Opinion

September marks the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist bombings. For most us, that Tuesday morning is seared in our memories. We can still recall where we were when we heard the news, scrambling…

I recently wrote a column discussing how baseless claims of widespread and systematic voter fraud hurt democracy in Kansas.   Readers statewide sent me thoughtful feedback. Some was positive, like the Republican county clerk who…

We’re hoping for a big turnout at today’s vaccine clinic to guard against COVID-19.  For a community to be protected, it’s recommended that 70-90% of adults be inoculated as soon as possible.  The vaccines available…

Here’s some news from 2020 that seems almost good: Despite heavy job losses during the pandemic, the proportion of Americans without health insurance didn’t spike, as you might have expected. Some employers maintained their coverage.…

Last week when the country’s midsection was in the grip of a polar vortex, Texan Roland Burns, CFO of the natural gas company Comstock Resources, gushed, “This week is like hitting the jackpot with some…

The nation passed a grim milestone Monday, counted as the approximate time the U.S. crossed the line of 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19. “Numbers can be a bit sterile,” Bob Anderson, chief mortality statistician for…

In Texas and across much of the South, record-breaking cold temperatures and ice storms trapped millions of people indoors without electricity. People froze to death, and failing water treatment facilities left millions of Texans under…

Texans’ anger with Ted Cruz right now could power an entire electrical grid. The outrage was sparked by viral images on social media Thursday showing Texas’ junior senator making his way through the airport, bag…

There is no need to pretend that Myanmar’s short-lived democracy was perfect or full before the rapacious military snuffed it out. But for all its serious shortcomings and limitations, the civilian government was the choice…

Kansas Moms Demand Action held their first advocacy day in Topeka in 2016. There were just more than 10 people there. I was one of them. On Oct. 13, 2009, my life was forever changed…