Columns - The Shawnee News-Star http://www.news-star.com/article/20121009/NEWS/121009654/1008/OPINION news-star.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:04:03 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino: Crime makes a comeback on national stage http://www.news-star.com/news/20160930/matthew-t-mangino-crime-makes-comeback-on-national-stage?rssfeed=true Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:03:50 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160930/matthew-t-mangino-crime-makes-comeback-on-national-stage Kent Bush: Plenty of crazy on both sides of the aisle http://www.news-star.com/news/20160929/kent-bush-plenty-of-crazy-on-both-sides-of-aisle?rssfeed=true Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:38:11 +0000 By Kent Bush http://www.news-star.com/news/20160929/kent-bush-plenty-of-crazy-on-both-sides-of-aisle Arthur I. Cyr: Colombia achieves an uncertain peace accord http://www.news-star.com/news/20160928/arthur-i-cyr-colombia-achieves-uncertain-peace-accord?rssfeed=true Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:35:34 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160928/arthur-i-cyr-colombia-achieves-uncertain-peace-accord Rick Holmes: Some good news is missing from campaigns built on outrage and nostalgia http://www.news-star.com/news/20160927/rick-holmes-some-good-news-is-missing-from-campaigns-built-on-outrage-and-nostalgia?rssfeed=true Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:09:07 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160927/rick-holmes-some-good-news-is-missing-from-campaigns-built-on-outrage-and-nostalgia Kent Bush: Truth, facts and other unimportant details from 2016's first debate http://www.news-star.com/news/20160926/kent-bush-truth-facts-and-other-unimportant-details-from-2016s-first-debate?rssfeed=true Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:42:59 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20160926/kent-bush-truth-facts-and-other-unimportant-details-from-2016s-first-debate Kent Bush: Seeking to desegregate, finding beauty in diversity http://www.news-star.com/news/20160925/kent-bush-seeking-to-desegregate-finding-beauty-in-diversity?rssfeed=true Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:28:00 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20160925/kent-bush-seeking-to-desegregate-finding-beauty-in-diversity Matthew T. Mangino: Gun owners down, gun purchases up http://www.news-star.com/news/20160923/matthew-t-mangino-gun-owners-down-gun-purchases-up?rssfeed=true Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:04:55 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160923/matthew-t-mangino-gun-owners-down-gun-purchases-up Kent Bush: We have to change the story http://www.news-star.com/news/20160921/kent-bush-we-have-to-change-story?rssfeed=true Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:27:08 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20160921/kent-bush-we-have-to-change-story Arthur I. Cyr: And the winner is Putin — again http://www.news-star.com/news/20160921/arthur-i-cyr-and-winner-is-putin--again?rssfeed=true Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:35:40 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160921/arthur-i-cyr-and-winner-is-putin--again Mark L. Hopkins: You choose the next president http://www.news-star.com/news/20160920/mark-l-hopkins-you-choose-next-president?rssfeed=true Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:22:56 +0000 Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160920/mark-l-hopkins-you-choose-next-president Kent Bush: Trump's Second Amendment jokes are no laughing matter http://www.news-star.com/news/20160920/kent-bush-trumps-second-amendment-jokes-are-no-laughing-matter?rssfeed=true Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:50:09 +0000 By Kent Bush http://www.news-star.com/news/20160920/kent-bush-trumps-second-amendment-jokes-are-no-laughing-matter Rick Holmes: Reasons to welcome autonomous vehicles http://www.news-star.com/news/20160919/rick-holmes-reasons-to-welcome-autonomous-vehicles?rssfeed=true Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:10:53 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160919/rick-holmes-reasons-to-welcome-autonomous-vehicles Matthew T. Mangino: The vagaries of political corruption http://www.news-star.com/news/20160916/matthew-t-mangino-vagaries-of-political-corruption?rssfeed=true Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:39:54 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20160916/matthew-t-mangino-vagaries-of-political-corruption Arthur I. Cyr: Fragile Syria ceasefire is significant — and promising http://www.news-star.com/news/20160914/arthur-i-cyr-fragile-syria-ceasefire-is-significant--and-promising?rssfeed=true Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:13:26 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160914/arthur-i-cyr-fragile-syria-ceasefire-is-significant--and-promising Kent Bush: Are we really going to pretend this isn’t a problem? http://www.news-star.com/news/20160914/kent-bush-are-we-really-going-to-pretend-this-isnt-problem?rssfeed=true Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:02:25 +0000 Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160914/kent-bush-are-we-really-going-to-pretend-this-isnt-problem Kent Bush: Answer in the form of a question puts Johnson campaign in jeopardy http://www.news-star.com/news/20160909/kent-bush-answer-in-form-of-question-puts-johnson-campaign-in-jeopardy?rssfeed=true Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:49:15 +0000 Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160909/kent-bush-answer-in-form-of-question-puts-johnson-campaign-in-jeopardy Matthew T. Mangino: Presidential council to reveal problems with forensic evidence http://www.news-star.com/news/20160909/matthew-t-mangino-presidential-council-to-reveal-problems-with-forensic-evidence?rssfeed=true Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:57:50 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160909/matthew-t-mangino-presidential-council-to-reveal-problems-with-forensic-evidence Arthur I. Cyr: Mother Teresa personifies the best aspects of humanity http://www.news-star.com/news/20160907/arthur-i-cyr-mother-teresa-personifies-best-aspects-of-humanity?rssfeed=true Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:20:21 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160907/arthur-i-cyr-mother-teresa-personifies-best-aspects-of-humanity Kent Bush: Everything but UFOs in nine great years http://www.news-star.com/news/20160906/kent-bush-everything-but-ufos-in-nine-great-years?rssfeed=true Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:12:10 +0000 Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/news/20160906/kent-bush-everything-but-ufos-in-nine-great-years Kent Bush: Everything but UFOs in nine great years http://www.news-star.com/news/20160905/kent-bush-everything-but-ufos-in-nine-great-years?rssfeed=true Tue, 06 Sep 2016 02:16:50 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20160905/kent-bush-everything-but-ufos-in-nine-great-years