December 20, 2014

Jim Hightower
Guest Columnist
In the spirit of holiday harmony and goodwill toward all, I say it’s time for you working stiffs to extend your hands in a gesture of solidarity with America’s millionaires.
Why? Because we now share a …

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It’s too early to open champagne to celebrate U.S. economy

The American economy produced 321,000 new jobs last month, but it’s still too early to get excited that the dampened U.S. economy has fully recovered.
The November jobs report showed a steady unemployment rate — at 5.8 percent, and several …

OUR VIEW: Personal touch goes long way to maintain small town feel

Southwest Johnson County has been in the throes of extreme growing pains for the last several years, perhaps for more than a decade. With the intermodal building out, citizens can expect even more drastic changes in the community’s appearance as …

OUR VIEW: Advice for local candidates, their supporters

Don’t breathe that sigh of relief just yet.
The political engine isn’t out of steam, despite the end of the 2014 general election.
City council and school board races are gathering power as candidates are now throwing their hats into …

Of political bedfellows, Hilary Clinton, Henry Kissinger may be strangest

Sheldon Richman
Guest Columnist
Hillary and Henry sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G-E-R!
It says a lot about former secretary of state and presumed presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton that she’s a member of the Henry Kissinger Fan Club. Progressives who despised …

OUR VIEW: A Thanksgiving proclamation

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, …

Poor suffer from hunger — not the munchies

Jill Richardson
Guest Columnist
Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It’s also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families.
This holiday binds us all …

Letters to the editor

Rep. Willie Dove
Bonner Springs
I am humbled by the confidence you showed in me on Nov. 4.
I will not forget this seat belongs not to Willie Dove, but to the people of the 38th District.
Whether or not …

OUR VIEW: Parade cancellation a disappointment

It was exciting to have Johnson County’s Veterans Day ceremony in Gardner on Nov. 11. However, we were disappointed in a decision to cancel a scheduled parade in conjunction with the event.
The approximate block long parade was to take …

OUR VIEW: Hard work begins when campaigns subside

Now the hard work begins.
The pages of this edition were at the printer before results were in on Tuesday’s election, and we’re elated that it’s over. Now the hard work begins.
As we write this, we aren’t sure who …