have been misconstrued."

February 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


You only think food is more expensive

American didn't know just how lucky they were.

February 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Try a little respect for a change

Eventually, things could turn bad for Natalie Munroe, but for right now you've got to suppose she's in tall cotton.

February 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Root hog or die

It is time for Kansas to think outside the box.

February 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Catch someone doing something right

So many people today just don't have the gumption that is needed to succeed in this old world.

February 13, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Live by press, die by press

No one in their right mind - no one with any true character, in other words, no one who is NOT associated with the gossip TV industry, or who is not ingesting that bile constantly - is happy about the most recent news involving way-ward actress Lindsay Lohan, who is facing some potential real prison time now.

February 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's not personal, it's business

The Associated Press story was rather short, if not particularly sweet for some people:

February 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Law could point to the future

A lot of us are tired of seeing our legislators make law after law, just to ride the current wave of popular issues, when we already have plenty of legitimate laws on the books, which are not being enforced.

February 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Speech isn't alway free

Arturo Ramirez was just posting his own opinion on his own Facebook page. He was just exercising his rights to free speech.

February 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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


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Doing their jobs

Unfortunately, Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said public officials grab the headlines when they have a bad day and make a mistake. That is why she appreciated what 911 Director Doug Hubbard had to say Monday morning.

March 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Get off that couch

At first blush, the sixth-annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday paint a bleak picture for Barton County. We are the 86th least healthy county in Kansas after being ranked at 68th last year.

March 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


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


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