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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

FAST GUNS

To the Editor:

Most of the violence in Mexico between drug cartels is due to easy access to guns sold in the United States, particularly in Arizona and Texas. Gun dealers know this but sell them the guns anyway.

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Wichita's problems are regional

Wichita's problems are regional

The local elections are over, and the people have spoken. They didn't like the sales tax, and they killed it. It was too complex, covered too many areas and, they believed, would never go away. So now the city leaders must go back to the drawing board to fund solutions to our problems in some other way.

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Remembering the day (and The Day After)

Remembering the day (and The Day After)

I'm sometimes taken aback when talking with people who don't recognize cultural touchstones which might be "before their time." Maybe growing up when I did informed my pop culture database through the viewing of incessant reruns of TV shows of all eras, making me understand the references Lucy and Desi would make as readily as I understood who IG-88 and Bossk were.

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Write your own election coverage

Write your own election coverage

F5's usual deadline is Sunday night at 11:59 p.m., which is well in advance of Tuesday's elections and even further in advance of Thursday's publication. Due to that timing, as I write this I have no sure idea who will emerge victorious in the state's gubernatorial election, and so this column will have to serve as our reaction to a win by either side.

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Is sales tax the best tax for us?

Is sales tax the best tax for us?

Taxation is a major issue in many ways in this year's elections. Governor Sam and his brownshirts in the legislature want Kansas on a trajectory to eliminate the income tax and put the onus of paying the state's bills on sales and property taxes. They have already lowered income tax rates and exempted 191,000 single proprietorship small businessmen completely from paying income taxes.

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2 real clowns who were awful

2 real clowns who were awful

Like the rest of them.

Clowns. The mere mention of the word stirs deep-seeded, instinctual fears in most highly-evolved mammals. Horses, for example, being an animal famously able to "sense death," will not willingly enter a building which has a clown inside*, or which has a door that is shut and requires opposable thumbs to open.

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Kansas Dems should fight

Kansas Dems should fight

In the spirit of full disclosure, I may be a Democrat. I know that I'm not a Republican despite being a geriatric, white Kansan. Sometimes I feel like an Independent, and I occasionally vote that way, but, for the most part, I am a Democrat. Will Rogers once said, "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat."

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