May 22, 2015

OUR VIEW: Editorial board offers its endorsements in local races

Gardner residents are fortunate to have seven city council candidates to choose from who bring a variety of skill sets; and we congratulate those who have avoided finger pointing, mudslinging campaigns to focus on the issues.
In the political marketplace, …

OUR VIEW: Elections have consequences; Voters should get to know candidates

With less than a month to go before the April 7 general election, it’s time for voters to get informed. Advanced voting has already started, and it’s time for voters to acquaint themselves with candidates, if they haven’t already. V…

Voters should reward candidates who campaign with humility

Stolen campaign signs.
Whispered innuendo.
Confusing campaign finance laws.
It’s local election time.
For more than two decades, we’ve covered area elections; and we appreciate those who have the courage to put their hat in the ring.
Running for office …

Counter OPEC’s power by boosting American crude oil exports

J.Michael Barrett
Guest Columist
The national average for a gallon of gasoline is quickly approaching just $2. Drivers can mostly thank the highest level of domestic oil production in four decades — over 9 million barrels per day — for …

OUR VIEW: Personal touch will help keep 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 …

Brian Williams helped pave the way to U.S. war

Sheldon Richman
Guest Columnist
The scandal of the month is NBC anchor Brian Williams’s shabby bid for self-glorification by falsely claiming he was in a U.S. military helicopter forced to land in the Iraqi desert after being hit by ground …

Silver-haired legislators seek votes

Katy Hoffman & Alfie Thompson
Gardner
If you are over age 60 and a registered voter in Johnson County, you should vote in the upcoming Silver Haired Legislature election. The purpose of the Silver Haired Legislature is to advocate for …

OUR VIEW: Kansas Legislature resembles circus side show

It’s been a bang-up few weeks in the Kansas Legislature.
If you’re hearing the music that typically accompanies a circus, you’re not alone.
Politicians have apparently gone a little wonky in Topeka.
In the last few weeks, legislators have proposed …

States, federal government, political parties hold to a James Bond complex

Sheldon Richman
Guest Columnist
Today, American politicians of both major parties — conservatives, “moderates,” and so-called liberals alike — insist that the United States is an “exceptional,” even “indispensable” nation. In practice, this means that for the United States alone …

OUR VIEW: Local elections loom; Voters should go to polls armed with information

With a little more than a month to go before the April 7 general election, it’s time for voters to get informed. If they haven’t already, voters should be using the next several weeks to acquaint themselves with the candidates …