You gotta feel for the folks down in the southeast who were smashed with the full force of nature this past week.
Maybe Americans can develop some objectivity in the wake of this week's news of the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, maybe we can understand the dangers that still face our nation, maybe.
Granted, in this day of huge international stories, it's not big news that they are going to improve the road up to Coronado Heights, but it's certainly welcome news and it is a sign that Kansas will continue to support one of its lesser known jewels.
How dare they? There's no justice! What is wrong with California officials? OK. If you are in that phase of response to the news that Lindsay Lohan has followed her usual pattern - gets in trouble, goes in front of a judge, gets a jail sentence and then is just turned out on the street - it's no wonder. It does appear that the young celebrity gets very special treatment. Out here in the hinter-land, ...
In Topeka they are dealing with one of those issues that just sets the average taxpayer's teeth on edge.
Imagine, Levi Johnston has a new book out, though you have to wonder how much help he had writing it.
Surely someone in recent months has noted that Charlie Sheen is his own worst enemy. They could make the same comment, now, about the Washington, D.C. police. They need to see serious reaction after D.C. cops drove at 80 mph or more to deliver Sheen to one of his on-stage tantrum sessions. Sheen paid them back by posting information about his high-speed run through the streets of the nation's capital on the Internet. According to ...
You don't have to believe. That isn't just an American reality, either, as much as we might want to believe so. Shakespeare put it well in "Henry V:" "Every subject's duty is the king's; but every subject's soul is his own." Your soul is your own. You don't have to believe. That has been left open to you. But it would be a great tragedy for you to make a decision without having all the ...
Americans have no absolute standards because we have been told for some time, now, that everything, including ethics, are conditional. There is no right and wrong, just the current condition - except, of course, when having a standard that is cast in bronze is useful to this side or that.
Materials, machinery and manpower. According to the old-line economists, those are the areas that make up any business. Those are the areas where you can make cuts when the time comes that you must cut. And every long-term business will experience times when there must be cuts. Life is just that way. No business graph is just a solid, unchanging, up-hill line. While private enterprise understood that long ago, it seems like our government "leaders" ...
No harm, no foul, no case - until next time, of course. You have read here on many instances about the inappropriate decisions that have come out of American courts, but here is an instance when the court ruled in a manner that will help build, not tear down, our society, and it deserves credit. It was the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled the National Day of Prayer is not illegal, as ...
Thanks to ABC Television, anyone who wants to sneak weapons or other contraband onto an airplane in the United States knows just how to do it.
Every so often our culture proves that it is just too warped to take seriously. Consider poor, poor Reese Witherspoon. OK, no one - at least no one in their right mind - argues the young woman isn't a good actress. She has made her share of excellent films. But having acknowledged that, she needs someone to give her the clue that she should learn when to keep her mouth shut - like most of ...
During World War II, there was a publicity campaign that featured now-famous posters that included the phrase: "Is Your Trip Necessary? Needless Travel Interferes With the War Effort."
Here's how the Bible addresses it: James 4:13-14 - Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Seldom do you see it played out so clearly as in this past ...
The annual Christmas Bird Count is underway, and the National Audubon Society is asking volunteers to help with the census of bird populations.
Pope Francis was named Time's Person of the Year. He is a good choice.
I'm always been fascinated by NFL football games played in wintry conditions.
It seems like a win-win situation.
Nelson Mandela spent nearly seven decades fighting for freedom and equality in South Africa as he stood up against the institutionalized racist white-led apartheid rule. He started with peaceful resistance in the 1950s, but eventually joined the armed struggle, his participation in which landed him in prison on the infamous Robben Island. He spent 27 years there before being released and seeing his dream of a black-ruled South Africa come true, rising to power as ...
A while back the League of Women Voters asked Great Bend City Attorney Robert Suelter to discuss the three-mile zone around the city limits, which has been overseen by the city since 2000. The area has a mix of agricultural, industrial and residential uses.
A man's life is over and the more we hear about it, the worse it sounds.
The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.
A record 141 million people were expected to shop in stores and online over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that ended Sunday, up from last year's 137 million, according to the results of a survey of nearly 4,500 shoppers conducted for The National Retail Federation.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a boom to the economy, but there are efforts that are good for the soul.
You'd think people would be happy with the rise of ethanol, a renewable energy source, taking the place of some oil, which is non-renewable. By creating another market for corn farmers, it should be a win-win.
Thanksgiving Holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for bountiful blessings, food and family.
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