Opinion

Small towns often get a bad rap because they don’t appear to be the “bargain” that some people assume them to be. The tradeoff to doing without big museums and parks, airports, athletic stadiums and…

On the one hand, Joe Biden — who is running as the candidate who promises to make the presidency boring again — made the most obvious — that is, boring — selection for his running…

When the Democratic Party meets to endorse Joe Biden as its candidate for president next week, it will also adopt an official platform. But a small coalition of delegates is opposing the proposed platform because…

When dealing with the pandemic and a return to school, it is easy to say we want to be as safe as we can be. It is much harder to actually mean it. Being as…

Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman acted irresponsibly when he failed to fully inform colleagues and the state that he had been treated for COVID-19 in mid-July. Ryckman’s silence may have endangered others. More importantly, his…

Family and friends of 23-year old Daisy Coleman reacted with sorrow and shock last week following her death by suicide. “She was my best friend and amazing daughter,” her mother Melinda wrote in a heartbreaking…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t telling the full story when it comes to executive orders on coronavirus relief payments and health care. Over the weekend, the president suggested that his move to bypass…

I’m in the history business. No, I cannot claim the title historian. I think that title more accurately belongs to those who hold history degrees and create academic works. I prefer the title storyteller. I…

The Republican Party in Kansas is becoming a stranger unto itself these days.  Time was, Republicans set their goals on fostering public education, building and maintaining sound roads and bridges, supporting healthcare, promoting agriculture and…

Reopening Kansas schools this fall is a gamble.  The COVID-19 new infections rate and death rate are still rising at this writing.  Will returning to school-site learning be safe?  Will it increase the spread of…