Opinion

Mary Sanchez

Hillary to Donald: Game on!

The contenders are formally set for the 2016 presidential election: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Their vast differences in political experience, knowledge of global affairs and the U.S. economy — not to mention personal maturity — make Clinton the easy choice at the polls.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Kansas countdown, T-minus 5 days: Cash can help GOP moderates weaken Sam Brownback

Fresh evidence is arriving daily that the battle for control of the Kansas Legislature among Republicans has ramped up to full-scale war as next Tuesday’s all important primaries loom. The topic that deserves more attention today focuses on money: Are moderates getting enough financial support to help them make the case that voters need to stop Gov. Sam Brownback from further damaging the state’s economy?

Editorials

Kansas and Gov. Sam Brownback get another really bad report card

The downgrade of Kansas’ credit rating is the latest reminder of why next Tuesday’s primaries matter so much. Voters need to select candidates, especially moderate Republicans, willing to make the difficult moves required to stave off further financial ruin in the state. The decision by S&P Global Ratings was not a major surprise. But the responses by Gov. Sam Brownback and state Senate President Susan Wagle were disingenuous, to say the least.

Editorials

Hillary Clinton’s chance to shine in her acceptance speech comes with big challenges

In her acceptance speech Thursday night, Hillary Clinton has a huge opportunity to detail key differences between her approach to being president of the United States — and that of Donald Trump. But given the Democratic Party nominee’s extremely low favorability ratings, she will have to be extremely persuasive to deliver an agenda that many Americans will actually embrace as the sprint to Nov. 8 starts in earnest.

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Yael T. Abouhalkah points a real gun at you and pulls the trigger

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