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Editorial: Unfair criticism of employees by Speaker Merrick

House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, is not in the old-line tradition of the Johnson County moderate politician. Sounding more like a politician from the more conservative parts of western Kansas, Merrick showed off his own conservative credentials recently with some poorly chosen words.

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Kathleen Parker: Bill Cosby’s trial by social media is dangerous to everyone

Anyone can say anything about another on social media, even charge rape, and it’s extremely hard to recover from the effects. It isn’t just Cosby’s hide here; it’s everyone’s. This intersection of freedom and responsibility has rarely been so vivid and presents new challenges to the personal moral code that undergirds our legal system.

Honoring Native Americans for Thanksgiving Day 2014

Native Americans helped make possible the first Thanksgiving Day feast. Of course there was no talk of building walls to keep out immigrants or political wrangling with a president over any executive order to enable 5 million undocumented newcomers to stay.

Kathleen Parker: Bill Cosby’s trial by social media is dangerous to everyone

Anyone can say anything about another on social media, even charge rape, and it’s extremely hard to recover from the effects. It isn’t just Cosby’s hide here; it’s everyone’s. This intersection of freedom and responsibility has rarely been so vivid and presents new challenges to the personal moral code that undergirds our legal system.

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Some thoughts about comics and crosswords

Although readers want to talk about the funny pages all the time, there’s no way to summarize their opinions because everyone’s is different. But a few generalizations are possible.

Some thoughts about comics and crosswords

Although readers want to talk about the funny pages all the time, there’s no way to summarize their opinions because everyone’s is different. But a few generalizations are possible.

Aimee Patton: Political difference creates an uncanny bond

This is the story about two people and something that is almost unheard of these days. It’s the story about a politically opposite friendship — a conservative and a liberal who don’t agree on anything but still manage to have an amazing friendship.

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