November 1, 2014

Conservative event featured faith, family, freedom

Bill Sutton
Guest Columnist
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting the “Faith, Family and Freedom” Conservative Revival. The planning behind the event and the amazing work by the volunteers was apparent to anyone who has …

State government has shifted away from prairie values to political extremes

Caitlin Trujillo
Guest Columnist
I moved to Gardner 12 years ago from Los Angeles. Starting seventh grade, I expected to undergo some degree of culture shock — you don’t move from a beach town to the prairie plains and expect …

An inconvenient truth: Environmentalists love oil

Drew Johnson
Guest Columnist
America’s largest environmental group just admitted to earning millions of dollars each year from oil.
The Nature Conservancy routinely guilt trips Americans about using fossil fuels. Yet its Texas prairie preserve is home to an oil …

Truth about Medicare becomes political casualty

Shonda Werry
Guest Columnist
It’s been said that truth is the first casualty of war.  The campaign now being fought in Kansas is a political one, but facts are still collateral damage. That’s unfortunate when an issue as important to …

Liberal reverance for tolerance is selective to exclude Christian faith

Paul Kengor
Guest Columnist
I’ve said it before, and I’m hardly alone. Many have observed it. Liberals revere tolerance. They practically worship it. It’s like a religion to them. Well, now comes a study that supports the point.
A new …

The U.S. should not politicize education standards

Kristen Amundson
Guest Columnist
The U.S. education system recently received a report card from the OECD, a think tank for developed countries. America’s grades weren’t pretty.
Twenty-nine countries out-performed the United States in math. Nineteen did better in reading. America …

Restoring government by the people, for the people

Marge Baker
Guest Columnist
One of the many privileges of living in a democracy is the ability of each of us to have an equal say about how we are governed. Through elections, our lawmakers can be held accountable for …

American foreign policy elite have no idea what they’re advocating

Sheldon Richman
Guest Columnist
The American foreign-policy elite seems to have no idea what it’s doing.
Americans may believe the government — especially the foreign-policy side — is at least minimally competent, but when one surveys decisions from the last …

Bureaucrats have solution to roasing marshmallows, but not to deficit spending

Rob Schwarzwalder
Guest Columnist
Uncle Sam claims to knows best – even how best to cook.
At least, that what it claims based on a report this week from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. He laid out his thoughts to …

Congress hopes to reform Vets Administration

Sen. Jerry Moran
R-Kansas
Guest columnist
In a year when Kansans have been inundated by news reports of incidents of mismanagement and even death caused by failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there is finally good news to …