The Kansan - Newton, KS

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Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 4:13 PM

It is often rumored that I have a cold dead heart.That isnít true. I donít think it is dead. But Iíll admit I donít let some flying baby with a crossbow tell me what to do. I buy presents when I want to, not when some fake holiday says I have to.Thatís not very romantic. Maybe I should write a poem.Roses are redViolets are blueI donít care about Valentineís DaySo you didnít get a present.

Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 9:45 AM

When a group of six senators led by Republican Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced a rare bipartisan criminal justice bill last October there was much fanfare on Capitol Hill.

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:40 AM

If Marco Rubio werenít a robot, he would be the happiest person in the world.

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 1:01 AM

  Editor's Note: Marilyn Snyder first wrote this piece in 1986. I have been a grandmother now for almost six years. Our children have presented us with a grandchild each year since 1980, and the 1986 model is due in October. I...

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 9:37 AM

The New Hampshire primary election, coming right after the Iowa caucuses, has provided some clarification to the 2016 presidential contest. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has fresh momentum, after coming in second in Iowa. For Democrats, Sen.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I canít be the only one.I feel really sorry for the people of New Hampshire. They are voting in presidential primary Tuesday, and I have no idea how they could possibly have chosen a candidate.

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 2:32 PM


Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Emboldened by their finishes in the Iowa caucuses Monday - sixth, eighth, and 10th, respectively - former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced they are joining together to form a ďGOP...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM

What was at stake this week in Norristown, Pennsylvania, when Bill Cosby and his attorneys appeared in court to seek the dismissal of the criminal charges brought against him by the Montgomery County district attorney?

Posted Feb 5, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Have You Ever Noticed that most movie actors have blue eyes? I don’t know if there’s a valid explanation, except for the superstition that blue eyes are lucky, but when you start looking for them, you’ll find that blue...

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 9:09 AM

We live in the greatest democratic republic around, but the method we use to elect the leader of the free world is among the most foolish.Letting Iowa and New Hampshire have undue influence in the process is silly.

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