August 1, 2014

Maybe Mayans weren’t predicting doomsday, but the end of reason

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
The Mayans may have been onto something.
If you’re reading this, chances are the world did not or will not end on Dec. 21. Maybe the Mayans weren’t prophesying the death of all people, but instead the …

Council appointee couldn’t be bothered to vote

Danedri Thompson
columnist
It’s high time the Gardner City Council make changes to the way it appoints to the council.
We’re down another one, with the departure of appointed member Brian Broxterman, and the community’s new appointee to the city …

Graduates, your elders are smarter than you

Danedri Thompson
columnist
Dear Graduate,
I have some good news and some bad news for you as you prepare to collect your high school diploma this weekend.
The good news: Other than the piece of paper that declares you a …

Conservatives cede the middle ground with silence

Danedri Thompson
columnist
Conservatives are ceding the middle ground to liberal talking points every day. It’s not that we aren’t principled – it’s that conservatives, by nature, seek not to offend. By doing so, we’re losing a very important battle …

Twitter may change how we communicate

Danedri Thompson
columnist
Will 140 characters change the world? I’m beginning to be a believer. If nothing else, Twitter may change the way we live in it. Of course, this is coming from an addict, and I find myself using …

New policies make playing by the rules for losers

Danedri Thompson
columnist
A lifetime of playing by the rules just looks dumber and dumber every day.
The way to get ahead in America these days is to make terrible choices. That’s how you get your very own government bailout.…

OPINION: Playing by the rules is for dolts

Danedri Thompson

submissions@gardnernews.com

A lifetime of playing by the rules just looks dumber and dumber every day.

The way to get ahead in America these days is to make terrible choices. That’s how you get your very own government bailout.…

OPINION: Sophie’s Choice: earn less money or take Obamacare

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

There may be a case to be made for earning less money. But that medicine for avoiding the Obamacare mandate on health insurance is a bitter pill to swallow for hardworking Americans.

Neal Kumar Kaytal, President Obama’s …

OPINION: What 2011 graduates need to know

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Dear Graduate,

I have some good news and some bad news for you as you prepare to collect your high school diploma this weekend.

The good news: Other than the piece of paper that declares you a …

OPINION: Kansas has storied history in its 150 years

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Nothing induces road rage like a shiny, Johnson or Douglas County-tagged car sporting the bumper sticker: Kansas, as bigoted as you think.

The stickers are a play on Kansas’ tourist theme: Kansas, as big as you think. …