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Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Spare a thought for Paul Davis.The Lawrence state representative doesn’t seem like he needs sympathy, so offering it might seem odd.Davis is unopposed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, an unpopular opponent in the general election, and successful in fundraising. A few national media entities have already called the election for Davis.But, everything isn’t roses and rainbows.Strategically, he has to navigate a difficult route with a...

Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 8:35 AM


Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 8:28 AM

One of the perennial delusions of national leaders in the aftermath of a long, costly war is the idea the end of hostilities will yield a large financial "peace dividend." This "peace dividend" almost never...

Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM

We have a nation struggling to make ends meet. The families I talk to across Eastern Kansas are fed up with paying more for everything, while taking home less.While the costs for raising children are increasing every year, the...

Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Saturday was a red hot, red letter day in military history, an exact date. Only it’s not a red letter, red hot date in U.S. military history.

Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 2:30 PM

It appears certain that in the near future gay marriage will be legal in much if not most of the U.S.Recent national polls have shown that for the first time a majority supports the legalization of same-sex marriage. In three...

Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 11:49 AM

(Note: This column is excerpted from Michael Smith and Bob Graham's article, "Teaching Active Citizenship," originally published in the July 2014 issue of "PS: Political Science and Politics.")We are...

Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 11:44 AM

The 6-year-old asked me who I thought had the most important job. She suggested perhaps it was the president. I could barely contain my laughter.Until they're teenagers, and think they know everything, kids are like a sponge,...

Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Edward Flentje’s op-ed, published in last week's Leavenworth Times, misrepresented the facts about Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts and their alleged effect on property taxes, as well as the governor’s commitment to...

Updated Jun 26, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Any historians reading this column will see I have succumbed to what so many in our profession disdain — counterfactual or "what if" history.As E. H. Carr put it long ago, "History is … a record of...

Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Choosing a topic for today’s column was a piece of cake, as it’s the exact date for one of the most famous events in U.S. military history.

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