Opinion

Really, the first responders weren’t asking for much. It was a surprise to me, as I imagine it was to many Kansas Reflector readers, that they weren’t already getting worker’s compensation benefits for PTSD. “Kansas…

Wednesday’s ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney from a leadership position was the last chip of resistance to fall in the rebranding of the Republican Party.  Hesitant to go on record — this is history-making, after…

Lawrence and Douglas County have a chance to do economic development and do right. One of the community’s greatest, unfulfilled opportunities is Haskell Indian Nations University. It already is a great institution in many ways.…

The Biden administration on Tuesday granted permission for what is described as the first utility-scale offshore wind farm near Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, the first step in delivering on its promise to goose development of…

The ransomware crisis continues, this time with an attack not on a local hospital or police department but on a pipeline that carries almost half of the East Coast’s gasoline, diesel and other fuels. The…

It was a marathon weekend for Kansas legislators as they wrapped up their 2021 legislative session.  The session was an overall disappointment in that even though they were able to give generous tax breaks that…

Recent events across our region — a local disagreement in Wichita, a state-wide argument in Missouri, a veto override in Topeka with national implications — push me to reflect upon a seemingly straightforward but actually…

The United States’ relationship with China remains fraught largely due to the latter’s treatment of Hong Kong, its human rights abuses in the Xinjiang province, intellectual property theft and more. Nevertheless, President Joe Biden’s climate…

Liz Cheney, the Republican congresswoman from Wyoming, is likely to be dumped as chairman of the party’s House conference. That’s not because she recognized in public that President Joe Biden won the legal votes to…

Almost 70 years ago, President Dwight Eisenhower pushed bipartisan legislation that created the interstate highway system. Earlier leaders made universal access to education, starting with kindergarten and running through high school, standard throughout the United…