Editorials

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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Amid terrorism and refugee crisis, Europe skids toward radical change

The refugee crisis and a growing fear of terrorism are pushing Europeans into the lap of populist politicians. The power of far-right officials is on the rise. The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union (Brexit) was a victory for isolationists, nationalists and populist conservatives around Europe. The next step in that direction might come in Austria.

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Hillary Clinton has a lot of persuading to do at the Democratic convention

Democrats gather in Philadelphia starting Monday to nominate Hillary Clinton for president. After the GOP convention drew so much attention for demonizing her, Clinton and her party have an opportunity to reframe the race by articulating a positive message and vision for the nation. While Clinton has been the target of conservative groups and politicians for years, she certainly hasn’t helped her cause recently.

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A community in need of healing

People mourn deaths from gun violence, but the shared sorrow feels greater and more widespread when a police officer is slain in the line of duty. Kansas City, Kan., is feeling that larger loss now over the shooting death Tuesday of Capt. Robert David Melton.

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Failed Turkish coup imperils fight against ISIS

Turkey, once President Barack Obama’s model country for the Muslim world because of its secular and democratic system, is in turmoil after a failed coup attempt last weekend. This chaos could have negative effects on Turkish-U.S. relations and imperil the fight against ISIS.

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Another head-shaking loss for the arts in Kansas

It’s disappointing but sadly not shocking that Kansas could fail to receive $800,000 in arts funding in the coming year. The administration of Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature have consciously decided not to consistently and adequately support the arts in the Sunflower State.

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Americans are in this crucial battle together to reduce senseless violence

The senseless killings Sunday of three Baton Rouge, La., law enforcement officers only add to the police-black community bloodshed of the last two weeks. Americans are seeing disturbing cases of police-state responses that likely will only harden battle lines and work against the free, open, democratic society that the government should convey to Americans and the rest of the world.

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The Monday Poll: Responding to terrorist attacks

The deaths of more than 80 people and injuries to many others by a truck driver running over crowds Thursday night in Nice, France, during Bastille Day celebrations adds to the growing fear of terrorist attacks, occurring throughout the globe and in the United States.

Videos

HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide

HUD Secretary Julián Castro is correct: Taking steps like the federal government and Google Fiber did on Wednesday should help low-income families in Kansas City get cheaper access to in-home Internet service.
Yael T. Abouhalkah abouhalkah@kcstar.com
HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide 1:04

HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice 0:56

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse 8:10

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse

A medical game changer 2:36

A medical game changer