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A Q&A with the next mayor and a loser

A Q&A with the next mayor and a loser

Yes, we really asked the mayoral candidates these questions — and they answered.

Shortly after the mayoral primary, in which we're sure you voted because you're all intelligent people, we contacted the camps of each of the candidates for mayor going forward. Jeff Longwell and Sam Williams gamely agreed to answer whatever questions we chose to throw at them, and we took full advantage of that.

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In jail, "outside agitators" were a curiosity

In jail, "outside agitators" were a curiosity

I'd much rather be talking about Israel or the NCAA regional in Omaha this weekend, but I started to tell about my experiences going to the march on Selma 50 years ago, so I had better finish the job. At the end of last week's article, I had been one of about 40 people arrested marching around the Alabama State Capitol building on March 19, 1965.

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St. Patty's can be done with aplomb

St. Patty's can be done with aplomb

St. Patrick's Day is a multifold holiday when we celebrate not only the contributions of persons named Patrick, but those of famous drinkers as well. Some of our most beloved fictional characters celebrate the comical upside of drunkeness — Shakespeare's Falstaff, Victor Borge's stage persona, Dudley Moore's irascible scamp Arthur and, of course, Lindsay Lohan. On St.

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If Westboro found Spock's funeral

If Westboro found Spock's funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church this week failed to protest the funeral of Leonard Nimoy when they were simply unable to find it. The Nimoy family elected to mourn in private, and thus the attention-whoring hatemongers from Topeka were trumped and unable to piss off millions of Trekkers and others inspired by the late actor's life and work.

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Walmart inches away from evil

Walmart inches away from evil

Hurrah for Walmart! I never thought I would be saying that since I have been a Walmart hater for decades. I don't like it. I don't shop there (unless it is an emergency trip to the one in Winfield for a piece or two of camping gear that is urgently needed) and I don't encourage others to shop there either.

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

RADIO KAKA

Right-wing host Joseph Ashby of KQAM radio recently said that Wichita doesn't need a new library, or any public library, because it has the internet. He used his own child tapping away on the computer at home as a good example why the Wichita City Council should do away with libraries.

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The state legislature is infuriating

The state legislature is infuriating

Whoa, Nellie. Who are those yahoos and who sent them to Topeka to run our state? The Kansas Legislature is, in many of its actions, certifiably bat-crap crazy. Do these folks represent the people of the state or are they sleepers, seeming reasonable enough to win in a district with no Democratic candidate, until they get to the capital?

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