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.
Time is funny. Funny, strange; not funny, ha-ha. Take 1978 for example. Depending on your age, 1978 may not seem all that long ago. For many of us, 1978 certainly does not seem like a lifetime ago. So many of us also have a problem with the suggestion that Jimmie Nelms should be released from prison. It was in May of 1978 when Nelms and Walter Myrick were stopped by Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Conroy ...
Way to go, Kansas Supreme Court. It was announced recently that the state's high court had reversed a Shawnee County District Court judge decision that would have imposed "a reduced sentence on a man convicted of having sex with two children," according to an Associated Press report. At issue was the case of Harold Dean Spencer, 75. Spencer pled guilty in 2008 to "two charges of having sex with the children." In reaction, Judge Matthew ...
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:
In the words of someone or another of great intellect - "No - Duh!" That has been one response to the reaction pervaders of Internet porn have had to the suggestion that all web sites that are distributing smut should have ".xxx" in the place of ".com" or ".org." To the rest of us, the suggestion just makes a lot of sense. Then you consider what the impact could be on the money that the ...
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
OK, it is true that earlier this week we were concerned about whether we were going to get hit with blizzard conditions again.
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.
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.
No. Really? Who'd have thunk that a college employee could get suspended, just for sending "a threatening letter containing white powder that prompted the evacuation of a campus building?" Those folks at the University of North Alabama must be pretty narrow minded to take such a thing so seriously. Or could it be, just perhaps, that it's a reflection of the times in which we live? No, surely that's not what's going on. Surely this ...
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?
In life, sometimes good things happen that we have no responsibility for and sometimes bad things happen that we also have no responsibility for.
Father's Day was founded in 1910 in Spokane, Wash., by Sonora Smart Dodd. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Despite support from President Woodrow Wilson, there was ...
The Military District of Washington issued a statement concerning Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army Band.
Edward Snowden's "crime," was warning his fellow Americans about a secret spy program conducted by his own government.
The Common Core standards are being talked about a lot these days. The Common Core is simply a set of educational standards that are the same from state to state and are designed for students to be career ready when they graduate from high school. They are reasonable and make sense. The state legislature should let the state school board decide what is best for students.
Enjoy your tax cut, Kansans.
Breastfeeding is a normal and natural function and, since the beginning of time, has allowed human beings to get a good start on life. Not only are infants fed the healthiest milk designed for their bodies, they develop their first relationship.
This is my prayer for Jonah Turner.
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