The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS

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Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I can’t be the only one.I feel really sorry for the people of New Hampshire. They are voting in presidential primary Tuesday, and I have no idea how they could possibly have chosen a candidate.I can find things I like about many of the candidates, but most of the debates simply serve to make me like all of the candidates less.The Democrats started with little and they have already dropped to next to nothing.

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Last week I wrote an analysis of the factors to consider in predicting the outcome of the Democratic Party's presidential caucus in Kansas in 2016. Now it is time to look at the situation with respect to the GOP. Right now, the...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 12:08 PM

One of my fellow columnists wrote recently about the importance of truth and honesty. And I couldn’t agree more, but, truth isn’t easy to find.  I think the first time I personally was aware that serious public...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Emboldened by their finishes in the Iowa caucuses Monday - sixth, eighth, and 10th, respectively - former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced they are joining together to form a “GOP...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM

What was at stake this week in Norristown, Pennsylvania, when Bill Cosby and his attorneys appeared in court to seek the dismissal of the criminal charges brought against him by the Montgomery County district attorney?

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 9:09 AM

We live in the greatest democratic republic around, but the method we use to elect the leader of the free world is among the most foolish.Letting Iowa and New Hampshire have undue influence in the process is silly.

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 11:51 AM

During the Pendergast years, Kansas City was second only to Chicago in organized crime. Henry McElroy was Big Tom’s hand-picked city manager who did his bidding for him. On a Saturday morning in May 1933, not long after McElroy...

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 11:47 AM

We are yet again at an exact date in U.S. military history, one with absolutely no Leavenworth tie I'm aware of. On Feb. 3, 1943, during the struggling early years of America's involvement in WW II, a transport ship, the Dorchester,...

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 11:15 AM

“Hitting a bullet with a bullet” aptly describes the challenge of destroying incoming missiles, but effective defenses do exist. North Korea threats have led the Obama administration to discuss deployment in South Korea of the Lockheed Martin THAAD...

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 11:21 AM

I find it ironic and fascinating that a publication that promotes healthy food choices and that rails against the industrial agriculture of the Midwest is located in Topeka, Kansas. Mother Earth News seems to be the polar opposite of...

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 11:18 AM

We have staggered into the seventh year of a bull market with the all-time worst opening two weeks of the year.Last year, the markets hung on every message from the Federal Reserve regarding interest rates. Now the markets are...

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